Posts in Diagnosis & Treatment
25. Gratitude

Phone calls, texts and computer screens have been challenging lately.  Three weeks ago today I woke up with an intense headache.  A few hours later, not able to keep any food down, we went to the ER…

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24. Fed Up

I am fed up with cancer.  I am fed up with treatment, treatment options, the diet, the medication and supplement protocols, all of it. My results from my last scans weren’t terrible, but they weren’t great either…

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23. Demon-Wrestling

This week I’ve been wrestling demons whose names are exhaustion, fear and sadness.  Each on their own are quite manageable, but it’s their teaming up to beat my ass to a pulp this week that’s been hard to take…

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21. Vitality

My radiation therapy continues to go well, I’m now over halfway done.  The pain in my hip seems to be reducing by the day, and I’ll be rescanned in the last week of June to track progress.  Cross all fingers and toes, please…

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20. Looking in the Rearview With Eyes on the Road

A quick update: My radiation sessions are going well.  I’m a third done and there has already been a significant reduction on the mass in my pelvis, much to the surprise of the radiation oncologist (apparently it usually takes longer to see results, especially for the type of cancer I have)… 

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18. A Week of Weird After a Week of Travel

I’ve been procrastinating writing this post for over a week because I’ve not been in a good headspace.  I’ve been in the weeds. A couple of weeks ago, I had a follow-up PET scan and brain MRI to establish new baselines after finishing chemo… with mixed results…

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6. Kicking Cancer is a Full-Time Job

It has been a very good week.  Firstly, and amazingly, my brain MRI came back clear!  If you recall, last October the MRI at NIH had found minute spots on my left frontal lobe, which had negated me from participating in the immunotherapy trial.  When I received the “no cancer visible” text from my oncologist (with a red balloon emoticon), I burst into tears and sobbed for two whole minutes, then had a good long belly laugh...

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