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Chemo Today, Schatzle Yesterday

Today marks Round 7 of Battle Number 2. I woke up this morning and decided I needed to start my day off with some relaxation in preparation for the chemo chair.  I headed for a soak in the jacuzzi and a little meditation time with our Buddha in the backyard. I focused on making Round […]

Round 6 of Chemo, Scan Results and More

This post has been a long time coming. I have wanted to let everyone know how things were going but also paralyzed to write it all down and memorialize the fact that the cancer returned and I’m now in the depths of my second battle.  The lung nodules I mentioned in my last post unfortunately […]

Three Years Ago and My Journey Continues

November 8, 2012 will forever be etched in my brain.  It was the day that I heard the word that no one wants to here.  Cancer.  I did not think it could get much worse but then on November 9th when I met with Dr. Pamela Lee I learned it could get much worse and […]

Two Years Ago My Life Changed Forever

November 8, 2012, I went in for my first colonoscopy.  For those of you putting off your colonoscopy please don’t.  Colon cancer is slow growing and the quicker you catch it the better.  The procedure itself is really no big deal compared to the prep.  My friend Megan dropped me off and was going to […]

One Year Ago Today – September 25, 2014

One Year Ago Today I woke up at 4:30 am to get prepared for the surgery that would save my life and eradicate the remaining cancer.  One year ago today after 7 1/2 hours of surgery the doctors felt they got it all.  One year ago today I was laying in the ICU at Keck […]

Life is Good!

I can’t believe it has been 4 months since my last post.  Where is the time going?  The summer is quickly drawing to a close and it feels like it just started.  There is so much to talk about and I’m not sure where to start so here it goes. UPDATE ON MY STATUS I […]

The Results Are In! Time to Pop the Dom!

I did my last chemo infusion this morning! Yep my last!  I was just thinking to myself should  I say hopefully my last but hell no, it’s my last.  Here’s a picture of two of my favorite nurses Kimba and Martha following my infusion.  Notice my big smile!!   The scan shows no evidence of […]

Where Do I Go From Here?

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions Chemo Continues but for how long? Phase 2 of chemo is in full swing.  I just had round my 4th round with the next round scheduled for March 5th.  My labs are looking great and my CEA is still at less than .5.  I took an extra week off of the oral drug xeloda given my […]

Friendship Paddle Film

I can’t believe it is Christmas Eve!  I hope no matter what you celebrate this holiday season that you are spending lots of quality time with your family and friends.  I’m one of those people that thrives off what my husband calls the Holiday Crazy.  I love every bit of it including the music, the […]


I can’t believe it has been a month since my last post.  Where is the time going?  Is it really Christmas in 5 days? November 8, 2013 – One Year Anniversary  So much goes through my mind when I think back to the day I was told I had cancer.  That first week is forever […]

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