Category Archives: chemo

Oh how easily I forget

I had three days off of chemo (rather than 7 days between infusions, I had 10 days). In those three extra days, some of the persistent side effects of Taxol began to wear off. I had more energy, less pain, and my mind was more focused. It was easier for me to get out and… Read More »

Groundhog Day

Last night I was reminded of Groundhog Day – if the groundhog sees his shadow, then 6-more weeks of chemo – if he doesn’t see his shadow, then we are done with chemo. Today is mostly cloudy (figuratively, not literally, its almost always sunny here). MRI results are rather encouraging (although I don’t completely understand them)… Read More »

One more chemo day …

So I’ve survived one more chemo day … I type this as the monitor beeps saying I’m done … with any luck this will be my last … Had some fun taking pictures by my tree before the infusion. I won’t know until next Monday (the 13 – which also happens to be Canadian Thanksgiving)… Read More »

Permission …

On Friday, I gave myself permission to stop working while I’m on Taxol. I have been trying to sneak in small amounts of contract work, but I just haven’t been able to get anything done. I’ve had the same task on my to do list week after week. It isn’t a big task, nor a… Read More »

Another reflection on chemo brain

[Free Webinar Wednesday, Sept 17, 9am PDT, noon EDT on chemo brain – http://www.lbbc.org/Events/2014-09-17-Chemobrain] A great blog post by Anne Boyer crossed my twitter stream today. In it she talks about her experience with chemo brain after her first cycle of AC chemo. I encourage you to read her post before continuing with this one, as… Read More »

Breast cancer prevention

It is with mixed feelings that I read about breast cancer prevention. It is not that I want anyone to get breast cancer, I would not wish that on anyone. It is just that when I read about prevention, I enter that world of regret. I start running through the if onlys… …if only I had… Read More »