In the Clear! And, the “New Normal”

In my prior post “Vacation Period?” Seriously…, I described the traumatic period between my last radiation treatment and my follow-up MRI.  Well, the day of reckoning had come - the MRI results were in.  ALL CLEAR!  No sign of cancer! Without a doubt, I was indescribably relieved.  I cried tears of overwhelming joy.  That metaphorical tons [...]

“Vacation Period?” Seriously…

In my last post, So, you’re going to radiate my brain????, I talked about my 6 weeks of radiation.  As I described, radiation had become part of my regular, daily routine, as odd as that may sound.  Following the end of my 30 radiation sessions, my doctors dubbed the time until my next scan my "vacation [...]

Post-Op and the Dreaded Neuro-Observation Area

Post-Op I woke up in the post-op room, but I don't remember feeling any pain whatsoever.  Frankly, I felt high as a kite!  Those were some gooood meds!  My whole family was shocked because I was wide awake, cracking jokes and acting as though everything was fine.  My surgeon came back to see me and [...]

Operation Day and the Surgery

Operation Day! I vaguely remember waking up that morning, getting to the hospital and walking onto the surgical reception floor.  I also vaguely remember, practically whispering, "I am here for surgery."  I waited in the reception area with my husband and parents before they called me back.  My mother would not sit still.  So, I [...]

The List – The Chronology of Cancer Chaos

As I delve into the blogosphere and start to read other blogs, I've seen that many bloggers list their treatment history.  It was frankly something I had never thought of, but I really think its great! So, as best as I can, here is "The List" - the chronology of my cancer chaos: January - [...]