Helpful products during breast cancer

I wanted to share a few things that helped me personally during my cancer treatment. For Chemo Fuzzy socks with grippers Blanket Eye mask For Hot Flashes Ice packs/trusty bag of frozen peas Icy cool towel or something similar Oscillating fan For Nausea/Vomiting Angel Mints  Peppermint Tea Queasy Drops/Pops Anything ginger (unfortunately, I hate gingerContinue reading “Helpful products during breast cancer”

A quick rundown of my side effects

For anyone about to go through a similar treatment plan, here are the side effects I experienced. I recommend being transparent with your doctors as they may be able to help with some of them. A/C Chemo Fatigue Nausea/Vomiting – Zofran didn’t help me so they switched me to a steroid for a few daysContinue reading “A quick rundown of my side effects”

How to make shaving your head more fun

I decided to embrace my hair loss as much as I could, instead of fighting it, so I shaved my head after my second chemo session. If you’re keeping track, that’s the day after my first date with Ilan and just after I started noticing hair loss. Taking intentional action definitely made me feel likeContinue reading “How to make shaving your head more fun”

When anticipation ends and treatment begins

It was a large hospital complex, with multiple tall white buildings all named after different people. My mom wasn’t feeling well that day, and I didn’t want her to accidentally get someone who is immunocompromised sick, so we decided she wouldn’t come to my first chemo appointment.  Instead, my best friend and I walked throughContinue reading “When anticipation ends and treatment begins”