Last night (1/2/14) as I was eating dinner with my Mom, I noticed my Mom's hair growing back after chemo the same way mine did back in 2007. I am my mother's daughter. #lungcancer #cancer #breastcancer #survivor #warrior #cancersucks #family #mom #strength
This week has been an emotional roller coaster with the ride coming to an end tonight. I have been slacking on my blogs and really don't have an excuse. Day after day, my "tasks" list reminds me to write an update blog about my Mom's fight against lung cancer but I never seem to check that off my list...and it won't happen tonight. Instead, I woke up from passing out putting Maddox to sleep in the king size bed that is next to my Mom in her hospital bed. As I washed the sm
Cancer is Cray! My life has been for the most part an open book. I've blogged about just everything, including stupid cancer hoping that it will give perspective and some sort of comfort that we are not alone fighting this disease.
I had breast cancer in 2006 and my Mom has been battling Stage IV lung cancer since September 2012. She finished her last chemo last Thursday and tomorrow we have her CT scan to see if there has been any "progress". Once we get back the results,
So in less than 41 hours I will be running in the Carlsbad Marathon - my second. Not sure who’s great idea this was to run this race? Oh wait…mine. This seriously has been a challenging race to train for…I mean who seriously is going to train over Thanksgiving and all the damn holiday parties that one MUST attend during the month of December??? Oh and wait, how do you do your long runs of 14, 16, 18, 20 miles on the weekends when you have a two year old and you feel guilty
UGH! I can't believe that the last time I blogged was back in September 2012. A lot has gone on since then with Mom's lung cancer. I'm going to try and do my best to recap the last 6 months...
It all started when Mom was complaining that she was having trouble breathing in August 2012. My sister Jenni took her to the emergency room where they did a chest x-ray and found that she had plurel effusion (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pleural_effusion) which is a large collecti
It’s back. Yes, damn cancer found its way back into my life, this time affecting my Mom’s lungs. On August 28, 2012, I got the dreaded text from my sister Jenni that my Mom’s test results came back as Stage IV lung cancer. I’m adding her journey to my blog for a number of reasons: to show & tell her journey, to give hope & inspiration to others, and to give myself an outlet to somehow deal with “it” again. My Mom is the strongest, bravest, and most loving woman I know. S
Back in 2008, I created a meeshie.com website to share my story with other young women affected by breast cancer. Due to some technical difficulties, that website’s content was erased, and now I have to start from scratch – BOOOOO!. But as I start to write my story over, 4 years have past and a lot has happened in my life. So this version will be much different. I was diagnosed with Stage I breast cancer in 2006, just two weeks before by big “Dirty 30″ birthday. So I’m g