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My mind is back but my body is lagging

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Most people think that after chemo, life returns to "normal". I only wish I could say that. To go back to the life of zumba, Target, and my baby crawling around would be amazing. But, I know, even on the hard days, that God has a plan for me and I'm grateful for the struggles that I have to overcome almost 4 years from my date of diagnosis. 4 years. 4 years lived. 4 years longer. 4 years more to see my babies growing up. It's not something that once diagnosed women always have a choice in. I'm so grateful. 

I'm home now from surgery and feeling like my mind is racing and ready to go! I want to move around, jump and play with my girls. I'm desperate for a Target trip and to splurge at Starbucks! While I'm able to sit up now I'm still bound to my home with 4 drains that are less than attractive. See hospital drain purse with farm animals below :) Cracks me up!!

I'm so grateful even for these drains. I'm able to be in my home, have parents who will love and care for my girls while I'm healing, a husband who continues to amaze me, and friends who surround me with love and prayers. So while I'm bound to this home, I'm grateful and learning through the struggles of his plan for me. He knows my stubbornness and that I unlike most, need to be pushed and pushed to prove his glory and unforgettable love and grace. 

Cover it up! ***IT Concealer***

I've always used under eye concealer to brighten my eyes however, once I had chemo, it was a necessity. Never could I imagine the dark circles during chemo would be a long lasting effect. I've tried tons of concealers and none of them had long last coverage or they would leave creases in my eye [...]

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Deodorant. Because we need to talk about it.

Hello friends!Recently I was on my girls trip to Boone, NC. It's an annual trip which has now been planned late April to give us all some air and quiet after the big fundraising event. I will tell you that this years trip was by far the BEST! We were on our own time, cooked [...]

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If Not For You, Do It For Your Kids

http://docmomma.blogspot.com/2017/03/if-not-for-you-do-it-for-your-kids.htmlTuesday, March 7, 2017 NothingPink, Kelly Kashmer: My phone rang, and my two daughters and I were on the floor playing cars (loudly). You know how impossible it is to take a call with little ones around. As moms, we have this understanding that one eye or ear can attempt to focus, while the other is [...]

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This page is dedicated to those our community has lost.Please email us at bestill@nothingpink.org if you would like your loved one to be honored.Lisa Marie Buterbaugh WilsonDonations made in honor of Lisa Marie Buterbaugh WilsonWe are thinking of you during this difficult time. May your memories give you peace and comfort. With heartfelt condolences, Mark Klein, Reno [...]

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We are forever learning.

I've always been sensitive to the fact that everybody handles situations differently. We will never know how we would handle something unless we are the ones going through it. Teresa never judged me and often nodded her head at me at the idea that I was convinced that chemotherapy would never make me sick. I stood tall with my [...]

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Tea Party and Such

The Tea Party went fabulously. Although my mind was in a million places, I am holding on to the fact that 150 women were able to learn about genetic testing and cancer from a medical professional and a real life story. That's what this is all about.It took me a few days to recover, and now I can't stop thinking [...]

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I'm awake now

In May I had decided to stop taking my anxiety medication after all 700 surgeries. I felt the need to cleanse my body completely of all medicine (chemo, anesthesia, pills in general). Well, it was clean. I made it 8 months without my anxiety medicine. I'm not proud or saying it was successful. But I [...]

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Opening The Window

Even just a littleMost people around me know that fall is my most favorite time of the year. I'm willing to sacrifice and have stuffy, runny noses and sneezing to let the fresh cool air come into my home. There is something about breathing in the crisp Carolina air that just makes you feel refreshed and cozy at the [...]

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Two Years Ago Today

Two years ago today I walked into a mahogany decorated room with dim lights, travel books, leather chairs and couches. I waited with Korey for what seemed to be days. The red lettering on the stacks of paper the doctor brought in had my mind racing. He sat down, and said in a quiet but sure voice, "We have [...]

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