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…
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!
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…
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
As I've mentioned before, after a couple rounds of chemo I started this thing I called, "Chemo Karaoke" where I would sing silly songs on the way home from chemo. You can see the first round of those here. Now that I'm done with Chemo and that is a thing of the past (woohoo!), I … Continue reading Chemo Karaoke – Last Round
As of Saturday or Sunday (I don't really know which, but one of those), I became NOT NEUTROPENIC. Woohoo! So what did I do? I went with my family to our friend's house and had my first drink since March of this year. Okay, maybe also my second and third drink too. It was a good … Continue reading Almost living that not-neutropenic good life
It's the Sunday after my LAST CHEMO and I'm feeling...icky. Yeah, pretty much what I expected. But it's the last time I'm gonna feel icky, so that's awesome. I'm gonna keep the words short and sweet in this post and just share some pictures. When I'm not feeling icky again I'll come back to post … Continue reading No more chemo!
Today is a day that won't go down in infamy, but it is a day for both reflection and looking ahead. And first and foremost, remember when I said this way back when I told you all I had cancer for the first time? "I could end with some hippy dippy bologna about rainbows and … Continue reading I’m in that space now.
In 23 days, I'll have my last chemo treatment. Huzzah! That means that in 23 days I'll have been undergoing chemo treatments for FIVE WHOLE MONTHS. That's right, folks. Can you believe it? When I talk to people I haven't seen for a bit, they remark, "Wow, I can't believe you're almost done. It seems like … Continue reading Confessions of a “shut in”