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Neuropsych Assessment – Chemobrain

November 2018 I was supposed to go to the hospital and meet with the Neuropsychology team to evaluate my chemobrain. I was too sick to go. Things got crazy for several months afterward. I’m debating now, in June, if it’s … Continue reading

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Updated Timeline

I know things have gotten a little difficult to follow, so I’ll recap the last year or so.  I’ll do some posts that have more details for each of the milestones later.   May 2018: Lumpectomy Surgery July 2018: Pre-radiation … 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 Radiation Plan

October 24, 2018 I had an appointment with the Radiation Oncologist for my brain today. The plan is to radiate the 2nd tumor. She’ll be talking with my Oncologist about the targeted chemo to make sure that it’s crossing the … Continue reading

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January 2019

Hi all, I haven’t posted anything in a while because the neuropathy in my hands has gotten so bad that I can’t feel where I am on the keyboard, and when I can get lined up, my fingers hurt after … Continue reading

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Brain Radiation

November 1, 2018 I had to have a new MRI and a CT scan on my head in the past week to do radiation planning. On Tuesday, they did a run through of the plan and I got my first … 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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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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Radiation Treatments

August 10, 2018 I started my radiation treatments at the end of June. I had a week of treatment, then a week and change off before starting again while my oncologists and I figured out what to do about the … Continue reading

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Cisplatin – Week 4

August 8, 2018 This is Week 4 of Cisplatin. The neuropathy and chemo brain seem to not be getting any worse. I’m noticing that I’m more tired and have less stamina to get things done again. Some of this is … Continue reading

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