A little knowledge for you…


Amazingly STRONG!
Most people think a colonoscopy is just some pain in the butt (literally) test that you have to do once you turn 50.
The truth is that is can save your life! Most do not know that colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the US.
Regular screenings are your best chances to protect yourself.
If you do not have a family history make sure to start your screenings right at age 50 unless your doctor recommends earlier.
For people like me with a large family history of colon cancer follow your doctors recommendations on what age to start your screenings.
I am only 30 and had my 1st screening yesterday. I want everyone to know there is nothing scary or painful about this procedure. It is also outpatient. So don’t let your fear of the test stop you from getting screened. Gladly my test came back fine! I will continue to get screenings as my Dr. recommends every 5 years.

Originally posted on mylifewithasideofcancer:

So, I have almost finished my third chemo treatment…I am currently hooked up to my pump of poison and will get disconnected on Wednesday. I am happy to report that I still have my hair! I told my doctor that I still have to shave my legs, so I am taking that as a good sign that my hair is still growing!

I am 3 weeks into this crazy journey and I have decided to combine a holistic/natural treatment with my chemotherapy. While I am participating in genetic counseling and testing and believe there may be a connection, I strongly believe that environmental factors played a role in my early development of colon cancer. The holistic/natural treatment is more of a lifestyle change that will continue to strengthen my body, mind, and spirit as well as help prevent any reoccurrence of this or any cancer.

So now for a little…

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So my husband is a very meat and potatoes kind of guy. I’m Italian and not meat and potatoes. I remember the first time I made him a meatloaf my husband told me it tasted like a meatball more than a meatloaf. After 12 years together I think I have perfected my recipe and come to find out our 2 children LOVE meatloaf too.

So now that I’m the odd ball out I end up making meatloaf more because my family goes crazy over it.

Here is what you need… Continue reading

Fresh Gluten Free Zucchini Bread

Sorry it has been so long since my last post. My iPad got thrown by my toddler and it shattered making it a little more difficult for me to have time to get to a computer…

Anyways back to business :-)

I was looking through my fridge and noticed I had a few zucchini that needed to be used. I also remembered how my husband mentioned the last time I made Banana Bread (which he hates bananas) that next time I should make Zucchini bread.

So here it is. Continue reading

Crockpot Teriyaki Chicken

Crockpots are amazing things. When you are busy and on the go it makes having a home cooked meal an easy no brainer.

I have been on a bit of an Asian flavor kick lately and since I make sure I always have gluten free soy sauce it makes it easy.

For this Teriyaki Chicken here is hat you will need… Continue reading

Pink Lemonade Sangria with Raspberries


Light, refreshing, AMAZING!

We decided to keep Independence Day small- just family. Our children are still young and can’t make it to stay up late enough for fireworks. So for us the best thing is just to stay in have family over for a BBQ, drink and relax.

I was browsing through my Pinterest boards and saw a drink that looked too yummy to pass up.

I had to go to the store to pick up a few finishing touch for our meal so while I was there I decided to also grab what I needed for this drink. Continue reading