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The Collosseum in Rome, Italy.

Traveling with brain cancer and epilepsy

I just returned from a trip to Rome! (Hence the lack of posts.) Yay! It was my first time out of the country, except for a day trip I took to Tijuana when I was seven. But that doesn’t count. And [...]

October 4, 2011 Surviving
Liz celebrating 32nd birthday hearing Hello Kitty t-shirt and holding a balloon

Each moment is bittersweet

It has been almost three years since I experienced the first significant symptom that I had brain cancer. It was one week after my 29th birthday that I lost consciousness at work, suffered a grand mal seizure, convulsed uncontrollably for [...]

July 22, 2011 Surviving
deja-vu-5

Over-thinking everything

Yesterday evening I was overwhelmed with a significant feeling of déjà vu. According to Wikipedia, déjà vu is the experience of feeling sure that one has already witnessed or experienced a current situation, even though the exact circumstances of the previous encounter are [...]

June 4, 2011 Surviving
Continuing challenges

Continuing challenges

Woah! Now that I’m done with Temodar it seems like my cancer experience is over–but it’s not because I still have cancerous tumor in my brain. WTH! The weird thing (and all you brain tumor peeps know this) is that [...]

April 14, 2011 In Treatment
Laughing in the face of the “worst-case scenario”

Laughing in the face of the “worst-case scenario”

Hey, everyone. I have a new $5 word for you: nystagmus. Now, before you run off to look it up on Wikipedia, give me a chance to tell my story. Over the past six weeks I have been experiencing a [...]

December 28, 2010 In Treatment
depakote-er-01

Mystery solved

Well, well, well. It turns out that the shaking/tremor sensation I was experiencing was neither tumor or seizure-related. My neurologist and Super Awesome Nurse were able to deduce this because the tremors were in both hands, as opposed to materializing in [...]

July 26, 2010 In Treatment
Social media and brain cancer

Social media and brain cancer

I got a great question from Dan. He wants to start a blog and connect with other brain tumor patients. In case anyone is interested, this is what I wrote back: Dan: Sorry it has taken a while for me [...]

April 14, 2010 In Treatment
meds in the desk

Desk drawer

I keep emergency seizure meds in my desk at work. Who doesn’t? [...]

February 22, 2010 In Treatment
A minor partial seizure

A minor partial seizure

I could tell something was lingering at the borders of my senses. I felt it in my face and my thoughts ricocheted between confusion and absolute clarity. Brett and I were playing Trivial Pursuit and it was my turn to [...]

June 6, 2009 In Treatment
Brothers in disease

Brothers in disease

Brett and I happened to get seats at a River Cats game in a row designated for the disabled. We struck up a conversation with the man sitting next to us who was using a mobility scooter. Brett’s dad has [...]

June 2, 2009 In Treatment