Tag Archives: post-chemo

60-Days Post-Cisplatin (Chemo)

October 24, 2018 I’m 60 days post-Cisplatin today. Some of the side effects of this chemo are finally starting to lessen a bit. The neuropathy comes and goes. Mostly it stays, but I can feel it waning some. There are … Continue reading

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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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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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Happy Anniversary, You Look Great!

September 24, 2018 I can’t tell you now many times I’ve heard how great I look in the past 6 months. Even my oncologists keep telling me how good I look despite all that they’ve done to me.¬†Believe me… I … 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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The Decisions

July 11, 2018 In the past 2 weeks, there’s been a lot of conversation about what to do with the new node in the middle of my chest. The conversations, what they’ve told me of them, have been around whether … Continue reading

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New PET Scan – 2 Steps Back

June 29, 2018 Have I said out loud lately that I’m tired of feeling exhausted and run over by a bus every day? Well, I am, and now I’ve said it out loud. I’m appreciative of the work I’m doing … Continue reading

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5 Weeks Post-Op / 9 Weeks Post-Chemo

June 15, 2018 What a week! My sister and her friend flew in on Tuesday, I had 2 sessions of radiation planning, a dental cleaning appointment and an Occupational Therapy (OT) appointment. In between, there were errands to run, shopping … Continue reading

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