Category Archives: Brain surgery

At the Mercy of Fatigue

In mid-July, I went for my regular MRI check-up. I’ve been going to ballet classes and my balance, memory, spatial awareness and timing all feel like they have been improving. My migraines continue to ebb and flow, but of course I

At the Mercy of Fatigue

In mid-July, I went for my regular MRI check-up. I’ve been going to ballet classes and my balance, memory, spatial awareness and timing all feel like they have been improving. My migraines continue to ebb and flow, but of course I

Cancer Fatigue

Sometimes life gets busy. Over the past several months I have had several big life events – new job, moving to a new apartment, sudden death in the family, an art show. Each event on its own is stressful enough for

Cancer Fatigue

Sometimes life gets busy. Over the past several months I have had several big life events – new job, moving to a new apartment, sudden death in the family, an art show. Each event on its own is stressful enough for

Take a Moment

Today is a difficult day.  Today we had to say goodbye to Brad and let him pass from this world to the next. Brad was a 24 year old brain tumor fighter in my brain tumor support group.  I didn’t

Take a Moment

Today is a difficult day.  Today we had to say goodbye to Brad and let him pass from this world to the next. Brad was a 24 year old brain tumor fighter in my brain tumor support group.  I didn’t

Brain Surgery LIVE to your Living Room

In an amazing use of Social Media, Memorial Hermann Hospital (in my hometown of Houston, TX), used twitter to give us a live, minute by minute look at the removal of a brain tumor.  The surgeon is Dr. Dong Kim,

Brain Surgery LIVE to your Living Room

In an amazing use of Social Media, Memorial Hermann Hospital (in my hometown of Houston, TX), used twitter to give us a live, minute by minute look at the removal of a brain tumor.  The surgeon is Dr. Dong Kim,

I’m Watching You

Life has definitely become busy, exciting, and I would even say more fulfilling that it had been in the months leading up to my diagnosis.  Currently my relationships and friendships are feel more deep, secure and based on more true

I’m Watching You

Life has definitely become busy, exciting, and I would even say more fulfilling that it had been in the months leading up to my diagnosis.  Currently my relationships and friendships are feel more deep, secure and based on more true

UCLA Brain Tumor Conference Specifics

In my last post I spoke more generally about the conference and one overall theme I found in specific to UCLA’s outlook on cancer treatment. Today I thought I’d do just slightly more specific outlining (although still a quick overview)

UCLA Brain Tumor Conference Specifics

In my last post I spoke more generally about the conference and one overall theme I found in specific to UCLA’s outlook on cancer treatment. Today I thought I’d do just slightly more specific outlining (although still a quick overview)

“A New Paradigm – Personal Cancer Treatment”

Today was my first day of two days that I’m spending at the UCLA Brain Tumor Conference.  I was told about this conference when I met with my neuro-oncologist, Dr. Tim Cloughesy, for the first time a couple weeks ago.

“A New Paradigm – Personal Cancer Treatment”

Today was my first day of two days that I’m spending at the UCLA Brain Tumor Conference.  I was told about this conference when I met with my neuro-oncologist, Dr. Tim Cloughesy, for the first time a couple weeks ago.