Tag Archives: metastatic cancer

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 the  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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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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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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