My Cancer Diet

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, particularly if you’re not my doctor. Before I knew I...
Brain Tumor, Social Media, and WYGB

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...
Chemo Week 5: A Very Brief Chemo Update

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...
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...

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