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Brett and Liz before brain surgery

My movie moment: brain surgery

That which does not kill us makes us stronger. – Frederich Nietzsche If this is true, I am going to be a fucking genius. Four years ago today I had my first brain surgery. On that day I woke up in [...]

September 17, 2012 Surviving

Brain surgery: the inside story (pun slightly intended)

I volunteer as a “Mentor Angel” with a group called Imerman Angels. This organization carefully matches and individually pairs people touched by cancer (a cancer fighter, survivor or caregiver) with someone who has fought and survived the same type of cancer [...]

April 13, 2012 In Treatment, Newly Diagnosed, Surviving
Liz and Erin

Erin: founding member

I have a group of girl friends called the Glioma Girls. We all have brain cancer. Actually, the name of the group was created by Erin, the founding member. She says she wouldn’t have created the group if it wasn’t [...]

January 11, 2012 Surviving
Keep Calm and Carry On

Burns with brain damage

After my second brain surgery I suffered from minor damage in the left parietal lobe. Part of this damage includes mild sensory loss on the right side of my body. Normally this isn’t a big deal–in fact, I’ve gotten used [...]

November 11, 2011 Surviving
Proud brain surgeon.

They better want to be there

In the September 2011 issue of Glamour magazine they ask readers to guess how much certain jobs pay. (Don’t judge me! I was reading the magazine at a nail salon!) One of the jobs listed is brain surgeon. A reader [...]

September 3, 2011 Surviving

Dreaming of her surgery

My friend Erin is having her second brain surgery on Wednesday and last night I had this dream: I found out that my tumor had grown and I was on my way to Kaiser for a surgery consult. All I [...]

May 13, 2011 Surviving

Haven’t seen this in a while

I haven’t seen the top of my head in a while (kinda hard to do), but Karli sees it all the time when she cuts my hair. As a matter of fact, Karli probably has the most interaction with my [...]

April 29, 2011 Surviving
What are your post-brain surgery deficits?

What are your post-brain surgery deficits?

Back in November I started exercising again. And then about two weeks ago I hired a personal trainer to get my body back in shape. Of course, I told her about my medical condition, weaknesses and medications I am taking. [...]

April 14, 2011 In Treatment
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
Go left, right?

Go left, right?

My ambidexterity has become more noticeable over the past two years (since last surgery)–especially since it’s hard to tell my left from right. I pick up an object and am confused as to which hand I should be using the [...]

February 26, 2011 In Treatment
Mind over matter

Mind over matter

Throughout my life I’ve developed a mantra for whenever I have to do something unpleasant. I tell myself, “You will do this right now. It will suck for right now. But when it is over you will never have to [...]

February 15, 2011 In Treatment
Brain surgery: a survival guide

Brain surgery: a survival guide


June 13, 2010 In Treatment