Sunday 19th February 2017,
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Liz inside the trolley car at AT&T Park

Baseball: the ultimate cancer therapy

I didn’t grow up in a family that was into sports. My annual exposure to sporting events was the Super Bowl, which was primarily an excuse to consume meatball subs and large amounts of French onion dip. I never played Little [...]

June 18, 2012 In Treatment, Surviving

Lobbying with my emotions: brain tumor advocacy is conjuring up all kinds of dirt

A typical young adult cancer experience So there I was, lobbying members of Congress on the importance of brain tumor research, funding, and parity for oral forms of chemotherapy, when suddenly I got emotional. I didn’t think it would happen [...]

May 9, 2012 Brain Tumor Advocacy, Surviving

Brain tumor advocacy in full swing: it’s time to educate Congress

  Apologies: This was typed on my iPad and I didn’t have time to do much editing. I’m in Washington DC today to do something pretty amazing. I’m working with the National Brain Tumor Society to lobby Congress for two [...]

May 7, 2012 Brain Tumor Advocacy, Surviving
Brain MRI on April 17, 2012

MRI one-year post Temodar chemotherapy

It has been one year since I was on Temodar chemotherapy and the results are in. [drumroll] My brain tumor is stable. See for yourself… The scan on the left is my brain today, and the scan on the right [...]

May 1, 2012 Surviving

To have a slow-growing brain tumor

Three and a half years after my diagnosis my health care system finally hired a neuro-oncologist for the Sacramento area. You’d think the California state Capitol would have a fancy oncologist a bit sooner than that, but apparently neuro-oncology isn’t [...]

January 21, 2012 In Treatment, Newly Diagnosed, Surviving

October 2011 letter to friends

Friends of the Liz Army, Wow, it has been a LONG time since we have sent out an update. Once again, it’s been a “no news is good news” situation. After watching an exciting game 6 of the World Series [...]

November 1, 2011 Surviving

Causes of dizziness

Early this morning, from about 2 a.m. on, I slept fitfully, dizzy even in my dreams. With my eyes closed my world was spinning and I could only compare the sensation to three other situations I’ve experienced. When I was [...]

June 3, 2011 Surviving

I’m here. I have cancer. Get used to it.

I started my current job about six months after I started Temodar. My closest co-workers knew I had brain cancer and I was open with them about when I was taking chemo and when I was on my way to [...]

May 21, 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
Chemo diet

Chemo diet

I never get sick of oatmeal and protein shakes. Never. This blog was posted from my iPhone. [...]

April 7, 2011 In Treatment
The last week of chemo

The last week of chemo

Right when you think you’re awesome because you’re having a good workout, you suddenly heave and want to blow chunks all over the exercise ball because you’re on chemo. Good times. Almost done. [...]

April 6, 2011 In Treatment
Who am I without Temodar?

Who am I without Temodar?

I can count on my hands the number of days it will be until I begin my last week of Temodar. I am overjoyed. And excited. And ready to be done. And I am completely terrified.  I haven’t blogged in [...]

March 24, 2011 In Treatment