"You almost make me want cancer!"
The High Co$t of Cancer
“Nobody does cancer like you do!” “They (the nurses and doctors) will never forget you!” “You almost make me want cancer! How do you manage to make even cancer look like an adventure?!” I take those comments as compliments! Yes … I am giving cancer a different (fresh) face and attitude. You get to see […]
The cellular warfare of Chemotherapy
I have been trying to piece together a CAD$ price tag on my cancer treatment since my surgery. I’ve asked my surgeon, Dr. X, what my diagnosis and surgery cost. He threw some numbers around – $1k for the OR for an hour, triple that for the attending staff, the nuclear dyes – but he […]
Oh, Heather … You didn’t!
Why do I feel like I should be singing Pat Benatar’s Love is a Battlefield as I write this blog entry? This post is dedicated to my chemical warefare … Doxorubicin – Adriamycin – Red Devil is the first chemotherapy drug in my regimen. It stops the growth of cells by blocking an enzyme called […]
My Cocktale of Chemotherapy
Do honey browns with blonde highlights have more fun? You bet they do! Even with cancer! That’s me … second from the left in front wearing white like an angel … Thirteen days after I had my first chemo infusion, I lost most of my hair and had the rest of it shaved off. Saying Ciao […]
I will have to edit this on the fly … my head is pounding and I can’t figure out why it is featuring the lunch menu on Facebook rather than the chemo photos! I can’t look at my own FB feed because the photo now makes me barfy *Fixed! This blog post isn’t for the […]