Category Archives: recovery

Yosemite and snarky comments on Facebook

As I write this, I’m thinking about our last vacation. I really noticed over Christmas that my posts were missing something. I kept thinking about the snarky comments my father used to leave on my Facebook posts. I find myself checking for the comments that don’t come. I miss you dad. Tunnel View Last weekend… Read More »

Neuropathy update

It has occurred to me that it has been a long time since I’ve talked about my chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy. At about this time last year I saw a pain doctor. Just in passing he mentioned the option of a 24-hour time released gabapentin (known as Horizant). It often isn’t mentioned because it isn’t… Read More »

Survivorship plans

There is a theory that at some point after active treatment you have an appointment to review a survivorship plan. That is, what do you need to know and do once active treatment is over? How do you manage your health issues post treatment? I went to that appointment, but didn’t get much out of it.… Read More »

Quality of life #patientchat

I stumbled onto #patientchat on twitter yesterday where the conversation was around quality of life. My first reflection was that it was something I didn’t really think about – quality of life wasn’t on my radar before cancer. T1 I didn't really understand quality of life until cancer treatment … now I think about it… Read More »

My weekly tri

Now that I’m coming back from a slew of injuries, I’m trying to get my self back into shape. After my swim yesterday, I was also reminded by how much I actually enjoyed getting out and swimming. It wasn’t about getting fit so that I could do the things that I enjoy, it was much… Read More »