Constipation

https://youtu.be/pUKAcIu94WQ When you see someone who has cancer in the movies or whatever, you always hear about chemo and throwing up or hair falling out but there is all sorts of treatments and medicat...

The New Hairdo

One of the first things that I did when I got to the hospital was proactively cut my hair. It was a way to make it real but take control. A pink stripe to embrace as it is part of me. Short and manageable beca...

The Medical Stuff

So, obviously my time in the hospital is not all visits and gifts and goofing off with the staff. The routines of my day have become blood draws, pain medication, exercises and just doing everything that I can...

Gifts & Gestures

I have said it before and I will say it again – The thing that I am most thankful for during this time is my family and friends! They have showered me with love and support since the day I wound up in the hosp...

The Amazing Staff

One of the things that I am most thankful for with this whole experience is the staff that I have been blessed with at the hospital. They have done everything that they can to make sure I am comfortable and st...

My New Normal

https://youtu.be/v9I56tMTD-Q When we started the store and website that is now Stand Up Speak Up, one of the things that we were first talking about was “What Is Your Normal?” I have always believed that ...

Karla Explains Her Cancer

The first few days in the hospital were a STEEP learning curve. The biggest thing that I learned was that I really knew nothing about cancer. But, I am quickly becoming an expert in my cancer. https://yout...

The Beginning

It all started with a morning when I woke up and my back was in so much pain that I couldn’t move. One trip in the ambulance was followed by several hours waiting in the emergency room – they thought I was jus...

My Time to Cry

I try to present a positive attitude and be as hopeful and happy and silly as possible throughout all of this. But, I'm still human and this is a huge scary change in all of my family's life and there is ba...
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