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Long time…

I know I’ve been MIA for a long while. My desire to write and update this blog hasn’t been around lately, not even today, but I wanted to share the great news we have received. I AM OFFICIALLY CANCER FREE!  My sentinel node surgery was several weeks...

What A Day!

After multiple attempts to update my blog after round 5 I am finally finding the words to express today. It’s been several weeks since I’ve sat down and reflected over what has happened, what is happening, what will happen. I think I felt so defeated after...

Round 4 DONE! #finallyappreciatingmybirthday

Life is busy for everyone. We all get into our routines and often forget what is going on around us. Over the past couple of weeks I have found myself “people watching” more often, playing their life out in my head and wondering what their thoughts are,...

Stupid!

Hate is a very strong word. As an adult I have consistently tried to remind myself that nothing is worthy of enough energy to hate. There has been things I have strongly disliked, for example, the word meatball…my least favorite word in the English dictionary....

Now that’s a lot of PINK!

Today I had the opportunity, thanks to my childhood friend Melanie McGinley, to attend the Susan G Komen Ozark Pink Ribbon Luncheon in Springdale, AR. A room full of survivors, supporters and medical professionals. As I sat there and took it all in I was amazed at the...

Save The Boo Bees!!

This last weekend I had the pleasure of seeing my close friends and some family members get together and support the Susan G Komen Race for the Cure in my honor. What an amazing and humbling experience to be present and see so many survivors and supporters at...

A Week’s Worth of Perspective

I have sat down multiple times to write an update and have deleted it all each and every time. Like I said in the Discovery section of this blog, when I write things out they tend to not be as dramatic as they were in my head initially. So, I’ve decided to just...

Sorority Sisters! 

Courtney and I are hanging out today as she receives her herceptin treatment (she’s finished up with her round of 6 chemo treatments but has to continue with 11 more herceptin treatment – I will be the same way)! She is such a delight and is such a wealth...

Round 2!

Yep that’s me…years ago working my side gig!  HAHA!  If only… Here we go again!  Round 2 of chemo has begun!  I have an amazing set of cheerleaders with me today, my wonderful husband and best friend, Kristina!  Today I’m getting the same...

GI Jane ain’t got nothin’ on me!

“Above all be the heroine of your life, not the victim” Nora Ephron How does your hair define you? How does everyone else’s hair define them in your eyes? Does it shape their face, give them individuality? What would happen if we were all required to...

The Struggle is Real 

After spending some quality time with my new “sorority sisters” I walked away feeling empowered and  determined. Although each of us has such a different diagnosis (ER+ or -, PR+ or -, HER2+ or -) we all have or have had breast cancer. We sat together...

WBC and a Reminder 

Quick update…Had a follow up with the doctor this morning and found out that my white blood cell count went from 7000’s before starting chemo to 1000’s today. I did get an Rx for the indigestion and upset stomach. I was told that my appetite should...

Whack-A-Mole

Arcade games are so much fun! Tetris, Pac-Man, Centipede, Donkey Kong, Frogger…I could go on and on. Reminds me of the good ‘ol skating rink days where shuffle skating, limbo, and couple skating were all a priority. The memories of getting ready with...

OUCH!

On Monday morning we woke up bright and early to get down to Fayetteville for my port placement appointment. I was told by several people that it would be a really light sedation, I would be awake for the most of the procedure and that I should be able to resume to...

First Day and Last Day!!

Through the new FB page that I recently started I have met some amazing women. One of them is Robyn Sanders…today she is ringing that bell to show her excitement that today marks the start of the rest of her life…cancer free!!  Join me in...

The fight has started! 

Premeds have began and I have my new bracelet thanks to my sweet husband, pink flamingo thanks to Genevieve and superwoman thanks to Amanda…this cancer is scared out of its mind!!  Kayce is rocking his pink...

Healthy Boobies are the BEST Boobies!

I promise it gets fun toward the end… Last week I had a really rough day, the severity of this disease slapped me in the face harder than ever before. Within a 12 hour period I stumbled upon two different women fighting for their lives and it helped me reflect...

I have the best friends ever!!!

Today I have been so spoiled with so many surprises!! I can’t thank Amy Grammer and Genevieve Tadlock enough for being so sweet and thoughtful!! This adult coloring book and pink flamingo are going with me to every chemo treatment!!!...

Testing 1, 2, 3

Tests, tests, and more tests… This week I have had a PET scan, Genetic Testing and Echocardiogram. PET and Echo to determine a base line of where I am currently. Genetic testing to determine if any other family members could also be affected by any mutations I...

Through her Sister’s Eyes…

I wanted to take the time to share with you all how Holly’s journey has touched her sister, Julie. Below you will see her perspective of the day Holly was diagnosed. If anyone else would like to share their story please email it to me kayce_brown@yahoo.com....

PET!

About to get a little radioactive early this morning! PET scan is how everyone wants to start their Thursday morning! More lab work for genetic testing as well! Then I get to be normal and work a little! Woohoo!! Cheers to feeling normal! Still can’t figure out...

Short hair don’t care!

Last night my sweet hairdresser and friend, Mandi, allowed me to bring Kayce, Ben and Stone in with me. The oncologist said it would be best if I cut my hair off short – makes it look thicker when it starts to fall out and I’m not having to brush out long...

Oncology appt

Finishing up my appt today and finding out that my first chemo therapy treatment will be next week, most likely on Wed or Thurs. Six treatments total, one every three weeks. Between now and then I’ll need to have an echo, port placement, PET scan, genetic...

My first blog

Hello World…or the few people following this… This is my first post and I plan to update my blog throughout this journey. To get up to date please click on the Discovery page to read a detailed description of how this all...

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