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Chemo #17

Me with my mom, Marylynn, and younger sister Andrea May 2nd Chemo #17 Two more days of chemo in the books, which  brings the grand total to seventeen infusions. The next several days will be tough, but prayers, family, friends, and knowing the end is just around the corner helps me continue...

Last Round Knockout

Fight Like a Girl Because you are my help I sing in the shadow of your wings.  I CLING to you; your right hand upholds me. Psalms 63: 7-8 Benjamin and I were watching OKC vs Houston playoff game 4 on Monday night ( If you weren't you should have been). It was a...

Fighting like a Girl..giving my final class presentation of graduate school  Many thought I was crazy for continuing with my graduate school career as I faced several aggressive rounds of chemotherapy in my battle to fight stage 4 Ovarian Cancer. As graduation is quickly approaching I am glad I have always been...

Love and Cancer

Benjamin and I in Crested Butte, CO August 2012. I had my first appointment with a specialist two weeks after getting home from this amazing trip  I have been feeling a lot better over the last twenty-four hours, and the nausea has left for the most part. Friday started kind of...

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!...