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โœ” #6. I'm a little excited to be done with this one. Today marks my halfway mark for these two chemo medicines.
Low grade fever again but resolved by the time I got home. 6 more carbo/taxol then on to 8 weeks of AC. My personal gourmet chef is in the house! Love you Katie! โค

#killinit #carbo #taxol #carbotaxol
#chemoproblems #fightlikeagirl #baldisbeautiful #baldgirl #triplenegativebreastcancer

๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜ญ chemo cycle seven here we go! I am getting reeeeeally tired of taking care of my body to the extent chemo demands... and by that I mean I've completely stopped babying my feet in the way I should. They look really angry. This is going to be an interesting two weeks ๐Ÿ˜ฌ #chemoproblems #youngbreastcancer #xeloda #chemoisexhausting

8 days post surgery, 7 days post chemo and this kid is finally feeling like a human being again! Guys- we are so thankful for prayers, calls, texts. These last 4 weeks have been really rough and we are praying in earnest that that kind of bad is behind us๐Ÿ’ฅ #crushcancerroundtwo #teamjudah #recovery #waiting #surgeryrecovery #chemoproblems #cancerproblems #pediatricbraincancerawareness #ihatethattumor #braincancer #stupidcancer #jpa #brainstemtumor #stupidbraincancer #warrior #judahfinn #judahfthacker

I accidentally knocked over one of my succulent babies and broke off the entire top.
So let me tell you a little bit about my extreme clumsiness or what is referred to as
Chemotherapy -Induced Peripheral Neuropathy , or CIPN.

About 30 to 40 percent of people treated with chemotherapy often develop CIPN.
I am basically known to drop items from my grip, loose my balance at times, knocking over one too many objects and spilling alot of stuff (I cannot tell you the amount of dishes I've broken in the past 2 years,and the amount of spills I've had to clean up) ๐Ÿ™Š
My symptoms like that of most people began in my toes ,then my palms and so on.
Some of the more common symptoms are:
*tingling or pins-and-needles sensation
*sharp, stabbing pain
*burning or shock-like sensations
*loss of sensation or numbness
*trouble with small motor skills such as writing, texting, and buttoning. *gripping problems (dropping things)
*clumsiness
It is the price we pay now I guess.. Before treatment one doesn't really think much about what will be the after effects but as time passes it catches up with you.. *
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#lifeofathriver #lifeafterchemo
#cancerthriver #cancerproblems #chemoproblems #cipn #neuropathy #wecancervive #thriver #thriving #chemosideeffects #healeveryday #healthadvice #saynotochemo #nothingiseverthesame #cancersucks #breastcancer #bca #theguyanesevegan #jesusmyhealer #clutz #clutzy #clumsy #clumsiness #clutzlife #succulents #succulentbabies

Last night I was feeling a bit sluggish. Yet a subtle reminder that I have an autoimmune disease called NMO! When I have crazy weeks like I just did I tend to forget. This week my Chemo should be happening but I am going with my gut and pushing it until I feel like I really need it! Iโ€™ve had ten treatments this past year and I just feel like this time will be different. Some days I feel like I wonโ€™t need it at all. Some days I feel like I wonโ€™t be able to live without it. And then there are the days that I am scared sh*tless to put that drug in my system. I always power through because I have to but this time is just very different. Really going to listen to my body this week just in case...
Hoping someone finds a cure for this disease soon so I wonโ€™t have to be doing chemo treatments for the rest of my life! That would be a fantastic birthday gift! Thanks to @guthyjacksonfdn And @thesumairafoundation for always bringing more awareness everyday! I am truly grateful for them and the group that made donations for my 40th to help find a cure!
Iโ€™ve always been a woman on a mission so donโ€™t think Iโ€™m about to stop...
Sometimes I just need a little break!

โœ” #5 chemo is done son! I had my end of treatment vitals taken and have a low grade fever but I feel fine. I will be monitoring this closely tonight. These two will definitely make sure of that. ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’–
#chemoproblems #fightlikeagirl #baldisbeautiful #baldgirl #triplenegativebreastcancer

I took the wig out for a spin in Cambridge at the weekend. Felt safer as no one knows me ๐Ÿคฃ
I'm just not sure it's me ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ I'm so paranoid about it looking too "wiggy". It also felt like it was about to slide off most of the time ๐Ÿ™ˆ I some how feel less conspicuous in my hat.
Beneathe it all, I'm beginning to look a lot like Bill Bailey ๐Ÿ˜ญ I can rock the mullet when it all grows back, right? ๐Ÿ˜

PS Not a bad come back from Sepsis ๐Ÿ‘ŠโœŒ #wig #fakehair #breastcancerunder40 #breastcancerfighter #breastcancer #chemosideeffects #chemoproblems #chemo #alopecia #billbailey #mullet #blondehair #newhairdocare

I miss having eyelashes. Thanks Snapchat filters ๐Ÿคฃ #chemoproblems #fuckcancer #pinkhairdontcare #gettinwiggywithit

I love this nail polish I got in my @lgfbnz goodie bag. One of the side effects from my chemo is nails turning to crap, darkening, yellowing, lifting and possibly falling off. Oh joy!!. .

