Before the month is over, I wanted to provide an update on life in Cancerland. I’ve been struggling with the side effects of whole brain radiation (WBR) for over three months now. My wonderful medical oncologist, Dr. K., has been a godsend with his diligence in finding additional options for my non-stop nausea. After Zofran, … Continue reading March Madness
Latest WBR side effects, CT results, and other health updates. Plus, Paula's realistic resolutions for 2018.
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
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
It’s been a hell of a couple of weeks, both physically and emotionally. I started my new oral chemo, Xeloda and Tykerb, on June 5 and it is officially kicking my ass. The nausea and vomiting that has been dogging me since early this year has amped up as an expected side effect of these … Continue reading Hot Mess, The Heartbreakers, and Hamilton Bound