California Dreaming

To feel okay, only for a few hours- is the dream. A short visit to the city of Los Angeles became an escape from treatment and the disease itself. The doctor said to stay active and live a normal life, the doctor also warned of the potential problems with travel. Here...

Doctors on Doctors…Oh my

My body has been indecisive with chemo. Common symptoms? Unclear. Each treatment seems to have a different onset of twists and turns for my body and mind. Becoming furious with my face- a blazing red replication of a sunburn painted with white itchy bumps- the...
Homesick

Homesick

Challenge 8 Jacob and I have had moments reminiscing about life in college and Maryland a few times but today, we were “homesick.” I am a native to Fort Collins, aren’t I home? With the help of some important people in my life, I decided last October that Maryland had...

The Story of My Hair

Challenge 7 A woman who is strong in her faith and possibly the kindest person I know, shared that giving and other acts of kindness can lift your spirits from even the lowest and hardest of places. With this advice in mind, I chose to donate my hair before it began...

Time for Some Science

Treatment Update: The first day of chemo was an exhausting experience. Beyond the anxiety of the first treatment, the appointment being scheduled for 7 am, and the anxiety for the future- there was a change to my treatment plan. Dr. Schuster met with me on the...