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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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Endoscopy Results

July 6, 2018 After the PET last week, the oncologists got together with the radiologists, pulmonologists (lung docs) and gastroenterologists (gut docs) to talk about my “new” area of concern. It was decided that rather than do a bronchoscope, it … 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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Another Lost Holiday

July 2, 2018 Cancer claimed yet another holiday off from me this week. First it was Thanksgiving. I wasn’t doing chemo yet, but it was happening the week after. My Thanksgiving was by no means “normal.” Then Christmas. Then my … 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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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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