365 Days; Cancer Free?!; …but not quite journey’s end

It’s 365 days ATN, 58 days since surgery, and 52 days since being deemed CANCER-FREE. It’s hard to believe a YEAR has gone by! As a radiologist commented earlier in the week, “You’ve had quite a year!” Diagnostics. Chemo. Chemo-radiation. Surgery. We’re in the home stretch of the journey but still not quite done. It’s… Continue reading 365 Days; Cancer Free?!; …but not quite journey’s end

Gone?; MRI #3; Recovery

It’s 261 days ATN and 24 days since the last radiation fraction. I’m happy to report things have improved significantly on the radiation side-effects front and we’re now moving into the pre-surgery stage. Which means I have to once again deal with the sun-worshiping medical personnel who have no concept of appropriate sleep times. It’s… Continue reading Gone?; MRI #3; Recovery

Professional Help; “Everybody Hurts…Sometimes”; Where The Boys Are

It’s 244 days ATN an 6 days since the completion of chemo-radiation. That’s right, the 25th and last chemo-radiation session was a week ago! And yes I haven’t been posting much, but life hasn’t been much fun since the side-effects of radiation started kicking in. Which was about a week and a half into treatment.… Continue reading Professional Help; “Everybody Hurts…Sometimes”; Where The Boys Are

First Fraction; Return of the Neuropath; A Care Package From Beyond The Veil?

Hello everyone! Assuming nothing goes awry this afternoon will include the 20th of 25 radiation treatment fractions. Five more to go! Yes I know I haven’t posted anything since treatment actually began – chemo-radiation has unexpectedly proven to be a bit more taxing than systemic chemo. It’ll take at least a couple posts to get… Continue reading First Fraction; Return of the Neuropath; A Care Package From Beyond The Veil?

Reflections on Chemo; A New Year, A New Leg of the Journey: Chemo-Radiation

It’s Sunday, 192 (!) days ATN, 18 days after chemo (AC), and about T-minus 16 days to chemo-radiation. Ok, as I’m writing this it’s actually 199 days ATN but I’ve been busy enjoying Life Without Chemo. Which has involved doubling down on the ATSC 3.0 stuff that’s been a passion of mine for the past… Continue reading Reflections on Chemo; A New Year, A New Leg of the Journey: Chemo-Radiation