Tag Archives: chemo

housekeeping: part 2

My most popular post last year was the housekeeping post I wrote in October 2011 to explain my diagnosis in further detail. This post, as well as my About page and Updates page, were getting a little out-of-date. So I … Continue reading

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the day that I have been waiting for

The day that I have been waiting for has arrived. I am trying to find an appropriate way to describe the type and tenor of the emotions that are swirling through my head right now as I sit on my couch, afternoon … Continue reading

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waiting

I haven’t been writing because I’ve been busy waiting. Waiting for school to start. Waiting to have the time to unpack my new apartment. Waiting for my boss to give me things to work on. Waiting to go on dates. … Continue reading

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i hope

I’ve been on my new treatment for a month now. But I have only actually been on it for half of that due to the damage that just two weeks of it did to my bone marrow. I’m back on … Continue reading

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suddenly i’m on chemo again

Yesterday I embarked on a new phase in my treatment. After all the anguish I experienced making this decision, after all the time and energy I spent going back and forth between my oncologist and my second opinion, it seemed … Continue reading

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[surprise!]

Just like that: my chemotherapy has stopped working. I feel great. I’ve suddenly gained a little weight. I changed my diet. I started taking vitamins. I’m walking at graduation soon. I’m excited for the summer. I am working harder than … Continue reading

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poison

I got my chemo from a different pharmacy this month and it was a little jarring to open the package and see this: I’m not a doctor, but it really looks like, based on the labels, that I shouldn’t be … Continue reading

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crazy sexy options

I watched the young-adult-cancer documentary last night and I must admit that I got a little sucked in. As you know, I don’t get easily sucked in by answers for wellness or alternative cures or really by anything that has … Continue reading

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marrow

I am worried that my eight months of good scans, minor side effects, and a happy oncologist will soon be over. I am going to worry about this for as long as it takes me to write this blog post … Continue reading

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the (other) cure

In my effort to be a well-informed patient, I (and my sister) decided to watch the documentary Burzynski, about a doctor who apparently cures cancer. I have received lots and lots of emails about this particular alternative cure, so I … Continue reading

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