Facing your fears

Facing your fears

You know that thing you've always wanted to do but just keep putting off? You should go do that thing. It's worth it, I promise! Sometimes "later" turns into "some day" which turns into "I wish I had." I don't know about you, but my biggest fear in life is having regrets. My second biggest [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]