Goldilocks & The Three Naps

Do you have a bed in your home? Do you ever leave your front door unlocked or perhaps a window ajar? If you have answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, then you are at risk for finding me taking a nap in your house. You can call me No-ldilocks. This round of chemo was…

Loser Soup

This last round of chemo was tougher than the first. Not sure why. Could be the additive nature of more chemo. Could be we putzed with the intended schedule by pushing it back a week due to infection. Could be my body was less able to handle the onslaught due to the 2 infections I…

Doula-ing the Doula

I have been a birth doula for over 7 years. For those of you who are unfamiliar with what a doula does, allow me to give you the Cliff’s Notes version. A doula is a person who works side by side with a woman and her family as she navigates pregnancy, labor, delivery and the…

Genie in a Bottle

The fact that I blogged about cheese yesterday is hysterical. Since around 8pm last night, I have been MISERABLE. Cheese…? Those were the days. Worst aspects: leg pain. Constant and debilitating. At times I can barely walk from the bed to the bathroom without feeling like my trunks are going to buckle. The sensation is…

On Cheese And Other Things

Here we are, folks. Today begins the ‘this sucks so bad’ phase of chemo. Yesterday, the day after infusion, was doable, though exhausting. We took our daughter to the American Girl Place for her 6th birthday and she had a blast while I felt increasingly shittier by the minute. Here is a helpful tip: don’t…

Chemosabe 

Chemo #2 is in the books. My oldest son wasn’t feeling well so instead of sending him to camp, we brought him to a place filled with germs and immunosuppressed people. Obvs. He is also old enough to be interested in what mom does at chemo so we figured why the heck not.   We also…

This Girl is Poison

Best news ever guys! I am thrilled to announce that I get poisoned tomorrow!  My drain came out to very minimal fanfare (which is good in this case) and my surgeon cleared me for chemotherapy tomorrow. Joy of joys! There is a handful of sarcasm above, but mostly I am stone cold serious. I am…

This is Not Porn

See that under my dress? That is my drain bag and tubing. When I took that picture I thought to myself, this seems risqué to put on a public blog, which got me thinking. We put on bathing suits all summer long and go out in public. The outline of my body is not what…