Emily Suess

Author. Zentangle enthusiast. Brain cancer haver.

Chemo Week 4: So. Many. Pills.

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 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...

Chemo Week 1 is Complete!

About an hour ago I took my seventh dose of chemo. And that means I've officially completed my first 7 days of temozolomide. Chemo week 1 down. Only 3 more weeks to go! Only. I've been chronicling...

Brain Cancer Rant

WARNING: Incoming brain cancer rant. You know what I'm pissed off about right this second? I should be planning something fun to do with Dan before chemotherapy starts, and instead I'm fighting insurance to get them to pay for the roughly $10,000 in temozolomide I'm...

Fuggin’ Cancer

There are lots of irritating things about cancer, not the least of which is needing to post an update when you least feel like it. That's where I'm at right now: Tired of thinking about it. After an MRI and oncology visit last week, a new round of treatment is...

The Divine Dove Zentangle

Things have been going...well, I guess just going here Iately. Father's Day is tomorrow, and I have lots of feelings, but I don't feel compelled to write about them. I decided I'd try the Divine Dove Zentangle. I'd rather Zentangle. So, I wasn't intending to, but I...

Exercising Artsy Parts: Jesse Lane Art Workshop

Dan keeps calling me an artist, and I keep saying all I did was follow directions. Though I guess I did exercise my artsy parts. But guess what?! I completed Jesse Lane's Riptide online art class this weekend. I've posted some process photos on Twitter and Instagram...

Thank You for Being a Friend

Fun fact: I can sing the entire Golden Girls theme from start to finish. When Dad died at the end of March, I went to stay with my mom for about a week. Grief kept us wide awake at night and utterly exhausted. So we started watching reruns of The Golden Girls until we...

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