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Stephanie is just beginning her journey. This site will be a way to share what we know and a place her family and friends can share words of encouragement, joy and norm[...] read about page

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2nd Round

6/26/14 Starting my second cycle of chemo today. It's okay, I feel more at ease and feel I can handle this now. I have a pretty yucky cold, but after having spent the last few days preparing my family some meals, I intend on being pretty restful for the next couple of days. I didn't get as much done around the house as I wanted to, but that's okay. I'll just do little bits, as I can. Being prepared is definitely making this easier to do. [Step]

6/27/14 I've been fasting around chemo infusions these last two times, but both doctors agreed the day of that I should eat a little since my weird symptoms shouldn't be presenting themselves to quickly or so strongly. Understatement. I noticed I was a bit more tingly this go round than last, especially in my fingers, and the muscle weirdness was a lot more obvious, and it was all happening before I even left the clinic. Then, on the way home, I coughed (I already have a cold), but couldn't catch my breath afterwards. We called 911 and I was taken to St. John's in an ambulance. It was nearly an hour before I was breathing normal, but I eventually calmed down. The ER Dr. said he thinks it was a combination of my chemo effects and an anxiety attack, and he put me on some medication. I went home, and after having a wonderful labor intensive soup my darling husband made last night, I was feeling quite well. I slept great and did not wake up with the terrible headache I had last time on the day following chemo. My nausea isn't even present, so I guess I won't really be fasting after all.  Now, I've got to go assist Mama in making my breakfast smoothie (can't touch cold stuff, even more sensitive this go round). And yes, my fantastic mother arrived, surprise!, this morning to help me. What a great mom!  [Steph]

6/30/14 Sorry for the gap in updates.  I want to thank everyone for their love and support,   Steph is truly blessed and inspired by it.  [Loretta]