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Brain Tumors Experiences

  • Hi, I'm Sylvia R L.

    Just Started Treatment for Non Hodgkins Lymphoma

    Going through treatment
    Added Apr 16, 2013

    I had my first treatment yesterday. It went well. Looking for side effects now. Kind of scary!

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    JM
    I'm JM and I'm scared
    JM

    Weird Effects of a fatal diagnosis

    Overcoming fear
    Added Apr 15, 2013

    Fatigue and restlessness, depression and hopefulness, joy and sadness are all part of the weird make-up of being incurably sick.
    On top of that there is the feeling of being scared all the time. It is like being on a roller coaster at that point when you are at the top of the hill looking down, just before you actually take-off. Your heart …

  • My name is Terry Carlson. I'm writing a memoir about my best friend's amazing journey with cancer.

    WHEREVER THE WIND BLOWS...THE BILL LEE STORY...CHAPTER 1...PAGE 3

    Just some thoughts
    Added Apr 9, 2013
    Everything changed with the beginning of the “Great Recession” in 2008. The job I loved turned into a nightmare of micro-management and negativity. From attending one mandatory meeting and calling in to one conference call a week, all salesmen now had to attend meetings three to four times a week along with two to three weekly conference ca…
  • My name is Terry Carlson. I'm writing a memoir about my best friend's amazing journey with cancer.

    WHEREVER THE WIND BLOWS...THE BILL LEE STORY

    Just some thoughts
    Added Apr 8, 2013
    CHAPTER ONE PAGE 1 FROM FIRED TO FIRED UP It’s early December, 2010. I’m relieved in one sense but anger and frustration sting my eyes as I squeeze into my Honda Civic. While leaving my employer’s parking lot for the last time, my mind is reeling. What has hap…
  • My name is Terry Carlson. I'm writing a memoir about my best friend's amazing journey with cancer.

    WHEREVER THE WIND BLOWS...THE BILL LEE STORY...INTRODUCTION

    Just some thoughts
    Added Apr 7, 2013

    INTRODUCTION
    EARLY SEPTEMBER 2010

    Bill turned on his digital tape recorder. He didn’t have a problem understanding his oncologist. As a matter of fact, in Texas they would call this doctor a “straight shooter”. Bill wanted to record his conversations so later, after today’s chemotherapy treatment, he wouldn’t have to rely on his belea…

  • My name is Terry Carlson and I'm writing a memoir about my good friend's amazing walk with colon cancer.

    WHEREVER THE WIND BLOWS...THE BILL LEE STORY

    Just some thoughts
    Added Apr 5, 2013

    For 1½ years I recorded conversations with my best friend, Bill Lee, at his chemotherapy treatments, at restaurants, and over the phone. What began as a retelling of Bill’s inspirational “God stories,” soon progressed into also documenting the transformation occurring within myself as well. Writing my friend’s story brought me to my knees whil…

  • Dealing with Post Chemo Neuropathy

    Ongoing monitoring
    Updated Mar 30, 2013

    My last Taxol treatment was June 15, 2012. I knew going into the treatment that I might have some problems with neuropathy or some tingling in my fingers and toes and bone pain. My NP and Oncologist told me they would start me on a medication on Gabapentin that would help. By the time I was finished of four rounds of Taxol I was taking high d…

  • I'm Miriam W. and I'm in treatment for Stage 2 Triple Negative Breast Cancer

    Diagnosis Anniversary

    Overcoming fear
    Added Mar 22, 2013

    March 21, 2013

    One year ago today, I received the news that no person ever wants to hear . . . “You have cancer”. My outward calm was the antithesis of my inner turmoil. The questions swirling around in my head were asked but went unanswered. Why me? Is this real? There must be a mistake! How could this happen? Am I going to die?

    Du…

  • I'm Miriam W. and I'm in treatment for Stage 2 Triple Negative Breast Cancer

    Preparing For Battle

    What I've learned
    Added Mar 9, 2013

    The first thing to do after you are diagnosed with Cancer, is to remember to BREATHE! It is a scary and daunting situation. You probably have a million questions and will have another million that you haven’t even thought of yet! Your feelings are perfectly normal.
    What you may not know is that there have been many advances in treatments and …

  • Hi, I'm INGRID C.

    CARBOPLATIN

    Going through treatment
    Added Mar 2, 2013

    I HAVE HAD TO STOP TAKING CHEMO DUE TO LOSS OF HEARING DUE TO CARBOPLATIN. THE LAST TWO HEARING TESTS HAVE HAD SIGNIFICANT DROP IN HEARING IN THE LOWER RANGE. ALSO HAVE MENIERE’S DISEASE IN LEFT EAR, WHICH IS AN INNER EAR NERVE PROBLEM. HAVE HAD HERING AIDS ADJUSTED AND ALSO LOOKING AT DEVICES THAT HELP IN HEARING SUCH AS IN CROWDS AND T-V. TEL…

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  • I'm Miriam W. and I'm in treatment for Stage 2 Triple Negative Breast Cancer

    Preparing For Battle

    What I've learned
    Added Mar 9, 2013

    The first thing to do after you are diagnosed with Cancer, is to remember to BREATHE! It is a scary and daunting situation. You probably have a million questions and will have another million that you haven’t even thought of yet! Your feelings are perfectly normal.
    What you may not know is that there have been many advances in treatments and …

  • Hi, I'm Eva J H.

    colon migrated to liver

    Choosing a care team
    Added Oct 7, 2013

    My cancer srated in my colon and went to my liver, it isn’t operable so far I have cheo every month since august 2011 . I am so tried of people hang in there it will get better,I could just scream. They just don’t knowhat it feels like to struggle everyday to get out of bed. I have donated my body to science (whole body) for medical purposes ma…

  • Cancer - The Secret Change

    Living with cancer
    Added Jan 31, 2015
    This article, so very well written by a practicing oncologist, is superb! Dr. Salwitz truly captures the feelings that I (and probably thousands of other cancer patients) have. Cancer does suck! My cancer is rare. It grows slowly, but it grows. I do not “look like I have cancer.” I hear so often,“You really look great.” The problem is I …
  • Cervical Cancer

    My diagnosis
    Added Aug 1, 2017

    Hi my name is Katrina Diaz I am 38 years old. I was diagnosed with Cervical Cancer November 27th 2015. December 2015 I had a radical hysterectomy which biopsy was done and it showed negative signs of cancer. Then in July 2016 my cancer came back more aggressive and bigger than before. So I did chemotherapy every Monday for 6 weeks, external radi…