Last Thursday marked my final session of whole brain radiation (WBR). Altogether, I had ten treatments (skipping weekends and holidays). After the first “set up” appointment, where they created a custom molded plastic mask to hold my head in the exact same position each time, the actual radiation process was a breeze. Before each session … Continue reading Bang a Gong
OK, they aren’t really going to nuke my head, but I am getting ten sessions of whole brain radiation starting this afternoon. I’ll back up a bit first, however. Last Sunday I woke up with a headache that nothing would relieve. I tried Advil, then Tylenol, then both together. Even my medical marijuana wouldn’t touch … Continue reading Nuking my Noggin
How do we live in the here and now and not in a constant state of waiting and worrying about MBC? It’s something I’m still working on.
What do all those pink products on the shelves in October actually do for women living with metastatic breast cancer? Not as much as you may think.
Just a brief post to let everyone know that my brain MRI showed NO new metastases and overall reduced swelling around the existing metastases. That’s good news on two counts. I see Dr. Chiang, neurosurgeon extraordinaire, on October 2nd and will find out more, but that’s the quick update from her nurse. I’m hoping they’ll … Continue reading Stable
Communication tips for people who have someone with stage IV breast cancer in their life.
Our latest adventures, plus a health update.
The latest on our adventures out West on a bucket list trip.
My latest bucket list adventures and a new/old course of chemo. And my brain calms down for the time being.
My bucket list 2017 Chicago trip is complete! While we had to make some last minute adjustments to accommodate an afternoon in the ER, it was a wonderful vacation filled with friends, family, food, music, and love. Your Obedient Servant, A. Ham We flew in Thursday morning and were fortunate enough to stay at the … Continue reading Chi-Town Adventures