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I’m NED. Nice to meet you.

Wow. Okay. So, here's the thing: Your favorite sick girl ain't so sick anymore. Isn't that wild? I haven't even reached my one year since my diagnosis date and yet, here I am, cancer free. To be honest, I wasn't sure this would actually happen to me. My cancer is aggressive. Not too many patients... Continue Reading →

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The Best of the Worst

Welp, as of yesterday I've survived a full year of cancer. Isn't that wild? I thought that I'd take the time to go through all the cool things that I've been able to do despite going through five surgeries, menopause, 24 weeks of chemo, and depression. And, here we go!   Seeing Radiohead: Those that know... Continue Reading →

Don’t Call Brain Names

The human body is a wicked thing to think about. And the brain is even more wicked. Your body produces neurotransmitters that help influence how your brain reacts. There are seven major ones: Glutamate (helps strengthen connections between neurons) Acetylcholine (helps with the control of things like muscle contraction, heart rate, memory and digestion) Norepinephrine... Continue Reading →

Heh, heh… Blaze it.

I am stoned out of my mind right now. When I'm stoned, I usually think about how crazy life is, how contradictory it is. I think about the beauty and the darkness and how they create this balance that I love and sometimes hate. That constant flow. It's a struggle, the way the bad follows... Continue Reading →

Error: Complex emotions

Not being able to sleep means that I spend most nights in my own thoughts for hours on end. Lately, I've been struggling with the idea of intimate relationships. For most of my life, I've been "Friend Kelly". To my knowledge, I am not the kind of woman that men reach out to for intimate... Continue Reading →

“Doctor, how rare am I?”

Remission. It's a word that is rare for my type of cancer. Only 5% of the people diagnosed make it there. But I've been a rare patient from the get-go. My type of cancer is rare. Getting a blood infection is rare. Having an allergic reaction to my chemo is rare. It's almost like I... Continue Reading →

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