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Over the woods and through the snow

During my winter break, my mom and I went to get my hair cut.   Now this was a special time, because it was my second, first hair cut!  I had let it grow for the 2.5 years since I was declared in remission (march 16 2010- dec 22 2012) .  It was so long andContinue reading “Over the woods and through the snow”

Sharing for the very first time

When i first started sharing my feelings, it was difficult. I was able to talk about what happened pretty easily, but as soon as i started talking about how i felt the waterworks came.  the first real time was during my painting final.  we had all semester to work on painting, just painting whatever cameContinue reading “Sharing for the very first time”

Post Cancer and Art Therapy

After my five months of treatment I was considered in remission. My scans were completely clear which meant not only were the tumors gone, but the bones (which were swiss cheese on the initial mri) were regrown. I stumped the surgeons at my oncology center, “as the medicine wasnt supposed to work like that”. WhileContinue reading “Post Cancer and Art Therapy”

Current day realisation of initial diagnoses

Finding out that my pain was labeled as cancer, came as a relief to me.  At the time I was angry and scared and frustrated but mostly in severe pain.  I didnt want to go through the process of getting a second opinion if this doctor was sure it was cancer ( and not aContinue reading “Current day realisation of initial diagnoses”

Dealing with it.

I wrote in a journal during this time and did initial sketches about my diagnoses.   I don’t have the sketches now,  but I will post them at a later time with a future post on current processing.  One other way was my arts & crafts,  and my online psych classes toward my undergradute art studioContinue reading “Dealing with it.”

Initial processing

Why would my body constantly make me sick all my life when I stayed away from “bad” things?  I stayed away from smoking, I rarely drank, I never even wore temporary tattoos. But something was always wrong with me, and on top of that we didnt understand this whole cancer thing, and the doctors toldContinue reading “Initial processing”

Reflecting back

I have a long medical history.  The most recent diagnosis however was November 2009.  I was diagnosed with Non Hodgkins Lymphoma -large b cell in approximately 85% of my skeleton. I went through 5 months of RCHOP, Delievered once every three weeks through a metaport In my chest.  My initial testing was mri, pet, ct biopsy, Continue reading “Reflecting back”

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