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Amanda Von Der Lohe
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Eat Pie and Love Life, Always!
Eat Pie and Love Life, Always!

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My Thanksgiving 2015
Earlier this month I celebrated one year of being cancer-free. Yay! It's been a strange year of ups and downs, as life is wont to do. Ultimately, I am incredibly blessed and have much to be grateful for: —I'm grateful for eyelashes and eyebrows. I'm gratefu...
My Thanksgiving 2015
My Thanksgiving 2015
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My Side Effects: Chest Pain and Heartburn
Although six months have passed since my final chemo treatment (hurrah!), there were several posts I drafted during chemo and never got around to posting because  I was too exhausted to keep up. So here I am, half-a-year later, finally getting around to upd...
My Side Effects: Chest Pain and Heartburn
My Side Effects: Chest Pain and Heartburn
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My Nephew Remembers
Back in mid-January, my 3-year-old nephew and I were watching Guardians of the Galaxy at his house. In the opening scene, a young Star-Lord/Peter Quill visits his dying mother. When the scene showed her, my nephew pointed to the TV screen and exclaimed, "Ma...
My Nephew Remembers
My Nephew Remembers
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My Gratitude
Thank you to everyone who helped me through this journey! Thank you to the UC Davis medical staff and everyone who was a part of my diagnosis and especially my healing process. Thank you to local businesses for donating art supplies, and for occasional disc...
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My Hospital Adventure 2.0
Hello, my friends! I am glad to report that my days being held hostage have come to an end. Five days in isolation while my captors demanded a ransom of at least 500 neutrophils and no signs of fevers or infections. Now that I am free, I can finally tell my...
My Hospital Adventure 2.0
My Hospital Adventure 2.0
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My Good News: REMISSION ACHIEVED!!!
I received official word from my oncologist yesterday: I AM IN REMISSION AND CANCER FREE!!! So long, lymphoma.  Farewell ,  chemotherapy .  Auf Wiedersehen,  Reed-Sternberg cells .  Adieu , Power Port! Let the celebrations commence!
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My Chemo Course
Welcome to  Café  Chimio , where we serve the finest chimiothérapie cuisine! Today our special is the  ABVD  full course chimio delight, a classic choice for our Hodgkin Lymphoma patrons. Each entrée is served with complementary nausea, vomiting, hair loss,...
My Chemo Course
My Chemo Course
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My Twelfth Chemo Costume: Katniss Everdeen
Twelfth and final chemo infusion. Yay! Super strange. And SUPER EXCITING!!! Also, not very eventful. No anticipatory nausea or vomiting, thank my Lucky Charms. Ditching prepackaged saline in favor of hand-prepped saline proved the biggest help. I still had ...
My Twelfth Chemo Costume: Katniss Everdeen
My Twelfth Chemo Costume: Katniss Everdeen
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My First Chemo Costume: Time Warped
In keeping up with my out-of-order crazy tire swinging, here are some pictures and reflections from my first chemo treatment on May 8th.  Wow, has the time swung by! –   –   –   –   –   –   –   –   –   – 10:00 AM: Arrive at outpatient infusion center. Only ...
My First Chemo Costume: Time Warped
My First Chemo Costume: Time Warped
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My Eleventh Chemo Costume: Kermit the Frog Princess
My penultimate chemo treatment! Only one more to go! I love shopping at thrift stores for costume pieces. A few months ago I happened to find this gorgeous evening gown for $10 and it happened to be a perfect fit. When I told the sales clerk I planned to us...
My Eleventh Chemo Costume: Kermit the Frog Princess
My Eleventh Chemo Costume: Kermit the Frog Princess
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