Questions Answered Part 2

Happy Thursday! We have almost made it to the weekend! Hope everyone has had a great week.

Two weekends ago Ray and I went to Vegas and had such a great time! It is nice to get away and feel semi normal for a bit.

Then we got home and he went straight to chemo with me. Here he is looking super happy as usual. πŸ˜‚

After that we pretty much had a restful weekend.

Yesterday my mom took me to chemo number 13 of 16. I’m getting SO close to closing this chapter.

Ok enough about me. Back to why I’m writing this post. πŸ™‚ I asked yesterday on instagram for any questions that you would like me to answer on my next blog. Y’all were awesome! I got so many questions. I’m going to try to answer them all.

Ok here we go…

Were you able to work during treatment?

I have been able to work almost the whole time with exception to chemo days. During my last two of my first regimen, I did miss a couple days of work because of extreme fatigue. With the one I’m on now I have only missed treatment days. Shoutout to my job for being awesome and understanding. I can’t thank them enough.

When are you and Ray getting married?

I got this one a lot. Let’s just say it better be soon. πŸ˜‚

What do you do for stress management?

Scream. Hahaha jk jk. I actually just found this app called #selfcare and I’m really liking it.

Would you be willing to do a makeup tutorial?

Oh lord. Ummm it would probably be the funniest, most disorganized, tutorial ever.

What is something friends can do for a friend going through treatment?

Pray! It’s the best thing you can do. Also bake for them. Some chemo regimens are super hard on your tastebuds. My first one was. I lived off of bread basically. And I had wonderful family make me some amazing food.

What suprises you most about how people treat you after diagnosis?

My friends and family have been amazing. Some of the people you never would had thought would be there for you show up. It’s amazing. You definitely find out a lot about your friends and family. I’m so grateful.

Most encouraging thing someone has said to you since your diagnosis?

This too shall pass. Take it one day at a time. Simple words but I say them to myself every day.

How do you stay so strong?

I’m not always strong. I actually broke down yesterday. I started thinking about my chance of reoccurrence and just broke down. I am not always so positive. I have bad days. But most days I’m strong and happy. I just put my faith in God. He knows what He is doing. I’m just along for the ride.

How has your relationship with Ray changed since diagnosis?

We are stronger than I could have ever imagined. I’m so thankful he has not only stuck by my side but has gone above and beyond to keep me happy. I mean he literally has to scoop my cats litter everyday y’all. And he doesn’t complain! He deserves a medal just for that. Haha!

What do you wear for makeup?

I’ll post the links below.

Foundation Laura Mercier

Concealer Smashbox

Contour pallet Smashbox

Setting Powder Laura Mercier

Brow pencil Anastasia brow wiz

Brow builder Sephora

Eyeshadow Urban Decay

Blush NARS

Mascara Tarte

Eyeliner well I wear Hard Candy but I think they have discontinued it. 😩

Shimmer. Y’all. This stuff is AMAZING Laura Gellar in Gilded Honey

How do you stay inspired and keep up with your blog?

I’ve been slacking lately!! But trying to get better. Y’all are my inspiration πŸ€—.

Where did you get your hair? I forgot and want to tell a friend.

HPI they are THE best!!!!

With your hair growing back do you have trouble styling it?

I am sure I will have trouble. Right now I still have my wig glued on soooo no trouble styling the real hair yet.

Do you have loss of appetite while doing chemo?

I wish! Breast cancer chemo is one of the only ones you actually gain weight on. Lucky me!!! No loss of appetite that’s for sure.

Do you take vitamins? If so which ones?

I have to be careful about what I’m taking during chemo. I take B complex, probiotic, and vitamin D.

Are you going to have a big party to celebrate your last chemo?

I’m thinking about it! No set plans yet.

What brand are your eyelashes?

Ardell Demi Wispies Lashes

Ok I got most of the questions answered. This was fun! Send me more and I’ll keep a list and answer them on my next post.

As always, thank you guys for following this crazy journey I’m on. Love you all!

Until next time…

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tatatocancer

I was diagnosed with Stage IIIA Grade 2, HR/PR positive HER2 negative breast cancer at age 31. I am now NED!

7 thoughts on “Questions Answered Part 2”

  1. I want Ray to answer a question: when ARE you going to pop the question? Actually, I asked your dad what we were waiting for? So he said, “Well, will you marry me if I ask?”. Lol.

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  2. Thank YOU for being so strong even though there are bad days PLUS all the tips on how you are holding up! Amazing! You got this pretty lady! Praying for y’all; sending love & hugs xxoo! Also, thank you to your fam, friends, Scully AND Ray!

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  3. You’re an amazing testimony. I’m so proud of you. You embrace those bad days and get it out. No shame. Your honesty and transparency has helped sooooo many. I love you.

    PS Ray, we can make this wedding thing happen on the DL you just let me know. πŸ˜‰β™₯οΈπŸ˜‚

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  4. I love reading about your updates. Stay strong girl!! I have a family member dealing with cancer and I know it sucks. But you are an inspiration!! Seriously think about the makeup tutorial. πŸ™‚

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