Saturday 18th February 2017,
The Liz Army

Browsing the "cancer" Tag

Feeling the love

July is just around the corner and that means it will be my birthday soon. I will be 35, and I say that with great pride because getting older in this uncertain world (i.e., living with a gemistocytic astrocytoma) means [...]

June 21, 2014 Surviving

Survivorship strategy: distract yourself

Take a load off. Watching a video like this helps me to stop worrying about myself and puts the world in perspective. The universe is far beyond my own terrestrial problems.   View from the ISS at Night from Knate Myers [...]

July 22, 2012 Surviving

Together we’re giant: forgetting about brain cancer for a day

Which team is the best in Major League Baseball? The San Francisco Giants, of course. If you’ve read more than a couple posts here on my blog you may have figured out that I am a Giants fan. And lately [...]

July 22, 2012 Surviving
Liz and Brett

Screw “watch and wait”… keep fighting

What to do while you’re waiting for your cancer to come back It sounds pessimistic, but let’s be real: even when you are moving on with your life and enjoying survivorship or remission, you still worry about cancer from time [...]

March 15, 2012 Brain Tumor Advocacy, Surviving
Carivaggio the cat

Pets and cancer

Can owning a pet count as palliative cancer treatment? I’ve heard there is a correlation between owning a pet and a reduced cancer risk. It has something to do with pets helping lower stress and blood pressure. I no longer [...]

February 20, 2012 In Treatment, Surviving

Liz is a warrior

I do not pretend to know what it is like, but I think I am gleaning what troubles Liz about the use of the classification of her as a “survivor”. Liz has what is presently an incurable form of brain [...]

January 3, 2012 Surviving
Lon was here

National Brain Tumor Society refers tumor support to Imerman Angels

The National Brain Tumor Society recently sent an announcement that they will be discontinuing their Patient Line and Support Network to instead focus more on research and public policy. While I am bummed about the discontinuation of the patient support [...]

October 5, 2011 Surviving
Liz in a neck brace

A little tumble down the stairs can’t keep me from fighting cancer

Seriously. When have I ever let anything get in my way when it comes to cancer? There is the battle itself. Seizures. Surgery. Rehabilitation. Chemotherapy. I can handle it. And now that I live with cancer I’ve transitioned into a passionate [...]

September 10, 2011 Surviving
Reading Rainbow

Reading list

Have a brain tumor or other neurological disorder? Interested in how the brain works? Want to kick ass and defeat your disease? Check out some of the books on my reading list. (This list will be updated as I finish [...]

August 21, 2011 In Treatment

Don’t put your faith in holographic stickers

A co-worker sent an email (to all 250+ of us) saying he’d just read an article that linked cell phone usage to brain tumors. OK. That’s a fair warning. Then he included a link to a website where we could [...]

June 29, 2011 Surviving

Hair health for people on Temodar

It’s been about two full months since my last week of Temodar. I got a haircut over a month ago but lately my ‘do has been looking like a don’t, so I made an appointment to get another haircut today. [...]

June 22, 2011 Surviving

Cancer tattoo; it’s going to be badass

I like tattoos, in case you didn’t know. I don’t have a whole bunch of them, just 2 or 3 large-ish tattoos. (I say 2 or 3 because two of them kind of go together and could be considered one. [...]

June 3, 2011 Surviving