Celebrity Encounters in the "Bubble Room" There were a couple things that happened during my time in the "bubble room" that are definitely worth mentioning. First of all, I was a huge fan of all things Teen Beat and Seventeen Magazine. My room was covered in pictures of all my boy crush celebrities and all … Continue reading Celebrity Encounters in the “Bubble Room”
Life in a "Bubble Room", Part 3 It happened. On my 10th birthday, it happened. All my hair fell out. At first, I would run my fingers through it and get out small chunks at a time. As the days went on, I started waking up to my pillow covered in tons of short brown … Continue reading Life in a “Bubble Room”, Part 3
Life in a "Bubble Room", Part 2 On Friday, March 4th, I got dealt a few blows of bad news and wrote it down in my little pink diary. This one diary entrance spoke volumes of my time in the "bubble room" in a very small amount of words. At this point, I was having bone … Continue reading Life in a “Bubble Room”, Part 2
Life in a "Bubble Room", Part 1 After receiving the first dose of chemotherapy, the doctors talked to us about the rest of my treatment plan. With any kind of Cancer, the doctors will place the patient on a specific protocol of chemotherapy, or radiation, or both. These protocols are meant to be specific to the types … Continue reading Life in a “Bubble Room”, Part 1
Am I Going To Die? We arrived at Children's Hospital of Los Angeles on January 14th, and by the 19th I was receiving my first dose of chemotherapy. Several big things happened during this week. I had my first bone marrow aspiration and spinal tap procedures outside of the surgery, and my aunt cut my hair super … Continue reading Am I Going to Die?
Acute Myelocytic Leukemia, My Childhood Cancer Diagnosis It was 1988, the year that changed everything. I was a happy nine year old girl living in Las Vegas, Nevada with my parents and almost four year old brother, Aaron. In December, 1987 I was in a Christmas play at our local born again Christian church, Calvary. I … Continue reading Acute Myelocytic Leukemia, My Childhood Cancer Diagnosis