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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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New PET Scan

June 28, 2018 Today is PET Scan Day. It took an act of Congress to get this scan scheduled. Ideally, this would have been done before I started radiation. Unfortunately, the schedule for the machine/technicians was loaded through today. I’m a … Continue reading

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4 Weeks Post-Op

Today, I am 4 weeks post-op and it’s Herceptin day. I get to see the oncologist this time. Since starting Herceptin on its own, I only get to see her every other infusion appointment. This week, I will also meet with the genetic counselor.  Continue reading

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Unfulfilled Dreams

Thinking back to my earliest memories, I was fascinated by and loved science. I. Loved. Science. Continue reading

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Blinded by SCIENCE!

When I spoke to the surgeon late last week as a follow up to the CT scan of my chest, she told me that the nodules that were identified in the previous scan were still there, but the thinking on them is that they were enlarged because I was sick at the time. Continue reading

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