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…

Chemo life is preeeeeeeeetty boring.

I had started drafting another post last week, about my trip to Palm Springs. But, I lost steam and time slipped away, and so I’ll put a pin in that post for now. Just rest assured it was wonderful trip with my beautiful friends and I cherished every moment of it. I’m so very flattered that you…

WARNING: its a whopper.

Danielle, how do you really feel? It’s a fair question. But one that isn’t so easy to answer. It’s quite loaded. How do I feel physically? I feel normal, aside from the two or three days chemo leaves me fatigued and not wanting to do more than lay around the house. The pain in my…

some exciting news …

This past Friday, I went in for my treatment. First one of the second cycle. I also had an exam with Dr. Kwan (my oncologist). She checked out my breast and took a few measurements. And the tumor is smaller!!! Woo-hoo. I ended up buzzing my head. Feels great. Every one says I look like a bad ass, so there is that. Haven’t had much energy to do anything though. Stayed home all weekend, had groceries delivered, real exciting stuff. But I just wanted to share this great news with you all. All your positive thoughts, prayers and well wishes are…