How to Live in Technicolor: Cancer, Tori Amos & Taking a Journey πŸ¦Έβ€β™€οΈπŸ₯ŠπŸŽ—πŸŒˆ

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.

One Woman’s Hair History: From Bald to Mullet, Back to Bald πŸ’‡β€β™€οΈπŸ¦Έβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘©πŸ§‘β€πŸ¦³πŸ‘„

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.

I have lung cancer, seriously wtf. πŸ™„πŸ˜‘😭😀

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 πŸ˜­β„πŸš«πŸ”ŒπŸš±

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 πŸ˜­β„πŸš«πŸ”ŒπŸš±

When You and Your Mom are Dying at the Same Time…

Warning: This article is about death and dying. If you or your loved one are dealing with death and dying, this article might be triggoring or I hope that it may bring you a sense comfort. While I can't predict how this article will affect you, I can tell you that it has difficult topics … Continue reading When You and Your Mom are Dying at the Same Time…

My 5 Tricks of How I Deal with Pain… πŸ’ͺβ€πŸ©πŸ–

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.

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?

A Little About My Journey: Heart Transplant & Cancers

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Read about Jennifer's unbelievable journey that started in 1991 at age 14. Jennifer has overcome three different cancers: bone, breast and lung (all years apart and distinct). Ultimately, chemo as a teenager resulted in a heart transplant. Transplant was an intense journey, as Jennifer's mother also had ovarian cancer at the same time. Jennifer's mother lost her battle and died while Jennifer was recovering from breast cancer surgery. At times life felt unbearable for Jennifer. Now at age 45 in 2022, this difficult journey continues with blood clots and organ rejection.

This post is Jennifer's story.