You’ve got this….

“You’ve got this” I’ve heard this.  A lot. It’s a weird thing to hear.  I try to wrap my head around what it means.  Cancer. I’ve got Cancer.  But everyone is confident that I’ve got this. I can beat it. I’m strong. Well, ya.  I’m strong. I am my mother’s daughter.  But is having cancer in hand…

And for my next trick

(TMI — this post could have been titled the Vagina Monologues…. reader beware) This whole week has been a bit bizzaro. Internal radiation was a tad more intense than I intended. I think I generally have a pretty high pain tolerance. I base this on my three natural births, 2 above average size babies and…

Long winded update

I have never appreciated my bed more than after all these hospital stays. Ok- that may be a lie, I had some pretty strong affection for it during that 2 year long bout of co-sleeping/no sleeping, especially those nights I literally climbed in their cribs…. (yes, that happened relatively often) But, I’m sharing a room,…

I warned you about TMI

This update will fall under the TMI category – so you’ve been warned! The good news- I’m home! I got home in time for bedtime last night and I fell asleep with 2 of my babies. The snuggles were exactly what the doctor didn’t order, but just what I needed. My blood levels are not…

Breakfast in bed

When you’re a mom it’s hard to complain about someone serving you a hot breakfast in bed, and cleaning up when you’re done. That’s the kinda thing dreams are made of. So I’m really trying to be grateful for the “room service” here at Casa Woodstock. After feeling unwell all week I spiked a fever…

Change of pace

I used to have more done before 530am then I now do in a day, no wait, make that a week.  I’m not a busy person by nature, it was just a way of life for our family.  Three kids, two careers, 74839 loads of laundry a week, extra circulars, community involvement, it didn’t leave…

Rising from the Chemo Coma

3 days of a double dose, 5 rounds of radiation, 2 days of home hydration and a whole lot of love and kindness got me through this week. This afternoon is the first time I’ve really risen since the nauseous set in Monday afternoon. Just a quick post to say. I’m here and coming around….

Daddy’s Turn…

Justin here…aka Daddy 🙋‍♂️  When Jo first set up her blog, she gave me editing privileges, and I just want to say that the love I’ve seen for my incredible wife has been so moving – it has helped us tremendously – with staying positive and knowing how much love and support is out there….

What life is all about

Wow. We had a great weekend.  So much time spent with family ❤️💕❤️ The kids basked in all the snowy glory, Daddy helped build snowmen and a snow fortress, we went out for dinner before the Tree was lit in Paris, the kids enthusiastically counted down and enjoyed the caroling, the house was decorated, we…

And with a snip, it’s gone

Sometime in the hormonal aftermath of having the twins I got many inches cut off my hair.  I needed a change.  But oh my god. Did I hate it.  I cried tears over that haircut.  I looked like a soccer mom.  It was the perfect haircut for my god awful minivan.  It took me three…

I came to play

We spent five hours at the cancer centre today for my 20 minute appointment. Thankfully mom with was with me to pass the time. My Oncologist, who I love, started talking about how some other people would handle this road bump. Dropping one of the two chemo drugs, lessening dose. Talked around it for a…