Thank gawd for capitalism and early Halloween catalogs in September. They came just in time for my low white blood cell count. Low white blood cell numbers mean that I've become the girl in a bubble. I haven’t gone out in public because I can’t fight infections, so I’ve accepted the fact that I have … Continue reading A Badass Sword – It’s What Every Breast Cancer Patient Needs
Another side effect of chemotherapy and isolation is flat out rebellion. I’ve risked the hospital already, I’ve been there even. But it doesn’t matter. No matter what the risk, I still want to get out of my house. I have to get out. So I do the minimum and play it safe. I do laps … Continue reading Drive Thrus – The Best Last Resort
One week down, two to go. I’m pretty stir crazy at this point. I’ve basically been pent up in my house for four straight weeks. I had a lapse of reason and gave into temptation only once - I risked it all for coffee with my Boobie Buddy. I was going insane and it was … Continue reading Rebellion and Moments of Reason – They Go Together?
Good Morning Boobie Buddies, It’s opening day for the Think Outside The Boob website and blog and I’m headlining! I’m so excited to bring all you cancering kittens relief, peace, knowledge and laughter after what could be a very devastating event: your breast cancer diagnosis. This blog means the world to me in that it is … Continue reading Chemo makes me nauseous, but this blog is my throw up on the page.
It was an emotional, Spotify playlist kind of day. I listened to albums that make people feel upset and depressed: Foo Fighters (Wasting Light), The Smiths (Louder Than Bombs) and Coldplay (Parachutes). And although the kids enjoyed the irony of the cheerful song Hang the DJ, they decided that there was too much sorrow in … Continue reading When My Body Gets Down and Gets Tired, Not Funky
Mission: Scan My Brain So there's a cyst like node near my left temple. Super small. And one that's long that looks like a vein. My rad doctor sent it to a neuro-radiologist-oncologist. Talk about specializing! She said she thinks the long one is a blood vessel and the small cyst is very common in … Continue reading Follow Up Missions
For a cure, that is. Even though its not breast cancer month, July has been packed with cancer fundraising and awareness activities. The month kicked off with the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer and one of our very own Kickass Crusaders - Melanie Harms - walked 39 miles and raised a couple grand (how much … Continue reading I Would Give My Right Breast For That
What a difference a couple of days make. On Tuesday 5/12 We got the debriefing from our surgeon about what the board discussed in regards to Christi and the treatment of her cancer. Here are a few of the things that we found out that were different than we thought after our previous meeting with … Continue reading Round 2: Update #2
Hello friends Sorry if this is coming out of the blue and we don't mean to bum you out but we got some news. Christi got a PET scan as part of a post Cancer check up. The results showed a pea size growth in the same area where her previous cancer was located. On … Continue reading Christi v Cancer – Round 2- Super Lasers and Cyber Knives
365 Days Later - our new podcast - is up! http://www.thinkoutsidetheboob.com/podcast.html Cute kids holiday moment: Every night Archer says "Mom what Christmas song are we going to sing tonight?" And I say "I dunno, you let me know after you get your pj's on." Then he and Eddie come out with a song in mind. … Continue reading 365 Days Later