Bad and Bald: Hair After Cancer

Hey y’all! It’s been a while, hasn’t it? I have been enjoying the last few months of not having a ridiculous number of doctor’s appointments. Work and healthy living has taken over my life, you know the deal. With all things considered, I have a lot to share with you all but I want to take…

Free at Last

Hey y’all, As of January 20th, I finished active treatment for breast cancer. Amen and Amen. I’m prayerfully done with chemotherapy and radiation for the rest of my life (I’ll explain more about that later).  I cannot express how glad I am to be done with this chapter. I pushed through survival mode for 7…

The Quiet Sadness

*Disclaimer: I consider this very emotional so please be cautious of your self care when reading.  There will be a positive end.* Hey y’all! I want to start out by saying I had an absolutely wonderful birthday weekend!  I celebrated from Friday to the day of my birthday, Monday.  It was filled with some of…

I Like Warm Hugs

Hey y’all, Christina here. Done with another semester of grad school and now have time to write as much as I like. I still have plenty to talk about and will include that in the next few posts. What I want to focus this time, however, is related to the picture. Yep, it’s a picture…

Be Kind To Yourself

Hey y’all, It’s been a while since my last post.  After many promises of posting, here it is.  I’ve been pondering what I would talk about for many weeks.  My trip to the mountains, BCA events, finishing up my chemotherapy, self-esteem, or fatigue. After reading an email from a professor, I choose to talk about…

Koolaid: An Ode to Food

I love food It tastes good It brings comfort when I’m in a bad mood The same can be said when I’m in a good one, too But one day I felt like a fool Made Koolaid and couldn’t tell if it was good Chemotherapy made my tastebuds real rude It’s true, chemo can affect…

Jet Skis, Birthdays, & Hot Flashes, Oh my!

So, everybody knows Alicia Keys’ song Girl on Fire, yes? Yes. So when I tell y’all the struggle, maybe the song will take on a different meaning. I woke up in the middle of the night this weekend to a lovely side effect of my medical treatment for my cancer, menopause, and specifically a hot…

Less Money, Mo Problems: Cancer is Expensive

Hey y’all, There’s no way to prepare for a cancer diagnosis.  Mentally, physically, financially.  I will add this certainly as a young person who feels like nothing can break her/him, they are in the prime time to build on who they are and their experience, and attempt to be as carefree as possible before cancer…

Hit the Road Jack!

Hey y’all, So I got wrapped up in the DNC last night and didn’t make my post, lol.  But it’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood, sun [was] shining, and I still have great news to share with you all. But first, let me tell you all about my summer in a short paragraph. I…

I Can’t Eat After 12am????

Hey y’all, Christina here.  Technically, I’m writing this blog at 1:26am but you all won’t see it until later this morning.  I’ve been counting down this day and trying to calm some anxious feelings I’ve been experiencing.  I’ve had these feelings because today I have surgery.  Not just any surgery.  I have wondered if I…

Waiting to Exhale…Scream

“Oh my God, can’t believe what I saw As I turned on the TV this evening I was disgusted by all the injustice All the injustice” Today, I woke up and a took a breath.  I woke up knowing that another black man was killed by someone meant to protect him.  Philando Castile was killed…

For Greater

Hey y’all, Following my recent announcement, I want people to understand how I am feeling.  I am a very spiritual person.    I enjoy going to church and singing in the choir but my inner self and relationship with God are very important to me.  So let me tell you all how I am really…