Tag Archives: Treatment

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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That Went to Hell Fast

September 20, 2018 My regular Oncologist is out of town at a conference, so the  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 6

August 23, 2018 Today is my last dose of Cisplatin. I am glad to be finished with it. The side effects are more difficult to manage than the AC and Taxol, and some of them more intense. After a long … Continue reading

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Cisplatin – Week 6

August 23, 2018 I had my last dose of Cisplatin today. The 6th week of this awful stuff. It was reduced by 50% this time. The side effects were really getting to be too much, but both of the oncologists wanted … Continue reading

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Radiation Treatments

August 10, 2018 I started my radiation treatments at the end of June. I had a week of treatment, then a week and change off before starting again while my oncologists and I figured out what to do about the … Continue reading

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Back at Work – For a While At Least

I mentioned earlier that the Radiation Oncologist suggested that I go back to work for a while because the effects of radiation won’t affect me til the end of treatment. So… I went back to work full time about a … Continue reading

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Cancer Survivor

I saw a Facebook post earlier declaring today as Cancer Survivor’s Day. It made me stop and think. What does that even mean?  Am I a survivor?  Does it count if I’m still going through treatment? Do I need to feel like I’ve survived something before I can call myself a survivor? Continue reading

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Dear Every Cancer Patient…

There is an arrogance that comes with being the one who went to understand how to treat disease, particularly cancer. Or there’s the failure of fallibility that comes with going to school for 12+ years to be a doctor.  I see this arrogance in some of my own healthcare professionals. I think I notice it more in oncology than I did with my orthopedic surgeons or my internists. Not that they were without their moments. Continue reading

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Honesty is Still the Best Policy

This is kind of a rant, and yes, I’m angry, and to be honest, I think you would be, too, all things considered. I’m finding myself really wishing that all of my doctors would have just been up front and … Continue reading

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