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WOW

WOW

"WOW" written upside down spells "MOM." Coincidence? I think not... Aren't moms amazing? All moms are, but I'm convinced that moms who also become caregivers are superheroes in disguise. My pre-cancer self had no idea what it took to be a caregiver, but my post-cancer self knows that at times, my caregivers had it worse than [...]

Life after cancer

Life after cancer

This picture was taken shortly after I returned to work. At this point, my life felt amazing. I had a coworker take this photo because I couldn't believe I finally had my own desk. Who gets excited over that? Someone who just beat cancer, I guess. Everything was amazing during those first few weeks of [...]

I’m almost done.

I’m almost done.

Today I'll be going in for treatment number 11 and for the first time ever, I feel ok about going to chemo. I only have two treatments left and because the finish line finally feels like it's in sight, I'm ready to power through them. The faster we can get chemo started today, the faster [...]

About Number 9

About Number 9

I wanted so badly to be able to title this post "Number 9, feeling fine!" News flash, Crystal! It's chemo, of course I'm not going to be feeling fine lol. One of my doctors told me that my first treatment would likely be one of the worst because the chemo was wiping out all of [...]

An important reminder

An important reminder

Today is World Lymphoma Awareness Day. Exactly one year ago, this day meant nothing to me. Actually, I wouldn’t even be able to tell you what lymphoma was. It didn’t matter anyway, I was too young and healthy to get cancer.  I exercised regularly and ate good. Seriously, I was the weird person at work [...]

My new wigs!

My new wigs!

I know I've been slacking on the blog lately, I'm sorry! I can't say I don't have time because I have nothing BUT time, however it seems like I'm always either too sick to write or I'm feeling ok and want to get out of the house and do something! This has pretty much been [...]

I’m bald!

I’m bald!

Here it is... my never before seen scalp! Seriously, nobody has ever seen it before, not even when I was a baby! I was born with a full head of hair and have had long hair most of my life so I'm ready for the drastic change. I'm just hoping I don't have a funny [...]

Navy update

Navy update

A lot of people have been asking me how my recent diagnosis will affect my military service. I’ve been really nervous about it too, to be honest. Since I joined the military in 2010, I’ve had my heart set on being an officer. I finally earned my bachelor's degree in meteorology last year and have [...]

My egg-cellent news

My egg-cellent news

Not to brag, but apparently I have great ovaries. That's what I was told on my first visit to see a fertility specialist. Probably the weirdest compliment I've ever received, but hey, I'll take it! The first time I met with my oncologist, he told me I should look into getting some of my eggs [...]