The last week has been horrible, but the last few days have offered us some glimpses of hope and plenty of laughs with friends. We’ll take what we can get!
The world keeps spinning around me a million miles an hour and I feel like I’m on pause, trying to find my place. My dad called me the other day and reminded me about how important it is for us to do the things we want to do and live our lives to the fullest.
I left the appointment with my therapist feeling a little better, but not near as good as I felt once I hopped in my truck and cranked up some rock and roll for the ride back home.
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.
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?
I had an MRI scan on my brain on June 17th. Everything looked great! No changes since the last scan. I finally mustered up the courage to ask Dr. R what I could expect as far as recurrence and lifespan. It’s something I’ve been avoiding asking the doctors for a few reasons.