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
I'll be changing treatments soon. I'm also sick of insurance companies.
It’s a beautiful 78 degree day here in Old Saybrook, which is doing more to improve my mood than just about anything could. Plus I’ve made it through the first half of May without a trip to the hospital (woot!).
My tank has been empty lately. I’ve had little energy or enthusiasm for writing, cleaning, dog walking, or even getting out to a movie. I’m not sure if this is post-op fatigue that is normal for a month after neuroablation, or if it’s related to the stomach bug I had (that may still be lingering), … Continue reading Out of Gas…And Patience
Three hospital admissions in three months. Is that the Stage IV hat trick?
One of my biggest fears has always been the possibility of losing the power to express myself with words. As a writer and editor (on long term hiatus at the moment), I’ve relied on my communication skills to support myself for two-thirds of my life. When I was diagnosed with brain metastases in 2016, that fear hit home hard.
Today is brain surgery day and I'm up at 4am wondering what I've forgotten to do in preparation of being out of commission for a few days. I'll admit I have some minor nerves and some major thirst and hunger this morning (dang pre-op fasting). I suppose it's inappropriate to be looking forward to a long, anesthesia … Continue reading It’s Showtime, Folks