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.Continue reading “Three Year Anniversary”
I haven’t written a post in a while. After the LLS fundraising competition I truly needed a break from writing and putting myself out there. While it was so rewarding to do something so good, it was definitely tiring (I still haven’t had a chance to send thank you’s to all the wonderful people who donated). Now that it has been a couple of weeks I have had time to rest, recharge, and focus on myself a little more.Continue reading “Rantings and Ramblings”
Here is my story (briefly) and why I do this. Please watch and donate ->> here <<- to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Man/ Woman of the Year Campaign. We can’t do this without you!!!
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”
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”
Since losing Luke I feel as if I have been bombarded by two kinds of sympathy. The first are those who reach out to say how sorry they are for my loss and how they can’t imagine what I must be going through. These are the people who typically offer vague help and then disappear as time goes on. Grief tourists.
The second kind of the person offers sympathy by checking in on you without pressure, offers helpful advice, talks about everyday life and doesn’t give you pity looks when you bring up your late husband. They share their memories and give love and laughter to an otherwise dark time.Continue reading “The Big W”
It’s the last month of 2020. It’s hard to believe that this year is almost over. It has felt like the longest year of my life and yet it has flown by. So much has happened I can’t even begin to muddle through it all.Continue reading “December 1st”
I honestly don’t know how to start this blog post. There are no words that can describe the loss of Luke and the emptiness I feel without him.Continue reading “The Hardest Two Weeks of my Life”
I’ve been putting off writing this blog post for a couple weeks now. My heart and my head feel like they are drowning.Continue reading “I Don’t Know Where to Start”
I’ve had quite a lot of writers block this past week as I started my first round of intensification treatment. I like using my blog to keep everyone updated, but it is also a good therapeutic outlet for me. Writing allows me to get my thoughts and feelings out of my head and sharing them usually helps to ease some of my anxiety.Continue reading “Vulnerable”