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The Cost of Appearances

The Cost of Appearances

Fri March 3, 2017
In reading the chapter ‘The Cost of Appearances’ in Arthur Frank’s (1991) At the Will of the Body, reminded me of my first Doxorubicin (Adriamycin other wise referred to as A chemo) chemotherapy injection. I wrote about the experience very briefly in a post The First Day Of Chemo on my blog. In my blog post,… Read More »
“Brain Fog”

“Brain Fog”

Wed November 11, 2015
One of the side effects that some people face during and after chemotherapy (and cancer treatment even without chemotherapy) is called "chemo fog". Heck AnneMarie Ciccarella used it as…
Decide who you trust

Decide who you trust

Mon October 12, 2015
A friend (Marie Ennis O’Connor) has asked me to blog about something that I’ve learned through my experiences with breast cancer. I went back through my blogs, looking for…
Fatigue and my knees

Fatigue and my knees

Thu April 9, 2015
At one point this afternoon I realized that what I was feeling might just be fatigue - rather than tiredness. I've been struggling with a cold all week and that…
Chemo Tourist

Chemo Tourist

Thu October 23, 2014
Today I was a chemo tourist. The infusion center I normally go to was full, so they booked me at the new Stanford infusion center in Redwood City. Boy…
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