Tag Archives: radiation planning

I Didn’t Get a Crystal Ball

November 3, 2018 The past 6 weeks have been a whirlwind of diagnostic MRIs and CTs, surgery to remove one metastatic tumor from my brain and decide what to do with the second one. The hardest part of this is … Continue reading

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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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The Brain Radiation Plan

October 24, 2018 I had an appointment with the Radiation Oncologist for my brain today. The plan is to radiate the 2nd tumor. She’ll be talking with my Oncologist about the targeted chemo to make sure that it’s crossing the … Continue reading

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Brain Radiation

November 1, 2018 I had to have a new MRI and a CT scan on my head in the past week to do radiation planning. On Tuesday, they did a run through of the plan and I got my first … 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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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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Radiation Complete – Check!

August 23, 2018 Finally done. I finished the boost week of radiation today. As of today, I’ve had 7-1/2 weeks of radiation total. My skin is pink like I have a decent sunburn. There is still a spot on my … Continue reading

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