One Year Cancer-versary

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.

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Memory Quilts

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.

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Let Maintenance Begin

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.

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Vulnerable

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.

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Little Victories!

This morning started off just as crummy as the last two. Still had issues with with my blood pressure being too low but this evening that all seems a world away this evening.

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Getting Back to Normal-ish

I apologize for not posting any updates in the new year, but Luke and I have been keeping busy! Continue reading “Getting Back to Normal-ish”

2018 – The Year of Ups and Downs

This year has been filled with so many emotions. I can’t even believe all the things that happened in the last 365 days. So here is a summary:

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Oh Canada!

After close to 5 months of waiting, I officially received my Canadian Citizenship Certificate!!!

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This is Personal, This is Me

I know many of you come here for Luke updates so I’ll quickly start with that. He is doing so well. His platelets are coming up, his hair is growing in, and aside from some swelling in his feet he looks amazing. I’m so proud of him

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Life in Winnipeg

Life has been pretty plain for Luke and I while he is recovering from his transplant. Being cooped up in the house all the time with nothing to do gets boring very quickly. We have collectively watched way too much TV and  played a lot of games.

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