Tag Archives: Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

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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Think Before You Pink

I promised a post on donating to cancer-related organizations, specifically those for breast cancer and breast cancer research. Susan Komen puts only 7% of their annual budget toward breast cancer research. They spend their money on advertising for awareness campaigns. … Continue reading

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My Unbucket List

October 31, 2018 I was thinking the past couple of days about my bucket list. Then, for some weird reason, I started thinking about the things I don’t have to worry about doing if I believe the statistics. I won’t … Continue reading

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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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That Went to Hell Fast

September 20, 2018 My regular Oncologist is out of town at a conference, so theĀ  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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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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Cisplatin – Week 4

August 8, 2018 This is Week 4 of Cisplatin. The neuropathy and chemo brain seem to not be getting any worse. I’m noticing that I’m more tired and have less stamina to get things done again. Some of this is … Continue reading

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