Monthly Archives: October 2018

Playing Cards with Grand-dad

September 1, 2018    I was sitting on the couch, having some cereal and working up the enthusiasm to finish a few work tasks, when I decided to play a little Gin Rummy on my phone. Sometimes I think the … Continue reading

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Done with Chemo – Again

August 24, 2018 I finished my last dose of Cisplatin the day after I finished radiation. I had 50% dose of this drug because the side effects were getting to be too much. The neuropathy was bad enough that my … Continue reading

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Cisplatin – Week 6

August 23, 2018 Today is my last dose of Cisplatin. I am glad to be finished with it. The side effects are more difficult to manage than the AC and Taxol, and some of them more intense. After a long … Continue reading

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What to Eat – Angel Food Cake w/Berries

Since starting chemo 9 months ago, sweets have been my biggest challenge. Not because I can’t stay away from them. Quite the contrary. Prepping for the first PET and bone scans meant that I had to eat a very limited, … Continue reading

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Cisplatin – Week 6

August 23, 2018 I had my last dose of Cisplatin today. The 6th week of this awful stuff. It was reduced by 50% this time. The side effects were really getting to be too much, but both of the oncologists wanted … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary, You Look Great!

September 24, 2018 I can’t tell you now many times I’ve heard how great I look in the past 6 months. Even my oncologists keep telling me how good I look despite all that they’ve done to me. Believe me… I … Continue reading

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What to Eat – Quinoa Fried Rice

One of my good friends made this for me when she picked me up from the surgery to install my port. It’s pretty easy to make, and it’s light and delicious. I like it better, honestly than actual fried rice. … Continue reading

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Bra Shopping Part I

August 21, 2018 In a way, I’ve been looking forward to going bra shopping since I had my surgery. I had asked my surgeon to do a significant reduction in my breast size, so none of my old bras were … Continue reading

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What to Eat – Chicken Marsala

Chicken Marsala is one of those dishes I thought was hard to make, and was delighted to find out that it’s actually pretty simple. And… it tastes decent on chemo. This recipe is from The Recipe Critic Creamy Chicken Marsala … Continue reading

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Radiation Complete – Check!

August 23, 2018 Finally done. I finished the boost week of radiation today. As of today, I’ve had 7-1/2 weeks of radiation total. My skin is pink like I have a decent sunburn. There is still a spot on my … Continue reading

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