TGIF??? No…For me it’s more like Taxol…Round 8!

Friday again, chemo day.  TGIF doesn’t pertain to me anymore!  It’s more like TGIM!  By Monday I’m usually over the bone pain and leg cramps that seem to get worse with each round of Taxol.  No, Friday is not what it used to be!

On the bright side I can say after this round I have 4 more to go!  Does that mean after 4 more rounds I am done with chemo?  Your guess is as good as mine.  This cancer inside of me seems to be the deciding factor.  For now my tumor markers are down and that gives me hope  that my Fridays in the chemo chair will soon come to an end.

I had a lady come up to me this week at Natural Grocers.  I wonder how she knew I had cancer, could it have been my bald head or my lack of boobs??  She told me to stay strong.  She battled cancer two years ago and there would come a day when I would wake up and not think of cancer.  I thanked her for her kind words.  After all, she was only trying to be an inspiration to me.  Little did she know,  I’m stage 4 and not a day will go by when the thought of cancer is not lingering in the air.  I had an emotional breakdown once we made it to the car. How nice would it be to actually entertain the thought of not having to think of cancer!?   Unfortunately, that is not a luxury you have when your stage 4.

On a happy note…I had pizza this week!   My Javiee is the best!  You all know my diet is very strict!  Javiee found the perfect pizza recipe.  Of course he didn’t use white flour, it had 2 grams of sugar in it!  He used wheat flour and made his sauce from scratch.  It was yummy!!  I am a lucky woman to have such a great man to help me through this!  I am blessed!


Here’s a picture of my pizza!

16 thoughts on “TGIF??? No…For me it’s more like Taxol…Round 8!

  1. Tammy you are doing a very strong chemo regimen. I know it wears you down. I am so happy your Javiee found the right pizza recipe. Enjoying food can be hard but there you are with your shining light of joy. Hugs and xoxoxo -Susan

  2. Thank you for the follow.
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  3. The pizza looks delicious. It’s good to enjoy the simple things so much, isn’t it? I hope your tumour marker remins low so that you can enjoy the rest of the summer without facing regular chemotherapy. With very best wishes, Sara (Leeds, England).xx

  4. That was really sweet of her to come up to you and say that. I actually wonder when/if anyone is just going to randomly come up to me and do the same thing. Totally feel ya on the Fri thing too 🙂 Have you heard of the book Crazy, Sexy Cancer? I think you would like it. Its written by Kris Karr…if you’re curious you should check it out. Hope you have a wonderful Monday 😉

    • You will get a lot of stares from people, that’s for sure! I always see people staring at me, it doesn’t really bother me. I have also had many people say so many nice things. One lady just came up and hugged me and told me I was beautiful. I loved that!
      I have heard of the Crazy, Sexy Cancer book. I was just never into buying it. For me, the thought of cancer being sexy was just ridiculous. There is nothing about my mastectomy that is sexy! 🙂 I think the title was great for marketing, but she’s never even had to go through one round of chemo and her cancer is not wanting to kill her in the next few years, as is mine. Sorry if that sounds rude, it wasn’t meant to! Just my honest feelings. I do, however, believe that diet plays a very important role in our bodies healing process. I am on a very strict diet.
      I hope your feeling good and dealing well with your treatments!

      • Not rude AT ALL! I love and can appreciate honesty. 🙂 I agree that cancer is NOT sexy though! She has some yummy recipes too. Healthy eating is the only thing I have as far as preventing this thing from coming back in the future. What are you doing as far as your diet goes? I’m just curious b/c I’ve changed what I’ve been eating too since this all started.

      • My husband has researched food for hours and hours. I get no sugar at all. The only sugar substitute I can use is the organic Stevia. I also no longer eat red meat. He bought me a juicer and fills me full of juices daily. Carrot, beet, broccoli and kale. I basically only drink water now. We bought a ninja and we make mix different fruits with my water. ( watermelon, lime, pineapple, strawberry, blueberries). It takes some getting used to, but I feel good! His goal is to keep my body alkaline. You can google the benefits of getting your body in an alkaline state. I think your on the right track by watching what you eat!

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