My heart is heavy. Today would have been our third wedding anniversary. Being Luke’s wife was one of my biggest accomplishments in life. I will forever cherish all of the memories we made together.
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One year ago today I received my diagnosis that I had B-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. One year ago my world completely changed and turned upside down. One year ago I went from a caregiver to a patient.Continue reading “One Year Cancer-versary”
One of the things you have to do once you become a widow is to start the process of going through everything that was left behind. Up front are the logistical things such as bank accounts, bills, loans, arrangements, etc. Later it becomes about the physical things. Clothing, shoes, electronics/ gadgets, sentimental gifts, and so many little things you wouldn’t think of.Continue reading “Memory Quilts”
My first round of maintenance therapy began on Tuesday. This is a big milestone but also just another small step toward getting back to normal-ish.Continue reading “Let Maintenance Begin”
You’re going to want to read this!!Continue reading “Cheers!”
Yesterday was bone marrow biopsy day. Not the most fun way to start off April, but this means that I am one step closer to maintenance!Continue reading “Bone Marrow Biopsy”
Today was the first day of my final round of intensification! While I still have a long way to go, this is a big milestone.Continue reading “Round 10/10 started… Let’s do this thing!”
On a scale of one to ten on the side effect scale, I would say that steroids are about a 47! When getting diagnosed with cancer I thought that getting chemo would be the worst part.Continue reading “Roid Rage Rant”
I’m struggling with today more than I expected to. Throughout our whole relationship, Luke and I were very anti-Valentine’s Day. We saw the holiday as a day for companies to make money and instead we spent every day telling each other how much we loved each other and never needed just one day to spoil or surprise one another. That being said, when we finally closed the distance it was so nice to be able to do normal couple things such as celebrate Valentine’s Day in our own way (including discount candy day they day after).Continue reading “Be Mine”
This last week has been a busy blur. At least busy for covid standards. I started round 8 of treatment and this began the start of my new chemotherapy.Continue reading “Put One Foot in Front of the Other”