It’s been three weeks since my final chemo — 21 glorious days! As the chemicals work their way out of my body, every day I feel stronger and have more energy and stamina. I did have that problem with the low hemoglobin count (red cells) and Tuesday’s blood tests showed that my platelets were pretty […]

Went in for post-chemo blood work yesterday — once again, the $10,000 Neulasta patch did its work and my white cell count is good. But the platelets were low and my red count was waaaaay low. So it’s back to the GHS Cancer Center for a blood transfusion today (in the facility that mom and […]

Thank you to everyone who has called, sent texts/cards/emails, and posted comments to the blog with your congratulations for finishing chemo. I am so lucky to have had you with me on this journey and can’t tell you how much I appreciate your support. Trust me, this isn’t a journey that a person should ever […]

My former Nextel co-workers will understand the significance of this blog post’s title. 🙂 Rang the bell at 3:38 p.m. EDT today. Then mom and I went out for ice cream to celebrate. Seemed like the least I could do to thank her for her support over the past six months. Guess I’ll have to […]

I’ve been waiting MONTHS to write this blog post… Yesterday we met with the GYN oncologist for the first time since January…we’ve been seeing his PA over the past several months. I know the PA has kept my doctor briefed on my progress, and has consulted with him when I’ve had complications. But it was […]

Had my final Nadir labs and check-in my with my PA today. Blood work was good, including the white cell count. Hemoglobin is still lower than they want, but not in transfusion range. I shouldn’t have any issues with chemo next week. It was a rather bittersweet visit with the PA, especially when I think back […]

Today marks the six-month anniversary of my cancer diagnosis. You know, I probably could have survived these past six months without my mom’s help…but I’m so incredibly grateful that I didn’t have to. As I understand it, when you become a mom, you “sign up for” lots of hassles — teething, potty training, the Terrible […]