Twas' the night of my first chemo to treat lung cancer (non-small cell) and I was all hopped up on steroids. Impulsively, I booked a bucket list trip abroad for a Tori Amos concert.
Tag: Cancer Treatment
One Woman’s Hair History: From Bald to Mullet, Back to Bald 💇♀️🦸♀️👩🧑🦳👄
I've lost my hair rendering me bald, not once but, twice in my lifetime.Pictures document my hair loss and gain over the years.
Lung Cancer: Pictures Speak a 1,000 Words
See my recent treatment for Non Small Cell Lung Cancer, including my gnarly surgical scar to remove part of my lung. It's been a challenging 3 months in/out of the hospital.
I have lung cancer, seriously wtf. 🙄😡😭😤
I was diagnosed last week with Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC). I'm told of all the types of lung cancer, NSCLC is the "best," most treatable type of lung cancer.
Lung Cancer Scare & Texas Power Outage 😭❄🚫🔌🚱
During the recent Texas power outage & winter storm, I thought I might have lung cancer. Doctors found a mass on my lung. Yesterday, I learned that the mass is benign. I'm still going through testing and figuring out my treatment because a benign mass on my lung remains an issue, but at least it's … Continue reading Lung Cancer Scare & Texas Power Outage 😭❄🚫🔌🚱
Setbacks After Heart Transplant 🙄 & Seeking Joy 💗 (Originally Published in November 2016).
I originally wrote this 4 years ago in November 2016 as a Facebook post. Trump had just been elected and I was 9 months post heart transplant and experiencing a series of setbacks: back to living 3 hours away from home, so that I could be near the transplant hospital, healing from a Grand Mal … Continue reading Setbacks After Heart Transplant 🙄 & Seeking Joy 💗 (Originally Published in November 2016).
My 5 Tricks of How I Deal with Pain… 💪❤🐩🏖
As a heart transplant recipient and cancer survivor, I have experienced intense physical pain and prolonged mental anguish. I have a few tricks I use to endure pain and I will share them with you. I hope it brings you some measure of relief.
Post Heart Transplant: It’s NOT all Rainbows🌈 & Unicorns 🦄
Life after a heart transplant has a new set of unique challenges.
Breast Cancer: So Many Decisions, What Should I Do?
Dear Breast Cancer Patient, Are you trying to decide between lumpectomy vs mastectomy? Unilateral vs bilateral? To have reconstruction or be flat chested? It's fucking overwhelming. I can't tell you what to do, but I can tell you what I did. I was diagnosed with DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ) only three months after my … Continue reading Breast Cancer: So Many Decisions, What Should I Do?
Getting the Call: Heart Transplant & Uber
I am often asked, “where we’re you when you got the call for transplant?” For months I was vigilant, perhaps hyper-vigilant with answering my phone. Nothing would prevent me from picking up an “unknown” call, not even the sacred space of the movie theater was going to cause me to miss the call for a … Continue reading Getting the Call: Heart Transplant & Uber