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  • I Barfed in a Garbage Can…

    July 2, 2020 by

    Fighting cancer this week has had its ups and downs. I am on day 9 of round two of chemo. And it’s a lot of work. Right now I’m going in 4 days a week to get chemo, labs twice a week and a lumbar puncture once a week with doctor’s appointments in between. My… Read more

  • Quarantine Memories: Mt Rainier

    June 26, 2020 by

    I’m gonna switch it up and not write about cancer in this post because after all this blog is called Trips and Salsa. Here’s one of the trips I went on last year: I was in Seattle for a dear friend’s wedding and decided to stay in town a few extra days to see family… Read more

  • Flower Power Reminder

    June 21, 2020 by

    Right now my face is still puffy and large from the prednisone and my hair is falling out and growing in at the same time so it’s patchy and weird. Needless to say, I’m not looking like myself. I almost get startled every time I look in a mirror. I’ve been going through photos to… Read more

  • Fighting Cancer is like a Full-Time Job

    June 18, 2020 by

    and I already have a full-time job. I’m exhausted. Luckily I can do both jobs simultaneously. I’ve learned that a lot of my appointments are mainly just waiting around so I now bring my laptop to get work done in the waiting room or during transfusions. I’m out of the hospital! And boy is it… Read more

  • #CancerSucks Update

    June 9, 2020 by

    The first few weeks of being in the hospital were seeming like a breeze (well as much as fighting for your life can feel like a breeze, I guess). But then SMACK all of the sudden it got rough real quick. I’ve had some issues since I’ve arrived. My heart rate goes really high whenever… Read more

  • Prednisone CRAVINGS

    June 1, 2020 by

    I’m on a steroid that is doing weird things to my body. I’m actually losing a lot of weight here in the hospital. Best diet I’ve ever been on. I gained a bit of weight last year so I tried a diet in November that my friend and mom both had huge success with but… Read more

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