I was recommended to paint them dark colours as I think it helps block the light an possibly which helps reduce how bad they can turn? Something like that anyway. Also, it stops me looking at them every 5 seconds and stressing over them. This nail polish is amazeballs. It sets SO fast and has a nice matte finish.
I THINK it's Estee Lauder? Bloody marvelous ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—. The second photo is a family photo. I was trying to paint my nails in the sun but the boys had other ideas ๐Ÿ˜‚
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#chemo #chemojourney #chemosucks #fuckbradup #tnbc #triplenegativebreastcancer #cancerjourney #breastcancer #chemoproblems #docetaxel #lgfb #lookgoodfeelbetter #esteelauder #nails

#judahfinn is having his g-tube put in today and we are so excited to get some meat on his bones!
Please be in prayer for the surgeon and team. For Judah's heart, that he is brave and feels comforted by our sweet God and us. That Camilla Kate will be a fun distraction and a joy to his soul. That he comes out is great shape. Love y'all and that's for the prayers and texts. #Crushcancerroundtwo #teamjudah #pediatricbraincancerawareness #ihatethattumor #braincancer #stupidcancer #jpa #brainstemtumor #stupidbraincancer #warrior #judahfinn #judahfthacker #surgeryday #gtubesurgery #chemoproblems #communitylove @easttnchildrens #etch

The steroids that they give me before chemo sometimes donโ€™t let me sleep much although I feel tired as hell so this morning I didnโ€™t feel like smiling much so I went through my pictures and found this. Just a little reminder that when you donโ€™t feel like smiling much...find a reason toโค๏ธ #iamblessed #lifeisbeautiful #angelsofmylife #chemoproblems #begreatful #warrior

Someone's a little cold tonight and forced their way under the covers!
Not me though. I'm like a Katy Perry song tonight... hot and then cold... Yes and then no... ๐Ÿ˜‚ my body hasn't decided what temp to stay at so it's giving them all a go ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿป.
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#chemo #chemojourney #chemoproblems #fuckbradup #tnbc #triplenegativebreastcancer #cancerjourney #breastcancer #docetaxel

As my hair starts to thin and shed, my friend Katie donated her hair on my behalf to cancer patients! Such an awesome gesture from an amazing friend! She donated to Pantene Make the Cut: https://pantene.com/en-us/brandexperience/make-the-cut #pantenedonation #ilovemysupportsystem #nationalcancersurvivorsday #baldisbeautiful #chemoproblems #cancerawarness #cancersucks #cancersupport

Shameless plug for my fav.. and local.. booch makers. @laurentian.brew.kombucha. ๐Ÿ’š

Although I make my own kombucha, having learned from the proprietors, I refill their bottles with the fabulousness while mine does its thing(as shown in the background).๐Ÿ’™ I get all excited when I see their van about town... have to remind myself it's not like an ice cream truck and I can't go running after it๐Ÿ˜‚.. (now, that would be awesome)

It is fill day... ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ™Œ
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#itsawesome #abeautifulthing #addictedtokombucha #refillday #ontap #laurentianbrew #laurentianbrewkombucha #shamelessplug #boochlife #boochlove #guthealthmatters #recoveringfromillness #guthealthy #checkyourgut #gutimbalance #guthealing #scobylove #deepriver #laurentianhills #organic #prednisoneproblems #chemoproblems #candidagut #orangekombucha #kombucha #booch

Successful trip to Holland and Barrett today ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป ginger shots are totally gross though ๐Ÿคข๐Ÿ˜‚ .
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#bowelcancer #oxaliplatin #bowelcanceruk #cachexia #never2young #cancer #cancersucks #byecancer #cancerwarrior #chemotherapy #chemo #chemobrain #chemosucks #stoma #colostomybag #colostomy #chemolife #chemoproblems #stomabag @hollandandbarrett

This moisturizer is supposed to be life saving. ๐Ÿค” Chemo has really changed my skin lately. So Iโ€™m changing up my routine a bit ๐Ÿฆ‹ #thatsdarling #chemoproblems #breastcancer #moisturizer #skincare #chooselovely #olehenriksen

Took a lot for me to post this.... but Iโ€™ve had a rough couple days. To everyone that wants to understand: This is cancer. Cancer is having to cancel/leave arrangements with friends. Cancer is having to take a 2 hour bath to numb your pain. Then struggling to find the energy to change. Cancer is having a cry to help you feel better. Cancer is really shit. .
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#bowelcancer #oxaliplatin #bowelcanceruk #cachexia #never2young #cancer #cancersucks #byecancer #cancerwarrior #chemotherapy #chemo #chemobrain #chemosucks #stoma #colostomybag #colostomy #chemolife #chemoproblems #stomabag

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