Tag Archives: Chemo Effects

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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Cisplatin – Week 5

August 15, 2018 I thought this would be my last dose, but there is, of course, one more left. It is going to be the day after I’m finished with radiation. Yes, they finally gave me a date this week. … Continue reading

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What to Eat – Chicken Cacciatore

This is a dish I first had back in Minnesota at Mamma Vitale’s restaurant in Minneapolis when I was a teenager. In the 90s when microwaveable dinners got better and became more popular, there was a frozen version in our … 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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Cisplatin – Week 2

July 25, 2018 Today was a long-assed day. I started with a 6 hour infusion of Cisplatin downtown in the Infusion Center. I had called in yesterday about the feeling that either the anti-nausea meds or something was messing with … Continue reading

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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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Back at Work – For a While At Least

I mentioned earlier that the Radiation Oncologist suggested that I go back to work for a while because the effects of radiation won’t affect me til the end of treatment. So… I went back to work full time about a … Continue reading

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