Cancer

Arms up, one last time

December 4, 2017

Well, after a long five years I can finally say I am in remission! Or as Dr. Beck put it “You have reached a major milestone today!” It really does feel like a huge weight has been lifted off of my shoulders. No more follow-ups, scans or lab work. It’s so strange to think that I will not be making the trip down to Cancer Treatment Center in six months. Definitely, a lot of emotions today but overall a huge…

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Cancer

The Last Scan?

November 27, 2017

In a few short days we will be making the trip to Cancer Treatment Center for what could possibly be my last scan. In May, I wrote about my confusion as to what my Oncologist actually said regarding my next appointment. I’m still confused but that should all be cleared up in the next week 😉 I promised myself that I will listen better at this appointment. I have the usual scanxiety and have convinced myself that I have at…

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Loss Love

Dear Mason

September 30, 2017

It was six years ago today when we had to say hello and goodbye. It has been six long years of not being able to hold you, laugh with you and raise you. So many dreams were taken away from us in mere seconds. I always thought that as the years passed this day would get easier. It hasn’t gotten easier; it just gets different. Some years we have released balloons for you. One year we did a remembrance walk.…

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Cancer

Five years later

September 28, 2017

The day is here. It has been five years since my cancer diagnosis. A lot has changed in that five years. The baby that I was pregnant with at the time is now, almost a five-year old. I made it through surgery and chemo. My hair came back! I was diagnosed with cancer again only to find out I was ovulating at the time of my scan. After my misdiagnosis I have a wonderful new Doctor and facility that I…

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Uncategorized

4k is swell!

September 21, 2017

I totally thought I would have more time to commit to my blog and possibly start submitting pieces to other publications again once Avery started school again. And I was proved wrong, again. I have been so busy in the three short hours that Avery is in school. I hope after next week things slow down. I mean, it has to sometime right?!?! Anyway, Avery is loving school this year which makes me so happy! This summer was difficult for…

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Cancer Exercise

The long swollen road

August 17, 2017

Here we are half-way through August and my leg is still swollen! I remember telling myself last October that I would take the winter off and get my leg back to normal. Then October turned into June and I was still swollen. I started physical therapy in June with high hopes that my swelling would disappear or be greatly reduced. Unfortunately, that was not the case. While I did learn some exercises and tips to help with swelling it didn’t…

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Music Therapy

Little Drummer Girl

July 27, 2017

Hello everyone!! It has been such a busy summer! Between running to therapies, play dates and outside time writing has gotten pushed to the side. I also forgot how hard it is to write when Avery is home 😉 Between little blips on Facebook and jotting things down I have been pretty absent from writing for about a month. Yikes! Anyway, Avery just finished her sixth music therapy session. I am still so amazed with how music therapy works! Avery…

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Music Therapy

Music Therapy

June 27, 2017

I am so excited to say that after a year and a half of waiting Avery had her first music therapy session last week!! It was better than I could have ever imagined. Avery absolutely loved every minute of her session. The first session was just seeing what instruments Avery is interested in. Well, that turned out to be every single one. Avery played with the guitar, piano, drums, xylophone, ukulele, tambourine and more. When we first walked into the…

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Life Uncategorized

Meet Amber!

June 19, 2017

Something funny happened at the mall the other day. I filled the cat sized hole in my heart! We have been looking for a while but hadn’t really found “the one.” To be honest Amber has some pretty big shoes to fill. We will always miss our Percy bear but it is time to have some new paw prints in the house 🙂 Funny story about our new friend Amber. I had went to the humane society a little over…

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Cancer

CTCA and a trip to Chicago!

May 25, 2017

Last week we made the trip down to cancer treatment center for my 6 month scans. I am so happy to report that my scans were clear and my lab work was good. I was a little hesitant to write this post quite yet because there is a little confusion on how many follow-up appointments I have left. After I get the final all clear from my Oncologist my mind is celebrating and I space out a little. So, now…

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