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1 Month Post-Op – Brain Surgery

November 2, 2018 I am now 4 weeks post-op from having the larger of the two metastatic brain tumors removed from the back of my head. I have one spot on my incision that isn’t done healing as well as … Continue reading

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Recovery from Brain Surgery

October 1-24 2018 I am now 3 weeks post-op from having a metastatic brain tumor removed from the back of my brain. I’ve been working since about the 4th day after surgery. My incision is healing nicely. My vision’s not … 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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They Never Ask for the Backstory

Cancer. Cancer’s what I’d be doing next. It didn’t wait til the end of the calendar year. It didn’t care that I hadn’t joined a gym yet. It made sure that I was too tired to do anything on those weekends that I was home between trips. In fact, cancer prefers me to be overweight.  Continue reading

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3 Weeks Post-Op

Friday, June 1, 2018
I am 3 weeks post-op and 6 weeks post-chemo today.  Continue reading

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2 Weeks Post-Op

Chemo brain is seen by the people who actually study it as a brain injury. One of the main aspects of this injury is brain fatigue. This is one of the things that sets my memory issues apart from those that are happening because I’m “getting to that age.” Continue reading

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10 Day Post-Op Appointment

Monday, May 21, 2018 I had my 10 day post-op appointment today. I was looking forward to getting the drain removed. One of the things I like about this surgeon is that she’s not only a great surgeon and doctor, … Continue reading

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