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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 Surgery

The pre-surgical appointments all got done and are out of the way. I know pretty much what to expect at this point. The Visual Fields Test was sort of revealing to me. My peripheral vision is worse than I thought, … Continue reading

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Radiation Planning – Take 1

June 13, 2018 I had an appointment with the Radiation Oncologist today. I will be doing the daily radiation treatments at another facility other than the hospital downtown. This is something of a relief – traffic will be a little … 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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Pre-Op Surgical Appointment

Any concerns…  Well, yeah. I have a list. I have a tumor that started out the size of a plum in my chest. My first and primary concern is that the cancer is removed and she gets it all the first time. Continue reading

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Partial Mastectomy Scheduled

The surgery, a partial mastectomy, or lumpectomy, with axillary node dissection and bilateral breast lift, is scheduled for Friday, May 11, 2018. I’m a little nervous. I’ve met with the surgeon and her resident regarding the surgery. She talked through … Continue reading

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Treatment Step 1: Install the Port

I feel like I’m becoming a Borg. I’ve just had new hardware installed, a chemo port. I had my choice between having a port put into my chest, or having PIC lines hanging out of my arm. I know me. … Continue reading

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