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Being cool with everything

Being cool with everything

I take a chemo pill one week a month to destroy a cancerous brain tumor. By the end of the week I am exhausted, tired and nauseous. And I’m cool with that. During the following weeks my strength returns and I [...]

March 12, 2011 In Treatment
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A riddle

A married couple are exposed to the flu virus. She has a weakened immune system and is on chemotherapy. He’s a perfectly healthy guy in his 30s. Which one gets the flu? The “healthy” guy. Cancer girl got her flu [...]

March 5, 2011 In Treatment
Acknowledgement :)

Acknowledgement :)

I had my day 23 labs today and should start Temodar cycle 23 in about a week. I e-mailed my neuro-oncologist to remind him to check my lab work and refill Temodar, Emend and Kytril. This is what he wrote back: [...]

February 27, 2011 In Treatment
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Hazardous material

This is the first time my Temodar ever came in this bag. Weird. [...]

February 7, 2011 In Treatment
Only three months left

Only three months left

This is me, Bea, Toby and Erin laughing it up at a Glioma Girls get-together. (I stole this photo from Erin’s blog.) I figured it out. Tomorrow I start my 22nd month of Temodar. FTW! [...]

February 6, 2011 In Treatment
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What number am I on?

I am supposed to start another round of Temodar in about a week, but I can’t remember which number I’m on. I mean, I can easily go into my calendar, or look at past e-mails with my neuro-oncologist, but if [...]

January 29, 2011 In Treatment
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My platelets rock

OMG! Temodar cycle 21 starts next Monday (one week from now) and my platelet count is at the highest it has ever been during during chemotherapy. That is freakin’ amazing. (See chart above.) I always thought that after taking Temodar [...]

January 2, 2011 In Treatment
Four more left

Four more left

Last night of round 20 (I missed a day so I’m ending chemo on a Saturday). I can’t believe I’ve taken this drug 20 times now. Will I get an award when this is all over? Will I get a [...]

December 19, 2010 In Treatment
The morning routine

The morning routine

I wake in the morning at 6-ish to get ready for work. The first thing I do is take 1500mg of Keppra, 150mg of Vimpat, a birth control pill and an anti-nausea pill called Kytril. Why the anti-nausea pill? Oh [...]

December 17, 2010 In Treatment
Chemo brain

Chemo brain

Chemo brain = rinsing out my cereal bowl in the bathroom sink and putting a box of crackers in the refrigerator. [...]

November 11, 2010 In Treatment
A call to arms

A call to arms

Temodar cycle 19 starts tonight. Brain tumor, listen up! I am taking you out! [...]

November 8, 2010 In Treatment
Where do brain tumors come from? I want an answer

Where do brain tumors come from? I want an answer

My posts have been few and far between over the past months because, well, I was preparing for my wedding. And I was working. And on chemo. So those are all good excuses. If you are still following along I [...]

October 20, 2010 In Treatment