Do you remember the first time you ever heard the hidden track on the Nirvana Nevermind album? It was a super cool discovery. Maybe it was cool because it made me feel like I had to be patient enough to discover it. It was like a REWARD for being zoney, for enjoying ten straight minutes of … Continue reading Hidden Track
I’m not sure what it is about me, but only the weirdest of the weird ever approach me. It's been like this for decades. Personally, I think I was pretty cute in my twenties, but I never got hit on by guys...unless they were well over 65. Homeless people randomly sitting on the streets of … Continue reading My Personal Healing Shaman. Not.
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
I decided to take a full medical leave of absence from work this time and focus 100% on healing myself. I just received chemo treatment 3 of 6 and have learned that my PET/CT scan will be in 4 weeks. This is when I find out that the chemo is working - that its putting … Continue reading Is This For Reals?
I love my Stanford doctor. Extremely knowledgeable, approachable, confident. Great bedside manner. He confirmed we are on the right path. Chemo cocktails with Perjeta is correct and the way to go. Instead of 3 treatments we will do six. My cancering is hormone related, so we are going turbo against estrogen. No more tamoxifen pills, … Continue reading In My Second Opinion
Like clockwork it’s about that time. It takes up to 21 days to lose your hair during chemo and it has been 15 since I started. This morning, as I was gloriously running my fingers through my luxurious Hollywood blond hair, it was there. Lots of hair in my hands. So, bye-bye hair. It’s time … Continue reading Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow
Have you been thinking about the Nelson’s lately? Mike’s posts have kept you updated and you know that I had a successful surgery on Friday. You know that I’m due for my Chemo Round 1, 2015 tomorrow. In fact, I bet you were just thinking about how this totally sucks and how surreal it is … Continue reading Not PMS. PMA
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
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