It has been a long while, and so much has happened.

The more I put off writing, the more it seems I have to write about and it just snowballs into this overwhelming monster that I keep putting off. But it’s pretty quiet at work, so now is the time. After last year’s chemo treatment I was relieved and happy to hear that those shitty 6 months were not all for naught. The cancer had stopped growing and in fact shrunk significantly in size. (If you recall, I had a normal squishy boob again!) My new maintenance hormone suppression treatment had minimal side effects. And although hot flashes can be a…

cancer and dating pt. 1

Well, I have so much that I want to write about but I find myself with no idea of where or how to start. So I am just rambling in hopes that a starting point comes to me. I absolutely love living alone. The weight and anxiety I would allow myself to succumb to when I had roommates has been lifted. It’s just sheer Danielle and Pickle bliss. Work has been getting very busy which is good because it allows me to rack in that over time baby! (Which I will need lots of to afford the two weddings on…

its my chemo-versary!

I am back BABY! It’s been a struggle mustering the energy to open up this blog and post again. I supposed I have some excuse (the cancer and all) but really it’s been entirely too long, an I have no legit excuse other than laziness and procrastination. But a lot and I mean A FRIGGIN LOT has happened since my last post. So here is my abridged catch up before I dive back into this blogging thang again. First I want to start off with mentioning that 1 year ago today I had my first chemotherapy treatment. With much fear of…

one month and one day later …

I know, it’s been a long long while. I’m sorry. I have cancer. Best excuse in the book, and I’m using it! If something good comes out of having cancer, it’s having the best get out of jail free card. So I will unabashedly milk that sucker. Aint no shame. Because let me tell you having cancer is NOT FUN and I will catch a break where I can. This new chemo regimen is, how do I put this simply … it sucks. It super duper sucks a lot. I’ve now undergone three of the four prescribed cycles. All of…

WTS01: Swell Gals

The Podcast is up!!! Here is the link until I can find a way to stream it from the blog. Please listen, review and subscribe! WTS01: Swell Gals I love you all. Until next time.

i don’t feel pretty

I have been wanting to write about this for some time now. But, I have kept putting it off and making excuses to myself. This morning when I woke up I said to myself “Today, you are writing this post.” And then I plucked what little stray hairs remain around my nearly nonexistent eye brows, washed a sink full of dishes, did some online shopping, and made an appointment for the DMV. Now that I’ve run out of ways to procrastinate, here I go. My body has changed a lot in the past year. I used to have a job where I was constantly…

its like a nasty hangover with out the fun night of drinking.

Adriamycin and Cytoxan kicked my ass. That’s all. I had my first round of treatment this past Friday, and my head and body are still in a fog. Its called “Chemo Brain” – I’m calling it Chemo Hangover, at least that way it sounds like I’m having some fun. Maybe? I’ve just had a few slices of cheese pizza from Garage Pizza so I’m hoping it will give me enough fuel to catch you all up. Chemo routine was a little different this time. In lieu of antihistamines and preventative allergic reaction meds I took before Taxol treatment, I was pumped full…

well that’s not what I wanted to hear …

I got a call on Thursday from one of my Chemo Dealers asking if I could come in half an hour earlier for my treatment appointment on Friday. He also reminded me to complete my bloodwork before my treatment (which I had forgotten to do last week … woops) and that Dr. Kwan had put in a note saying she wanted to meet with me before my chemo treatment. (Red flag #1) If you recall in my last update I was going to have a PET scan done on Monday afternoon, and results are typically available 24-48 hours after. On Wednesday I had…

tallahassee was super

One week was not enough. Truth be told I thought I’d be ready to get back to LA after a week in Florida. But that could be farther from what I felt Wednesday afternoon as I hugged my mom and dad good bye and made my way to be screened by TSA (where I was…

happy memorial day …

from Pickle, me and my messy bedroom. I got a domain name for the blog, so new official site address for the blog is now wellthissucks.me feel free to add to your favorites tab! You maybe wondering why I’ve decided to get a domain name for the blog. Or perhaps why the new look? Even if you weren’t…