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30 Days Post-Brain Radiation

February 2019 I had another 2 weeks of radiation on the tumors in my brain. I think there was something trying to grow back, and the tumor bed where the 4cm tumor was in my parietal lobe had been that … Continue reading

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Naivete

Cancer is one of those conditions where we are either willfully ignorant or woefully naive about all it entails. I’m not sure which was more prevalent for me. Probably equal parts of both. Before diagnosis, I knew people who had … Continue reading

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Home At Last

January 22, 2019 I was discharged from rehab today. It is January in Seattle. It’s cold, raining and wet. I’m leaving this place with the clothes that I brought and wore when I was admitted to the hospital 17 days … Continue reading

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Heading Home from Rehab

January 20, 2019 So, after 17 days of hospital and rehab stay, I’m being sent home. Ready or not, here I go. Hint: the real answer is no, I’m not ready. In fact, I’m scared witless. I have 2 sets … Continue reading

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Going Home Soon

January 14, 2019 There’s been talk of me going home sometime in the next week or so. This, to me, is kind of out of the blue. The conversations with the doctor are not horribly consistent on this topic. I’ve … Continue reading

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Goin’ go Rehab

January 12, 2019 They tried to make me go to rehab I said, “no, no, no” Yes, I’ve been black But when I come back, you’ll know, know, know I ain’t got the time And if my daddy thinks I’m … Continue reading

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The Abscess – Part III

January 5, 2019 After going through all the admitting procedures, scans and tests, I was exhausted. I was still trying to process finding yet another metastatic tumor in my brain. It grew there in only 3 weeks’ time. From what … Continue reading

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The Abscess – Part II

January 2, 2019 After restarting the Vancomycin on the 31st, the panels are still too high. So we’re switching to Daptomycin on the 5th. On the day that the nurse was coming out with the Daptomycin, I started noticing that … Continue reading

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The Abscess – Part I

December 14, 2018 When I went in for my post-surgery/radiation follow-up with the radiation oncologist on December 18th, I wasn’t expecting what came next. When we looked at the MRI, she showed me that the tumor that was radiated was … Continue reading

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Kadcyla Side Effects

This is going to be more or less a list of the things I noted about a month into taking Kadcyla, which I started about September of 2018, if I remember correctly. There’s a lot of not being able to … Continue reading

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