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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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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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60-Days Post-Cisplatin (Chemo)

October 24, 2018 I’m 60 days post-Cisplatin today. Some of the side effects of this chemo are finally starting to lessen a bit. The neuropathy comes and goes. Mostly it stays, but I can feel it waning some. There are … Continue reading

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1st Day of Kadcyla

October 12, 2018 I got my first dose of Kadcyla today. It’s another targeted chemotherapy drug that is supposed to stop the cancer from growing and spreading. The previous two targeted chemotherapy drugs, Herceptin and Perjeta, clearly weren’t working for … 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 theĀ  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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