Hello everyone! Hope you are all well. So last night, a friend of mine had a grand mal seizure right in front of me. I was able to call 911 and get her situated in order to not hurt herself more. I…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by John Jul 15, 2011.
Really awesome stuff that will hopefully become a more common way to treat those with inoperable brain tumors. "Neurosurgeon Lee Eric Tessler, MD is among the first in NY to use a new hand-held CO2…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Javi Mar 9, 2011.
Well I guess it's safe to assume that we all have problems with headaches considering our situations. I take amitriptyline for them. It's been working pretty well since I started about 10 months ago. I've had to increase it a few times but my oncologist says that's normal. Lately I've been getting more headaches. I'm not too worried that it means anything has gotten worse, though the headaches have started to change a little bit this summer. By change I mean the way they feel. They used to…Continue
Posted on August 4, 2011 at 9:05pm — 1 Comment
I participated in two Relay for Lifes this year. For those of you who don't know, Relay for Life is a 24 hour fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. You have a team of about 10-20, and throughout the 24 hours, at least one person from your team is walking. The whole idea is that "cancer never sleeps" so neither does this fundraiser. The event is started off with the Survivor's Lap. Those who are survivors (who also get purple shirts with SURVIVOR on the back) walk around the track…Continue
Posted on June 27, 2011 at 9:12pm
So today marks the day that it has been six months since I finished chemotherapy! I've really been reflecting on how big of a year it's been for me (and my family). If someone had told me last summer that I was going to have a summer job, go back to school, be a full time student, work two jobs, and volunteer weekly, all while on chemo and recovering from brain surgery, I would have said "IMPOSSIBLE." But I did it. I usually don't feel very strong about everything, but I try and allow myself…Continue
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