Tag Archives: Chemo

Time to Party Like it’s 1999?

I was dreamin’ when I wrote this, forgive me if it goes astray
But when I woke up this mornin’, could’ve sworn it was judgment day
The sky was all purple, there were people runnin’ everywhere
Tryin’ to run from the destruction, you know I didn’t even care

Say say two thousand zero zero party over, oops, out of time
So tonight I’m gonna party like it’s nineteen ninety-nine Continue reading

Posted in Chemo, Milestones, Surgery, Treatment | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Posts On the Way

I know I haven’t posted anything in the past couple of weeks. I am 2 weeks post-op and 4 weeks post-Taxol. There’ve been a bunch of appointments and things going on, but that’s not what’s kept me from posting. I’ve … Continue reading

Posted in Chemo, Milestones, Surgery, The Not Cancer Part, Treatment | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Week 3 Post Taxol

I’m starting to feel like these posts should have a melody. Y’know, like the 12 days of Christmas, cuz I know it’s going to be a long while before I get to that single partridge in a pear tree. Some … Continue reading

Posted in Chemo, Milestones, Treatment, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , ,

Week 2 Without Taxol

This week, my fingertips are less numb. I can feel its still there, but it’s less and going away. My hands still burn if I clench them or wring them together – like when I’m drying them after washing. My feet are also less numb. I can feel my toes again, and I have more of a tingly feeling in the bottoms of my feet where they were numb before. Continue reading

Posted in Chemo, Treatment | Tagged , , , , , , , , , ,

Week 1 Without Taxol

For several weeks, the only part of my body that didn’t hurt was my hair. Yes, I said hair. I wasn’t completely exhausted but my energy wasn’t there, either.  Continue reading

Posted in Chemo, Milestones, Treatment | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , ,

Dear Every Cancer Patient…

There is an arrogance that comes with being the one who went to understand how to treat disease, particularly cancer. Or there’s the failure of fallibility that comes with going to school for 12+ years to be a doctor.  I see this arrogance in some of my own healthcare professionals. I think I notice it more in oncology than I did with my orthopedic surgeons or my internists. Not that they were without their moments. Continue reading

Posted in The Not Cancer Part, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Big Milestone!! Chemo is Done!

It’s been a long 5 months. The first two were the hardest. The AC chemo was harder to tolerate. It left me completely zapped more often than not. Taxol was promised to be much better. It turned out to be just different.  Continue reading

Posted in Chemo, Milestones, Treatment | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,