Emily Suess

Author. Zentangle enthusiast. Brain cancer haver.

Packing and Decluttering for the Move

Packing and Decluttering for the Move

Last week Mom came up to Urbana to help us start packing and decluttering. The week before that, my brother and sister-in-law helped us make some repairs in our main bathroom. (That was after my SIL ran 13.1 miles. She is unstoppable.) We don't have a move date yet,...

My Cancer Diet

My cancer diet caveat:I'm not telling you what to eat. I'm talking about what I eat. If you feel like you need to tell me what I eat is wrong, knock yourself out. But know that I don't care,...

Emily Writes a Bullshit

On Thursday night I started deleting more than 77,000 tweets and 91,000 favorites from my Twitter timeline.  "I regret all that time I wasted making content for someone else," I told Dan while...

Brain Tumor, Social Media, and WYGB

Brain Tumor: Today's visit with my oncologist "Did you see your results?!" That's the first thing my oncologist said to me at my appointment this morning. It must be as fantastic to give good news as it is to receive it. Especially if your patient has a brain tumor....

News! Sorta.

So much has happened since I last blogged. So. Much. There were shingles that derailed my Christmas plans. (I still haven't seen my family and have unwrapped gifts in my house!) Then there was a sinus infection. The usual chemo side effects. And then most recently a...

Chemo Week 5: A Very Brief Chemo Update

I realize that I'm a little behind in my blog update for this week. It's largely because my nails were too long, and I can't stand the feel of the laptop keys when they get like that. No. For real. It's a thing, and I was just too tired to take care of them until now....

Chemo Week 4: So. Many. Pills.

I usually shoot for Sunday to write these weekly updates, but it didn't work out for Chemo Week 4 because, well, I didn't feel like it. So here I am a day late and a dollar short, as my dad used to say. I've been thinking about him a lot lately. Partly because I miss...

Chemo Week 3: Meet Chad, the Robot Vacuum

How has it been three weeks since I started chemo? Highlights of this past week include: getting a robot vacuum and learning how to use it, bulk prepping healthy smoothies to take with temozolomide, and enjoying more food and flavors than I thought possible while on...

Chemo Week 2 Update

The only reason I'm writing this is because I need to stay upright for a few minutes. I skipped the ondansetron (anti-nausea) this morning thinking I would be just fine... And I was wrong about that. On Monday I saw the oncologist and learned that I am not on a 28-day...

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