Tag Archives: AC Chemo

Seeing the Forest for the Trees

September 19, 2018 I’ve worn glasses since I was in 3rd grade.  Every couple of years I need a new pair with a stronger prescription. I’m pretty much blind as a bat, my glasses have mostly been like Coke bottle … Continue reading

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I Am a Walking Bruise

September 16, 2018 Some chemo drugs affect vision. Cisplatin is one of those. My peripheral vision has sucked since about week 2 of this drug, which means that I’m doing a lot of walking into walls and things and acquiring … 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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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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What to Eat – Pork Carnitas

Carnitas, Houston style I discovered pork carnitas during the 14 years I lived in Houston, TX. There hasn’t been a place I’ve been since that has carnitas that come anywhere close to my favorite places in Houston. Until I found … Continue reading

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What to Eat – Lemon Blueberry Muffins

The easiest way to make these is to buy a Krusteaz Lemon Poppyseed Muffin mix and add a cup or so of blueberries instead of the poppyseed packet that’s included. Making them from scratch isn’t particularly difficult or overly time … Continue reading

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