Category Archives: Chemo

Cisplatin – Week 3

August 1, 2018 I started getting my blood draws done at the Bellevue clinic to help with how long I’m sitting in the infusion center each week. There are probably 25 patients that are brought in and roomed each time … Continue reading

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Cisplatin – Week 2

July 25, 2018 Today was a long-assed day. I started with a 6 hour infusion of Cisplatin downtown in the Infusion Center. I had called in yesterday about the feeling that either the anti-nausea meds or something was messing with … Continue reading

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Cisplatin – Week 1

I started on a new weekly chemo today. It’s a platinum-based radiosensitizer called Cisplatin. It’s got some tough side effects. I’m hoping that because I’m on a lower dose, the side effects are less as well. I already have chemo brain and peripheral neuropathy, and I would prefer neither got worse. Continue reading

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Feeling Robbed

Mid-July I’ve been thinking more lately about the fact that while my grandparents mostly lived into their 90s, I won’t. I will be lucky to live into my 70s, which is the age my parents are now and still going … Continue reading

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The Decisions

July 11, 2018 In the past 2 weeks, there’s been a lot of conversation about what to do with the new node in the middle of my chest. The conversations, what they’ve told me of them, have been around whether … Continue reading

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New PET Scan – 2 Steps Back

June 29, 2018 Have I said out loud lately that I’m tired of feeling exhausted and run over by a bus every day? Well, I am, and now I’ve said it out loud. I’m appreciative of the work I’m doing … Continue reading

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7 Weeks Post-Op / 11 Weeks Post-Chemo

June 29, 2018 Today I’m 7 weeks post-op and 11 weeks finished with chemo. It’s been a long and rough week. I’m tired. Mentally and physically. The first couple of radiation appointments this week were stressful. The past couple of weeks … Continue reading

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