• Inspiring Strangers

    November 13, 2020 by

    I had the sweetest conversation with a nurse as she changed the dressing on my PICC line. She said that last week she had a newly diagnosed patient in for his first chemotherapy and he was terrified. He asked her how he’s going to live and be himself and she immediately thought of me. She’s… Read more

  • Quarantine Memories: Salvation Mountain

    October 11, 2020 by

    Sitting here getting chemo thinking about all the places I’d rather be. Y’all already know it’s killing me to not be able to go on adventures. I’m making a list of places I want to go as soon as I get the ok from the doctor. Hurry up covid vaccine. Until then – everyone wear… Read more

  • Cancer is Kicking My Okole

    October 7, 2020 by

    But I have this shirt so… booyah! It’s been a while and I know a lot of you have been anxious to hear how I’ve been doing. It’s certainly been a rollercoaster. Back in July I got pancreatitis from one of my chemo drugs and ended up in the hospital. What I thought was just… Read more

  • 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

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