Hey, I’m Still in Remission!

This week my oncologist at Baylor said I'm still in remission. Hallelujah and thank God, right? Cancer absolutely sucks. People don't just throw those words around or become cool wearing a cancer sucks t-shirt while running a marathon that's all about cancer sucking -- It really, really, really does suck. And the worst part about getting rid of the cancer that tried to kill me is knowing...

Goodbye Cancer, Hello Le Cordon Bleu

In approximately two weeks I will enter Le Cordon Bleu as a returning student after leaving for eight months. Cancer did not successfully kill me, which means I can finally finish my degree in culinary arts. Contemporary Cuisine class is going to make life extra exciting. I'll also learn how to pair wine, so please feel joy in your heart. Only one more class after that and it will then be time...

Please, Raise the Roof: I’m Close to Beating Cancer

People everywhere should raise the roof. I've actually raised the roof for much less, which makes raising the cancer-free roof even more important. I haven't been writing all that much because having cancer sucks. You don't really wake up and think: Oh wow, I think I'll write today. It's more like, um, today I'm going to watch The Bold & the Beautiful to see if Rick is still cheating on...

My Nurse Was in the Weeds Today

It was really weird today when we were sitting in the infusion room waiting to begin chemo. After seeing my nurse running around busy I said, "Great. My nurse is in the weeds." My husband quickly said, "The nurse is not your server." Being in the weeds doesn't only happen to a service industry worker. I quickly told my husband he must be below average upset because he never waited tables. To...

Bald is the New Cute

Even though two new chemo treatments started today--> It didn't suck. After sticking the IV in my as-sad-as-saying-goodbye vein, the nurse quickly explained everything about my new chemo treatment. "You are going to be bald in approximately seventeen days." This did not make me cry because my husband and I have been having our own kind of you-are-going-to-be-bald therapy for at...