Tag Archives: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center

Think Before You Pink

I promised a post on donating to cancer-related organizations, specifically those for breast cancer and breast cancer research. Susan Komen puts only 7% of their annual budget toward breast cancer research. They spend their money on advertising for awareness campaigns. … Continue reading

Posted in Research | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

My Unbucket List

October 31, 2018 I was thinking the past couple of days about my bucket list. Then, for some weird reason, I started thinking about the things I don’t have to worry about doing if I believe the statistics. I won’t … Continue reading

Posted in End of Life, The Not Cancer Part | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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

Posted in Diagnosis, Milestones, Radiation, Surgery, Treatment, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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

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

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

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

Time for a Break

In my previous life, I was an IT consultant working for a large consulting firm, helping to solve technical problems and provide support for a number of different projects and customers. My most recent project was probably the most rewarding … Continue reading

Posted in The Not Cancer Part | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Diagnosis – Part V – The Scans

When you’re diagnosed with cancer, the doctors need a certain number and type of scans to determine if and how much the cancer has spread. So after you’ve had a mammogram with ultrasound and a biopsy, the next step is … Continue reading

Posted in Diagnosis | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment