BC Fun Facts…

So I thought since the past several blogs have been pretty heavy… I’d lighten this one up…


Little Ditties… 

I haven’t washed my hair in 5 months…  😉

I have not had to wear deodorant since I’ve changed my diet…. this one amazes me…

I still smell good…. 😉

I’ve not had to shave anything since chemo began…

My hair is growing back and I look like a gosling… it appears to be coming in blonde…

Since I’ve been diagnosed with cancer I have lost 25lbs

I now need a new wardrobe.. 🙂

I’ve decided not to get nipples made out of skin…. I am going to get 3D Tattoo’s so I don’t have to wear a bra!

When a woman with breast cancer says, I need to get a fill…. it doesn’t mean her nails… (.) (,)

I now need progressive lenses… because I’m blind as a bat, close and far away… thanks to chemo….

Chemo brain does not go away….

I lost all the hair on my head, my nether region and my legs…. but not the hair on my arms?

Boobs without nipples look pretty normal, actually…

When I was in the hospital I called Darrell at 10:30 and asked him when he was coming up to see me? He informed me it was night.. not morning….

Being bald has it’s benefits…. I don’t mind the windows down anymore….

I can’t lift my arms over my head… but I’m working on it…

When you stop eating sugar, you don’t crave sugar or carbs….

I now have a reason to make my husband open all doors and carry all bags… ❤ Including my purse… 😉

My staples… Coffee with organic half and half… Lily’s Chocolate Sweetened with Stevia… Starbucks Latte (no sweetener)…Udi’s Granola…Sushi… Alkaline Water… Watermelon…

When you have a bald head… you have people approach you all the time, with cancer… survivors of cancer… and these little conversations are the most rewarding conversations of all!

I’m sure I’ll think of more…. and I’ll add to this list… but that’s all for now 🙂








More random thoughts…

We have been a house full of sickos… What I’ve come to know is Greyson had small ball that was full of holes… and he was playing with it in the hospital…. when I was in my room, I opened my eyes for a second…. saw him licking it…. but I wasn’t sure if it was real or not…. til I asked after… It was real. He licked that ball…. and brought home a bunch of garbage from the hospital….

It starts with fever and sore throat which the fever responded well to a penicillin shot… then he was not improving and we ended up in the Urgent Care where he was diagnosed with Adenovirus due to his extremely red pussy eyes…. but he still didn’t get better….. and then he was treated for Whooping Cough and is finally feeling better – it’s been almost 2 weeks…. it’s 2 weeks today since my surgery. The rest of us had a wicked sore throat that didn’t go away…. which I seemed to have passed around….. and still awaiting culture which should be in today…. but when I’m intubated I get a staph infection in my throat…. so we were treated for staph…. and now are getting better! Absolutely craziness….. Now my older boys are coming down with the whole cycle….

I’ve been thinking about radiation, a lot…. Looking at alternatives. Damaging my heart…. really concerns me! I have no doubt my doctor is going to take the utmost care in protecting it… but he said there’s not a lot they can do! Throughout this, however…. I’ve had excellent care.. my team of doctors, I honestly feel is a dream team….. just great! But… I’m scared to be brazen enough to say… No Radiation For Me…. I want to trust natural…. I feel like it can help maintain, but I feel like I have to do the radiation to make sure…. It can also affect my lungs, he said… I could end up with pneumonia or as some people have said “dead spots” in their lungs…. I asked a question in my BC support group and asked how many had rads on their left breast… and who has been affected… most have said that their heart has been ok…. BUT, the effects seem to be years later…. It’s concerning. I just talked to a friend and she pointed out that the heart is actually in the middle of the chest…. so when they radiate left or right, they can miss it…. He wants to radiate my mammary lymph nodes which run down the center of the chest…. so I think that’s the concern.

I just received an email from my radiation oncologist…

Dawn –


Hope you’re well.


Sorry to do this to you, but I want to revisit some of the scheduling concepts we discussed yesterday. Dr. Clavin anticipates having your expansion finished sooner than I’d anticipated. He expects to be done on the 16th (two weeks from tomorrow), which means I could have your treatment started by the end of May. If we stick with our original plans to target starting radiation on June 9th, that means we’re talking about a 2-week delay. I ran it by Dr. H., and she expressed concern about that delay. She knows you best, so I’m inclined to factor her concern into our planning.


So, how would you feel about pushing your beach vacation back? If we get started on radiation ASAP, you’ll be done in early July. If we build in a few weeks of recovery, that could still leave you plenty of time for an August beach vacation.


Thoughts? Feel free to call me to discuss, if you prefer (704-xxx-xxxx).


Thanks –




BOOOOO!!!!!!  They don’t want me to wait…. that’s not cool 😦

Just can’t wait for the beach…