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....
Chemo Week 3: Meet Chad, the Robot Vacuum

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

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...
Chemo Week 1 is Complete!

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 the day-by-day over on Twitter. If you’re interested...
Pretty Sure it Wasn’t a Stroke, Part 2

Pretty Sure it Wasn’t a Stroke, Part 2

This week was wild. Not in a good way, and not even in a way that was anticipated. Tuesday my Mom and I were sharing a homemade smoothie, when things started feeling really weird for me, and I said, “Whass wrong wiff my tongue?” The TL;DR for those of you...
Cancer Clowns and How to Spot Them

Cancer Clowns and How to Spot Them

Before I get into the Cancer Clowns thing… a little appreciation: I’m having trouble coming up with the right words to say how much love and comfort I’ve found in the cancer community on Twitter. They have offered me support and empathy at times when...

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