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Stephenson Cancer Center Commercial

One of the most exciting things that happened in the month of April was being asked to contribute to making a commercial for the Stephenson Cancer Center. Commercial making is tough work, and it is astounding to me how four hours of shooting shrinks down to a 1 minute commercial,...

My Last Chemo for Now..

Today is my 40th, and for now, Last chemotherapy infusion. I' m maybe just as surprised as you are that I have endured so many treatments, and so I can't help but think about what life will be like with No chemo. Despite the rigors of this battle I know...

Why Tenaciously Teal?

My name is Tarah Warren, and I was 29 year's old when I was diagnosed with Stage IV Ovarian Cancer in 2012.  Since then I've had two surgeries, a full hysterectomy, and sixteen months of chemotherapy.  Why Tenaciously Teal (T. Teal)?  Well pink seems to get a lot of love,...

Love and Cancer

I've been given many blessings throughout this life, so I can’t complain, however I've given myself permission to be sad, at times, about having cancer. Especially as  family and friends see my health decline, and when I'm fearful about facing the chemo room. I also struggle with those reality moments cancer forces you to...

Tis the Season for Giving

I was honored to get an email  asking me to come and share about Cancer, Chemo, and Care Packs with the fifth graders at Bethany Elementary in Oklahoma City. My cousin, well my "third cousin", but she might as well be my first cousin, is a 5th grade teacher there,...

I’ve Had Help Fighting Cancer

When this day came I thought I would have something more profound to say. Actually, not much thought has gone into it, but as the one year anniversary of my major Cancer surgery approached I assumed there would be some sort of divine inspiration or maybe a specific feeling I...

10 Things to Know About Losing Your Hair to Cancer!

The first moment feeling BALD! Embracing The Awkwardness One thing synonymous with Cancer is the infamous bald head, and when you are diagnosed with Cancer it is one of the first things you think about and plan for. Wig, scarf, and hat shopping commence, and you tell yourself really," its' just hair"! It's just...

Chemo and Care Packs

Getting instructions from one of my favorite nurses, Donna. I have been blessed to have so many wonderful nurses to care for me! I  finished chemo #33 last Thursday, and again made the decision to spread joy instead of focusing on the "icky" affects of chemo. Tenaciously Teal (T. Teal) handed out...

I completed another round of maintenance chemo Thursday bringing me to 32 infusions, and one step  closer to being at "no chemo status". For those who are new to this journey I began chemo in January 2013, and will continue through April 2014. I think back to when my oncologist...

Til Death do Us Part

5 years of marriage, and 8 years of togetherness. Here's to hoping for many more! I was still suffering from the affects of my second surgery to rid my body of  Ovarian Cancer, which had deeply rooted itself  throughout my life, when I heard the sweetest words. The words were not new,...