Lessons in Acceptance

I’m a 33 year old cancer survivor. I will always deal with the fear of cancer coming back but I plan to live in a way that I don’t believe it will.

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Gathering Up My Silver Linings

This has, undoubtedly, been the hardest year of my life. Its not even a question. It’s like the past 3 years of hard things were just the warm up laps and this was the final sprint. It has flown by and has felt like a really bad dream… a total blur. Even though I received […]

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When the Dust Starts to Settle

Here we are at 4 weeks post double mastectomy. It is also 8 weeks since my last chemo injection. My life is slowly but surely coming back together before my eyes, even though some of those days I wasn’t sure it would. The chemo is finally out of my system and my energy levels are […]

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My Breast Cancer Journey: I’m Free

Miss me? It’s been well over a month since I’ve shared here how things have been going. The past month by far has been the hardest of all of it. The chemo, the fatigue, the endless doctor appointments… all of it. You would probably think, but Martha – you finished chemo, you could relax and […]

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The Truth About the Final Weeks of Chemo

I am so dang emotional right now. Anything, and I mean anything could literally set me off on an uncontrollable crying fit. I’ve cried so much in the past few weeks you could water our desert-dry lawn with my many tears. I’m so exhausted. Like, so SO exhausted. Are you tired of reading that word? […]

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My Breast Cancer Journey: Surgery Update

Hello friends! It’s been a bit since I’ve given an update and a lot has happened recently so I’ll dive right in. First of all – I just have to say that I am SO OVER IT. I knew that the side effects from Taxol were going to be cumulative, but I honestly wasn’t seeing […]

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Turmeric Spiced Chickpeas & Veggies

So big news over in the Herdy house… after a ton of research, thought, support of my amazing husband, and encouragement from my fantastic dietician, (shoutout to Alison at Wholesome, follow her on Insta too! @wholesomellc). I’ve decided to move to a mostly vegetarian diet after I’m back on my feet. My plan at first […]

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