I received chemo on Tuesday, August 15th. It is Sunday and I've spent most of everyday since in bed. My pain levels are low. I'm not coughing very much. And, the scary "fog" of chemo hasn't been as bad this time. I've just been really tired and fatigued. Thank you for your prayers. My chemo… Continue reading Love and Chemo
Picture it: August 2004. Gainesville, Florida. A 24-year-old woman stood in a small meeting room on the University of Florida campus. She was head to toe in black Ann Taylor—a pencil skirt and matching blazer, to be specific. She was doing her best to look studious and serious. But, hidden underneath her polyester blouse was… Continue reading Trivial “Stuff”
I have to be honest. Cancer is terrible. The commercials on TV…The ones where pretty bald ladies high-five each other, all wearing pink, as they finish a 5K… The ones where sick children are smiling as they hug each other… They show a tiny portion of what cancer is like. Those moments are beautiful and… Continue reading The Darkness.