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Week Two

Week two is coming to a close, and I’m more than thankful to have 1/3 of these treatments behind me. This week has been much easier in so many ways, but I’m noticing that the end of the week is also the hardest. The…

Game Time

I was thinking on my way to work yesterday how the weight of things had lessened a little lately. How I haven’t felt the heaviness of what’s going on as much despite all the appointments, and I’ve actually forgotten anything happened for the most…

Teenage Mutated Ninja Valerie

Things have been so up and down, that I don’t even know where to start. Just last week we went from getting perfectly clear results from my PET scan on Tuesday morning to getting Strata test results back on Thursday, finding out there’s a…

Ready, Set, Simulate

the mask

**WARNING: Images included in this post may be hard to look at due to…reality** This journey has brought about emotions in me that seem to overwhelm me just enough that I cry. I actually hate crying, and I’m more than capable of going 6+…

Friday Frustrations

Hands down, hardest week since the path results came back. Nothing is wrong. Everything has just bubbled up and overflowed again this week as I shoved myself through 4 different appointments…all for this dumb cancer stuff. Radiation Oncology consult with Dr. Spencer Dental appointment…

Radiation Consultation

uab hazelrig salter radiation oncology

This whole cancer thing has kind of been swept under the rug for the last few weeks as life settled back into some sort of normalcy after the path report had come back. But as you can imagine, so much of what we have…

Six Flags Over Glanda

six flags

Some days are harder than others. I have the blessing of living knowing that I’m ok and going to be ok for a long time and most days I wake up and go about my day with absolute normalcy. Honestly, a normalcy I questioned…

How It Healed

WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES For some crazy reason, I thought surgery wouldn’t be a big deal and the first week of recovery would be a little tough and then the next week would be more like a staycation at home while they made sure everything…

Path Results Are for Peace

pathology report

No matter what comes back in a path result…there’s a certain peace that comes over you when you finally know what it is. Good or bad…you have answers and with answers comes peace. Call me crazy, but the moment I heard Dr. Carroll say…

The Road to RadOnc

I graduated from Auburn in 2011 with a B.A in English with an unstoppable love for words and writing. I soon dove into the web world and learned more about design, programming, and the interworkings of a website than I ever thought I could….