The good news is, the chemo has been working. I think I’ve taken three rounds of Temodar chemotherapy and it’s gone well. According to the last few MRI scans, my tumor has shrunk substantially.
I recently had the opportunity to join Dr. Deming on the MercyOne Des Moines Cancer Education Series podcast. We talk about my experience as a cancer survivor, my experience with Above + Beyond Cancer, and how Dr. Deming and I got to know each other. Thought I’d share it on my blog!
I keep hearing from the doctors that we have plenty of options to treat this damn disease, but I wonder if leading a completely normal life without brain cancer will ever be an option again.
It’s such a strange thing to be evaluating quantity vs.quality of life types of decisions when you’re only 37 years old and you still have a mortgage and still play video games.
Today I can only muster up just enough courage to breathe in, breathe out. Today I only have the confidence to take one more step and live one more day at a time, even in this mess. Maybe that’s all I need.
I’ve been trying to prepare myself for the bad news I was anticipating at this week’s MRI. Here’s a few things I jotted down, just in case…
I’m so tired of living scan to scan, treatment to treatment. When we found ourselves back in the MRI waiting room at Mayo Clinic on Wednesday, I turned to Alicia and said “Should we just get the hell out of here?
Last year, NPR asked readers to submit their own version of George Ella Lyon’s Where I’m From poem. I wanted to contribute, but I never finished my take in time. It’s done now, and I think it belongs here.