Category Archives: Surgery

I Didn’t Get a Crystal Ball

November 3, 2018 The past 6 weeks have been a whirlwind of diagnostic MRIs and CTs, surgery to remove one metastatic tumor from my brain and decide what to do with the second one. The hardest part of this is … Continue reading

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1 Month Post-Op – Brain Surgery

November 2, 2018 I am now 4 weeks post-op from having the larger of the two metastatic brain tumors removed from the back of my head. I have one spot on my incision that isn’t done healing as well as … Continue reading

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Recovery from Brain Surgery

October 1-24 2018 I am now 3 weeks post-op from having a metastatic brain tumor removed from the back of my brain. I’ve been working since about the 4th day after surgery. My incision is healing nicely. My vision’s not … Continue reading

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The Brain Surgery

The pre-surgical appointments all got done and are out of the way. I know pretty much what to expect at this point. The Visual Fields Test was sort of revealing to me. My peripheral vision is worse than I thought, … Continue reading

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Neurosurgery Appointment

September 21, 2018 I had an appointment with a neurosurgeon at 7:15 am this morning. The scheduling was more for him than me because he’ll be away for the next week. That gives me enough time to do all the … Continue reading

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That Went to Hell Fast

September 20, 2018 My regular Oncologist is out of town at a conference, so the  Radiation Oncologist is keeping tabs on the MRI results this afternoon. She told me that if I hadn’t heard from her by 4:30 pm to … Continue reading

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Post Surgery Goodbye

July 9, 2018 I learned in the last week or so that my surgeon is leaving the hospital where I’m being treated and is headed to LA. I had some questions about my healing and was lucky enough to get … 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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5 Weeks Post-Op / 9 Weeks Post-Chemo

June 15, 2018 What a week! My sister and her friend flew in on Tuesday, I had 2 sessions of radiation planning, a dental cleaning appointment and an Occupational Therapy (OT) appointment. In between, there were errands to run, shopping … Continue reading

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The Enormity of It All

Some days the enormity of it all weighs heavier than others. This week has been a dead-man’s carry kind of week. It’s heavy and it’s not moving and there’s nothing to ease the burden of carrying it except getting to … Continue reading

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