For the cost of two 20 ounce Coca-Cola Zero’s, I received for free:

-Seven bottles of Suave children’s body wash.
-Three Degree Motion Sense antiperspirant/deodorant.
-Two packs of 12 count Bic Silky Touch shaving razors.
-Two containers of Palmolive Pure+Clear dish soap.
-Two packages of 10 count Bic Crystal pens.
-Two packages of 90 count Super Sticky Post-it Notes.
-$5 gift card to Target.

This is why I coupon.

-Erika


ahealthierlexie:

This is so powerful

ahealthierlexie:

This is so powerful

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Pain is temporary!
An able-bodied person who has never experienced chronic pain and refuses to listen to those who have (via recklesslyhopeful)

Do not get me started on that “pain is weakness leaving the body,” bullshit, either. UGH.

(via maggiemunkee)

If pain is weakness leaving the body, then why am I not the size of Godzilla, tearing down sky scrapers, and throwing tractor trailer trucks wherever the heck I darn well please?

Seriously, so much pain throughout the years should mean that my weakness has left me and I’ve finally morphed into some sort of mega monster creature.

Sadly that hasn’t happened yet. Still just plain ol’ Erika. Not Erika-zilla.

-Erika

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It’s a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you’re ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now. And you may as well do it now. Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any.
Hugh Laurie (via lifeof-ty)

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The evolution of chocolate chip whoopie pies.

-Erika


I don’t typically take food pics because most of the food never looks as good as it does right in front of my face. But tonight, my breakfast for dinner looked as if it might look just as yummy in a picture.

Freshly baked French baguette, spread with chive, onion, and garlic soft cheese, center cut applewood smoked bacon, and topped with two just barely firm poached eggs.

-Erika

I don’t typically take food pics because most of the food never looks as good as it does right in front of my face. But tonight, my breakfast for dinner looked as if it might look just as yummy in a picture.

Freshly baked French baguette, spread with chive, onion, and garlic soft cheese, center cut applewood smoked bacon, and topped with two just barely firm poached eggs.

-Erika


Cat sitting. And by that I mean the cat is sitting on me. He would sit on my head if I let him.

-Erika

Cat sitting. And by that I mean the cat is sitting on me. He would sit on my head if I let him.

-Erika


My very first felted creature. I’m laid up with post infusion nausea. It’s a hedgehog, in case you can’t tell. I’ve never felted until today, I had some time to kill at my infusion.

-Erika

My very first felted creature. I’m laid up with post infusion nausea. It’s a hedgehog, in case you can’t tell. I’ve never felted until today, I had some time to kill at my infusion.

-Erika


Chemo Sucks

I’ve had five separate IV’s today. Two with no return blood flow, two that blew my veins out (one of the two blew out because the Benadryl got pushed too fast and burned my vein from the inside out) and then the one that finally worked. Reason 9,679 why I should have a port. But nooooooo my crazy immune system won’t cooperate with a port.

Thank goodness for private rooms on days like today.

My arm is going to look like I’ve been doing illegal drugs.

-Erika