Tag Archives: Chemotherapy

30-Day Breast Radiation Follow-up

September 20, 2018 I had my 30-day follow up after completing my 7-1/2 weeks of radiation for my breast and chest today.¬† My skin looks mostly normal again. The Radiation Oncologist said that she can hardly tell they did anything … Continue reading

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What to Eat – Seasonal Treats

Seeing as we’re getting into the holiday season, I thought I’d share some seasonal treats that I’ve found that aren’t awful on the taste buds when on chemos or other drugs that alter taste.¬†Different chemos cause different taste issues, and … Continue reading

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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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How Many Times a Day Do I Think About Cancer?

The short answer is a lot. When I look in the mirror in the morning and at night and I see my silver grey hair that’s only a little more than an inch long. My hair was never super long, … Continue reading

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Done with Chemo – Again

August 24, 2018 I finished my last dose of Cisplatin the day after I finished radiation. I had 50% dose of this drug because the side effects were getting to be too much. The neuropathy was bad enough that my … 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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