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Rejoice!

If you are on the Teal for Tarah Facebook page you already saw this picture of my 12th chemo treatment. The collage encompasses the sentiment I had with two days of chemo the week before. (Benjamin calls it my grump face). The photo also shows the port in my side...

Chemo Woes and Chemo Joys

I am not really sure where to begin. My desire for my next blog post has been to be positive, so I guess I will start there. I submitted and completed my comprehension exam, which ultimately determines if I pass graduate school. I am pretty positive I passed although there...

“Sweet Surrender”

Recent days have been tough. I am learning that as much as my spirit wants to compel me to accomplish even the most mundane tasks my body is not allowing me to. This is my off week from chemo and in cycles past has typically been a week where I have a...

I Had Chemo the Next Day, but Boy did I Ever Thunder Up!

Feeling blessed that Fox Sports and Thunder NBA wanted to write about this journey. I thought a sign that helped me share with a large crowd why I was bald might get on the big screen but I didn't imagine the interest it has received!  Link to Thunder NBA article ...

Easter Haircut

Benjamin never thought he would be giving his wife a hair cut for Easter Sunday. What I did have was getting long and awkward.. Just Sayin!...

Prayer and Anticipation

I have completed four cycles of chemo now (1 cycle= 3 separate infusions). I was so nervous about this last cycle, and it is a miracle what God did in me once I made it out the door of my house Wednesday. I was throwing up and barely walking, but as I...

Downtrodden but Not Destroyed

Dear Friends, The affects of chemo on one's body are great. I find that with each treatment my body becomes weaker, and yet even though I have breakdowns over how I feel and what is left to endure my spirit grows stronger. Many of you know the anticipated side effects of chemo;...

Look for the silver Lining

I had no idea my high school friend and I would be blowing up in the "Thundering Up" world today. I was so blessed  by the excitement of last night, and thank God for the opportunities He presents to spread His Light! God, along with my good friend Torrey James were by...

Trusting

An update for my friends and family; Yesterday the doctor called, they called to tell me my white cell count is low, which is nothing new to these ears. What was different is they become concerned when white counts are around 500. Mine have been around 400, but according to my blood draw...