Having brain cancer has had a wonderful way of changing my perspective on just about everything, including turning 50 today. When I turned 30 I was sad to be getting older. Today, I have no wish to be young again. I harbor little nostalgia for years gone by. I have only immense gratitude for this day, for the privilege of turning 50, for being alive. I am very, very happy to be 50. Bring it on, y’all!
Two weeks ago, a neurologist – an epilepsy specialist – told me she thinks I have epilepsy. I have to admit, it was a pretty stunning thing to hear. After all, I’ve never lost consciousness due to a seizure, and I have had only one real event that I’d even classify as seizure-like – and that was the night that landed me in the hospital when I was diagnosed with brain cancer. It would be easy to try to dismiss what the epilepsy doctor told me – after all, the whole reason I went to see her in the first […]
Too Much Doom and Gloom Lately: So Let’s Celebrate Feeling “Okay!” I felt okay all day yesterday! And I’ve felt okay all day so far today! YEAH BUDDY!!! We know how to celebrate around here. Meeting with Oncologist Tomorrow… Tomorrow (Wednesday) is my first three month follow up appointment with my oncologist. As I mentioned a couple of days ago, one hugely positive byproduct of having to go to the emergency room last week was a “sneak peek” CT scan showing that there was no edema and no tumor regrowth. I imagine we’ll hear more specific details tomorrow, but […]
April 20th was my birthday! I turned 49. I don’t know if all people who have cancer feel this way, but I was certainly happy to be able to celebrate another birthday this year. But I have to admit, it did make me look at the day a little more wistfully, a little more philosophically, than usual. I appreciate the opportunity to get older. I have always abhorred TV commercials and magazine advertisements that play to women who have been told their whole lives (by similar commercials and ads) that they need to look young forever. This is utter horse […]