breast cancer, cancer, Fasting, Health and Fitness

Fast With Me…

Every two weeks I go into a fast before my chemo. This will be my second round. My first round was hard because I wasn't prepared. My chemo date was thrown at me and I had to start that day, so I wasn't able to mentally prepare for my journey. Nevertheless, I did it. I… Continue reading Fast With Me…

breast cancer, cancer, food, Mental Health

Chemo Made Me Do It

One of the side effects of chemotherapy are mouth sores. Sexy, right? My drug regiment is what they call ACT. (Adriamycin Cyclophosphamide and Taxel) My treatment starts with the administering of A and C together, and ends with T later on down the road. Some of the side effects of these drugs? Hair lossLoss of… Continue reading Chemo Made Me Do It

breast cancer, cancer, covid19, Gratitude

My Shitty Life…and Then Came Cancer & COVID19

There are people that start their lives in shit. Then fight their way through shit. People that never get a break or even space to breathe, cuz all they’ve known is shit. I have suffered through a lot of shit, but at least I started with a pretty clean bowl, and then, after the shit,… Continue reading My Shitty Life…and Then Came Cancer & COVID19

breast cancer, cancer, food, Health and Fitness

Living on Cancer’s Edge

I've had a craving for freshly baked chocolate chip cookies and cookie dough since Sunday. When do I ever have these cravings? Hardly ever. But it was there. With the quarantine and all though, one must ask, is it worth risking one's life? So I waited. Waited until the moment a store run needed to… Continue reading Living on Cancer’s Edge

breast cancer, cancer, Health and Fitness, Mental Health

Cancer Picked the Wrong Crazy

Do I think I need to go through chemotherapy? To kill my cancer? Honestly? No. I believe we were able to remove enough during surgery for it not to be of concern (with the proper lifestyle), however, like many things I've gone through in my life, I feel it's a journey I should take. There… Continue reading Cancer Picked the Wrong Crazy

breast cancer, cancer, covid19, food

COVID-19, You SURE Know How to Take the "FUN" out of Chemotherapy

"Dear MSK Patients and Visitors, To respond to the ongoing outbreak of COVID-19, we have updated our visitor policy. Effective Friday, March 20, at 12:01 am, we will no longer allow patients to have visitors." Now, if you've followed my extensive cancer journey, (6 months TODAY from diagnosis. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO ME!!!) you know, THIS is… Continue reading COVID-19, You SURE Know How to Take the "FUN" out of Chemotherapy

Addiction, Faith, Mental Health

What Doesn’t Kill You, Makes You Stronger

For some reason, I'm still here. After multiple suicide attempts, kidnappings, my mother, rapes, abuses, accidents, MY mother, overdoses, addictions, natural disasters, MY MOTHER, I'm still here. I was raised Catholic, or moreso, I was taken to church as a little girl sometimes on Sundays. In my teens, I had Catholism stuffed down my throat… Continue reading What Doesn’t Kill You, Makes You Stronger