Living my life has become what I’m trying to think of as The Ellen Project, which I used to be able to manage on my own but now often need help with. Here is a whiny gallery of my daily challenges and–usually–frustrations related to my neuropathy-damaged hands.. There are many things I can no longer do […]
Last week’s 3 CT scans showed some response to the new (since-December) chemo combo in my chest/abdomen/pelvis: very good news, though not all the new mets are gone. Some are just unchanged or smaller. My various brain/spine MRIs showed leptomeningeal effects still in the central nervous system but nothing worse than late January when we started the […]
Chemo vs. scans to see what’s been accomplished inside of me 🙂 I also have 3 cranio-sacral therapy appointments set up for March to work on my spinal cord and brain from a different angle. Back when I made the appointments in early February, before starting I didn’t really know whether I would still be […]
They struggle with their own stuff, plus my stuff, but I love how affectionate they have become. Spending one-on-one time with Jesse is something I try to do every day they are home from (partial-boarding) school.
The last few days have been frustrating because just as I felt like I was getting substantially better in the strength and muscle department, I lost some of it somehow. My thighs were no longer able to get me to a standing position without pushing with my arms, and my knees kept wobbling out on me […]
(Part four of four musings on vanity’s role in my life.) Finally we come to my final vanity: Vanity about smarts. I have always considered myself a smart person. Besides this, I have had to navigate in the medical world, specifically the world of breast cancer, on and off since 1995. Before my diagnosis of […]
I’ve been getting intrathecal methotrexate (methotrexate injected into my cerebro-spinal fluid) for about a month now, which makes for a busy chemo schedule twice a week in Albany along with my other chemo regimen. But it seems to be working! I don’t know what this means for my chemo schedule in the next month or so, […]