Tag Archives: WBR

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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Hair, or Lack Thereof

For a good portion of my life my hair spent it’s time pulled back into a ponytail.  Every now-and-then I’d get a great cute shortish cut. Eventually due to lack of caring it would grow long enough to be pulled … Continue reading

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Swim-Swimminy

On this trip to the Big Island I’ve opted to skip diving.  The main reason being, I’m not sure my ears are up for it.  I suffered severe pain in both ears as a result from Whole Brain Radiation (WBR). … Continue reading

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The Brain

The brain is stable…in terms of cancer. No more specific brain treatment for now.  It will likely occur in my future but I’ll deal with that down the road. Next check up 10-weeks.  Yup, you heard right, 10.  Why not … Continue reading

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Spots or Dots?

What a week!  I was quite concerned with what the brain MRI was going to show.  The scan took place on Wednesday; results would be discussed at my Thursday appointment. The results are in and processed by my little noggin.  Finally, I am … Continue reading

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Got Milk?

The last few weeks my productivity level has been sub-subpar.  I was working hard at trying to define the culprit.  Well, after meeting with three docs last week, the culprit was obvious to everyone but me.  WBR wears a person … Continue reading

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6-Week Follow-up

Yesterday, I met with my radiation oncologist, Dr Holland (Dr H) at OHSU.  First order of business is always to talk about the book I’m reading while I wait for his arrival.  Each and every time he has read my … Continue reading

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A Little Crizotinib Update

The Crizotinib pause for WBR took place between Feb 14th-March 21st.  Funny, it feels like I’ve been on the stuff for longer than 2.5 weeks.  I guess not.  We are slowly adjusting to one another again. The vision tracers are … Continue reading

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May 11th

The other day, I made some travel arrangements.  Yep, this girl is going on vacation- woot! woot!  I booked a hotel.  “I’d like to check out on May 11th,” I said to the reservations person. May 11th.  May 11th? When … Continue reading

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Bald Sleeping Beauty

No posts the last few days.  Why?  I’m sleeping!  It feels good although I admit, I wish I was spending a majority of my time doing cooler stuff. A combination of things are going on with my body these days. … Continue reading

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