Posted at 4:30 pm
If I have to have cancer, please let it make me skinny.
If there has to be any upside to this dreadful disease, could it at least be that? I’m sure there are many women diagnosed with breast cancer who have thought this.
Posted at 7:30 am
It’s hard to believe that it’s been two weeks since I had brain surgery. That is something I never thought I would ever say. I still can’t quite get my head around that I had brain surgery.
I really don’t feel any different to how I felt before the surgery, which seems unbelievable because my head was cut open and someone played around with my brain. And I wouldn’t even know it now. Continue reading
Posted at 9:10 pm
I’m ba-ack. You can’t keep a good blogger down. I was thinking earlier today in the many hours of down time I had before I could get back online, that I may have jinxed myself when I started this blog and said I was really boring and nothing very exciting had happened to me. Since then, it has been somewhat of a rollercoaster ride. I guess I should blame the blog.
Posted at 4:30 pm
A few weeks after learning that the stereotactic radiotherapy had successfully reduced brain lesion number one, I suddenly developed a numb chin on the left side of my face. The numbness then spread to my left lower lip and gum.
Posted at 7:15 am
This is not the first time I’ve considered brain surgery. In fact, it’s not the first time this year!
The first lesion in my brain was discovered in February when I returned to Queensland and my new medical oncologist sent me for a CT scan of my head, chest and abdomen as part of a screening process for a clinical trial.
Posted at 8:11 pm
How many times have you heard people use the expression ‘It’s not brain surgery’ when they’re trying to explain that something is not difficult to do or understand?
We say ‘It’s not rocket science’ or ‘It’s not brain surgery’ as if these are the most difficult and complex things to do or understand in the whole world.
That’s probably why when you tell people you’re about to have brain surgery, they go very quiet. I just want someone to say, ‘At least it’s not rocket science!’
Posted at 8:30 am
I went to Adelaide and all I got was pneumonia.
Part of the idea of this blog was to chronicle some of my travels between treatments. Since April this year I have managed to go to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival for the Easter long weekend, had a week in Melbourne, Mornington Peninsula and Phillip Island in May, five days in central Australia and a weekend in Sydney in June – all without incident!