Friday, September 23, 2011

Just call me the Taxol hunter

So two weeks ago, I was told there was no Taxol and I was going to have to do another regimen. I am pleased to say, I proved them wrong. After a lot of phone calls, text messages and scrambling, today I did it! I successfully received my taxol. I was nervous because the two people I know who tried had a reaction. But by the grace of God, the infusion went without a hitch.

Moral of the story: if anyone (even a doctor) tells you that you "can't" do something, but you believe that you can, then you have to keep going until you get what you want. Be your own advocate. Don't be shy. You have every right to speak up and you owe it to yourself. If you don't stand up for what you feel in your heart is right, you will regret it or second guess yourself.

Be relentless. I had to call my old doc's staff 10 times before I could get them to transfer my records to my new doc. I was tired and didn't have the energy, but I wasn't going to let that stop me. I knew this was what I wanted and other people's laziness, or whatnot, was not going to stand in my way. Bottom line is, don't settle for something that doesn't feel right to you. Push for what you want.


  1. Good for you Nicole. So proud of you. Noone has your best interest at heart like yourself and you proved that. So glad your Taxol treatment went well and hope you have no side affects from it. Love you. Mom "M".

  2. So very happy your first Taxol treatment went well, and I hope the other three treatments go just as well, if not better. I hope you have no side effects from this treatment. Keep pushing on as you have been. You are such an inspiration to so many. My love, thoughts, and prayers continue to always be with you. Take care.