Tag Archives: Alectinib

Is It Working?

Yesterday, while at an appointment at Brenda Kay Hair Specialties the shop owner, Brenda, asked me about my cancer. I’m very comfortable and open about my disease; sharing my story is my way of being an advocate. I touched on … Continue reading

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Spending a Day

Like a rebellious teenager my care team announced, “We will get in trouble…That’s okay with us…We are going to do what is best for you!” The words came at me like cold glass of water tossed in my face. Let me … Continue reading

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Cause: Prior Treatment

I am pleased to announce that my next eye exam will take place in 6 months. Six months? Well, that can’t be a major problem!   I have officially been diagnosed with a mild case of Radiation Retinopathy. Whole Brain Radiation is … Continue reading

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The Hits Keep Comin’

Tuesday morning was brutal. I had a 7:30am appointment to get a cracked filling replaced. It’s been years since I’ve left the house by 7. I had enough coffee in my system to register the dentist say, “Kimberly, we need to … Continue reading

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Starting a Collection

Still feeling nothing from the retina hemorrhage, I am being told that I have more in both eyes now. Looking at my eye images on screen while being told this is blood… that is likely plasma…this here is…  I’m drifting, his … Continue reading

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Huh?

Sitting in the odd chair that has a midcentury feel, flat black leather, chrome legs and sleek lines. Nearly fit for my living room but it definitely screamed clinical. Does the Herman Miller medical line have chairs? Am I parked in … Continue reading

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Hell Yes, I’m a Movie Star!

I am amazing, damn amazing! I had faith that eventually someone would recognize my greatness!  (giggle, giggle)  Who-da-thunk it would be Genentech’s lung cancer group?  They were the reason SW and I were off to Las Vegas.  I would participate … Continue reading

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Hope Summit 2014

In a few days I’ll be catching a flight to DC.  I’m heading to the LUNGevity DC Hope Summit. This will be my second year for the event.  I had a nice time in 2013, but I was still suffering … Continue reading

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Community Center

The last few weeks I’ve been slowly figuring out Google+.  I was on the hunt for a communication tool, so I asked around.  When one of pals said, “My grandmother uses Google+ to keep up with her friends!” I knew … Continue reading

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Some Space

I now have some space between the tops of my shoulders and the bottoms of my ears. Finding out that my trial drug (alectinib) is shrinking my brain tumors was the news I needed.  I’m thrilled to say the least. … Continue reading

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