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Cancer Sucks Update #12- Why aren’t you back to normal?

Do You Even HAVE Cancer Anymore?

This might be just a guess, but I’d be willing to bet I’m not the first cancer survivor to feel lost during their fight. I’d think it is to be expected after all of the fight, loss, and change that happens during the journey. But I do wonder, how many others out there have been DOUBTED during their treatments or recovery? This is a genuine question. I assume I can’t be the only one, but at the same time, am wondering how normal these questions are? I’ve heard these questions and comments a multitude of times from the people closest to me in my life. 

    • What pain do you even have anymore?
    • Why are you still so tired?
    • Sometimes it seems like you’re just overdramatizing the pain.
    • Your actions are similar to an addict: Faking pain to keep the prescriptions coming?
    • Why are you still on those pills?
    • Why can’t you just take different pills?
    • Shouldn’t you be off your pills by now?
    • You’re not doing enough at home, why don’t you just…
    • Why aren’t you back to normal yet?

I hardly know how to react to the comments, much less get them to stop swirling and echoing inside my head. I’ve been called a monster from those who never visit, accused of faking and overdramatizing my pain or symptoms, and told consistently “don’t take it personal” regarding my concerns. Am I the only one?

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Cancer Sucks Update #9

Last Chemo Treatment!

For now…Cross your fingers for a long remission!


Since March I’ve had three more chemo treatments, including what we’re hoping will be my LAST CHEMO TREATMENT this past Tuesday! (April 23) Oh, I rang the heck out of that chemo bell, baby, and it felt great. This little cootie adventure started out with some pretty ugly survival chances, hovering around the 14% range, so this might be the last chemo for now, but either way, it’s the last one for some time! I had some of my best chemo supporters there with me to make it even more special, including my chemo battle buddy, Lorraine, who had her last treatment on April 2nd and is so far receiving incredible results.

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Cancer Sucks Update #8

Rocky Fights Fundraiser has Incredible Turnout!

I’m a little late with the summary, but a lot has been happening, man!


Did you make it for the fun? Oh, I hope so because there was much to be had. So much fun and love going around, smiles and laughter everywhere I looked on the faces of the people I love most. It was truly a day I’ll never forget. Four amazing hours of hanging out with some of the most important and amazing people in my life, who were simultaneously raising over $20K to help me and my family through this cancer cootie fight.

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Cancer Sucks Update #2

Some of you may have already heard when I snuck this ugly news into the middle of my Thanksgiving post, but it’s time to make it “Facebook Official”, as well as add each update to this new blog. …Unfortunately, I have been diagnosed with Stage 3C Ovarian Cancer.

I underwent a fairly massive surgery a month ago, just a few days after learning the cancer cooties were everywhere throughout my belly, and I have been recovering at home since. Sadly, they couldn’t get it all and Chemo is coming next.

I’ve had many of my amazing friends, family, and network ask how they can help, and as hard as it is for me to accept, my Team put together a fundraising page to help with meals, mounting medical bills, and the expense that comes with taking so much time off work.

www.RockyFightsCancer.com

Please feel free to take a look, share if so inclined, and please keep my family in mind and send plenty of positive vibes our way. As a single mom, I worry most for my amazing daughter. This isn’t a curable Cancer. But I’ll work my ass off to put it in remission and keep it there if it means seeing her graduate.

And if your business is in need of work, please call on VantagePoint Marketing! They are pumped and ready to work, and I’m still working with them from my home office.

Thank you all for your care and concern. And for those who have given and helped us out so much already, you’re incredible people and I couldn’t have made it this far without you. ❤️❤️❤️

Life is precious. I wish you all the very best as we ring in the New Year! 😘