It's been exactly a year (and a week...sorry...got busy with Thanksgiving and hit pause on this) since the last round of chemo was injected into me. So much has happened in the past year. It's taken me a really long time to process everything and I'm not even done yet. And because of that, … Continue reading A year (and a week) ago today…
I hate diets. I've always hated them. But I'm also not a "well-balanced" person where I eat all the right foods and exercise the right amount. No. Historically, I've been of the belief that if you workout/run enough, you can eat whatever you damn well want. And historically, my body was somewhat okay with that. … Continue reading Going Keto: How this all started
It's happening, people. My hair is purple (okay light lavender now after a couple washes). I'm gathering up glow sticks. The weather is clearing up. It's time to... LIGHT THE NIGHT This is my last shout out for you to join us or to help us fundraise. Cmon, it'll be fun!!! DO IT! Okay, peer … Continue reading Light the Night TONIGHT!
Hey everyone - Jamie here. But you knew that. I mean, my name is on the website. Anyway, it's that time of year again. It's... LIGHT THE NIGHT!!!! WOOOOO!!!! woo. What's so awesome about Light the Night? Let me break it down for you. It's a yearly event where a ton of people walk in … Continue reading Light the Night…and Kiss Cancer Goodbye!
Every time I come here to write about a particular topic, I run into the fact that I haven't blogged here in a while and that I can't just talk about one topic when you have no context around that topic so then I end up writing posts that are really just life and "what … Continue reading Super random updates
Yesterday was the anniversary of my cancer diagnosis. My "cancerversary," if you will. Here's what my life looks like today... I haven't seen a hospital in months. I get a lot of restful sleep. I take zero pills for anything. My only drug is coffee. I can move a lot without getting tired. My temp … Continue reading A year ago…
Saturday was World Cancer Day. I know this because I follow a lot of cancer survivors/fighters on Instagram. I didn't make a fuss of it on Saturday, but I did just see a really great video on the Today Show that gave me a little hope for the future for others that have to deal with … Continue reading World Cancer Day
Well, to be honest I'm back at a lot of things. Back at work. Back to daycare pick ups. Back to bedtime routines. Back to having to shave armpit hair. What? It wouldn't grow when I was going through chemo. And also back to working out. But today, most importantly, I'm back at it with Team in Training … Continue reading Back at it…
Yesterday I had my final PET scan, and today the doctor read the results. COMPLETE REMISSION! NO SIGNS OF CANCER! NO RADIATION NEEDED! ALL IS GOOD AND RIGHT ONCE AGAIN! Okay, he didn't say that last one, but he may as well have. I am ecstatic! This is great news. I had a good feeling … Continue reading COMPLETE REMISSION
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuPSIbABYVU This guy is going to be the mascot for the "Make Jamie Great Again" movement. Get on board, people! I've been struggling with what to write about what should be this post-chemotherapy new world. I'm grateful and excited and optimistic, but there's nothing really new about this world after chemotherapy. I'm really just returning … Continue reading Make Jamie Great Again