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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Small Health Changes: Happy Pits

It’s been exactly 4 months since “my first day with cancer”. Months one and two were spent at endless doctors appointments, mostly in shock and confusion, and just trying to get from one day to the next without losing it. Those months also included the big baddie chemo drugs and lots and lots of down […]

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I Am a Damn Sunflower

This was today’s calendar quote – it seemed so relevant to me. “You are sowing the flowers of tomorrow in the seeds of today” I’ve had so many thoughts swirling around in my head the past few weeks and honestly have been meaning to type them out but the motivation has been SO LOW. I […]

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