Normal is as Normal Does 

It's been 12 days since the first chemo session and I am back to feeling like myself. Days 1-6 were unpleasant* but since then I have steadily been feeling better and more like normal Arielle. I go back for the next round of chemo next Thursday (June 2) but until then I am doing my... Continue Reading →

Ding…Round 1 

I was nervous and anxious going into Thursday. I didn't know exactly what to expect and the unknown is tough and scary. We arrived at the Fraser Valley Cancer Clinic (at Surrey Memorial) at 9am on Thursday, got checked in and was brought back into the chemo room (after a round of nervous coughs). I... Continue Reading →

The Calm Before the Storm

A co-worker I ran into yesterday brought to my attention that it's been a while since my last post. She started off with a nice, "I like your blog" before cracking the whip telling me to get back at it so here we go. I haven't posted since my Gratitude post because not much has... Continue Reading →

More drugs than 1970’s Rolling Stones

If we can't call this period of time in my life a journey, maybe it can be considered a roller coaster ride because for every happy peak there seems to be a devastating, kick-in-the-crotch-feeling valley. Tuesday = Lymph Nodes are clear. Awesome, fabulous news, super exciting. Thursday = Chemo is coming. Shit. I had this (obviously) unrealistic... Continue Reading →

A Glossary of Terms

There's lots of words and terminologies that come with every new situation and in the last few weeks there have been a whole host of new words to learn, or sometimes even old words with new meanings. I thought I would list a few now and probably add to this list as the...(not going to... Continue Reading →

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