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The next step…

… is getting back in shape and loosing weight. Both of my oncologists highly recomend to get truly skinny, it’ll push my chances for survival over the long run way up.  But in sharp contrast to people who get immediate “rehab” treatment in case of a heart attack or sports injury, there is no “Cancer Rehab Program” available.  […]

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It’s over…

…radiation is over, – June 17th is the big mark. Although, my skin and the tissue underneath is still heavily “cooking”. I can feel it. But, being finished with major treatment is a huge relief for me. It’s time to get back into creative mode.

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A new honor for me…

… as one of many survivors of cancer, to walk the first round of Relay for Life! This is a truly grand  and emotionally moving experience. My slightly sprouting head hair doesn’t let me forget: this came with a hefty price tag.  Next Sunday June 7th, I’ll walk the 5k Race for the Cure at Seattle’s Alaska Hwy, above the Waterfront with […]

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… means to lay on that radiation table every day! The good news is, after now half of all radiations, my skin is holding up nicely, – so far.  And since my skin is still fine, I’m back at the fitness studio for walking and weight lifting. Little weight, many repeats. This seems to work for my […]

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New week, new treatment…

…and still trying to get rid of the excess fluids in my body from the last chemo. Since Wednesday, I’m on radiation treatment, and after the first three sessions, when I’m on the table, my imagination goes: they bake my innerts by beaming me up from two sides… I suppose that’s not entirely wrong. Or […]

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Better days…

…are here. Since I’m now on a double dose diuretics, I’m much better. But my lymphedema won’t budge, and the side effects from Taxotere are still far from over.

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Well, to kick something…

…like Chemo will take a while. Even I know that I don’t have to get another one, it’s quite hard on the body. One of the drugs of the chemo cocktail isn’t exactly a Martini, it causes a lot of fluid retention. I feel like a walking water barrel. My eyes are very watery, all […]

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Hey, I kicked chemo!

… and got a T-shirt with the same print  🙂  This means, – I hope -, the worst part is over. Although, several people keep telling me that radiaton 32 times isn’t exactly a “piece a cake”. So far, I’m feeling not too bad, of course, no taste again. Not even a bland cup of […]

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Only 4 more days…

… and I’ll go back to the hospital and receive my 4th and last chemo. Let’s hope it won’t be too bad. I’ve noticed, that my body has more and more difficulties to handle the drugs. Even the promising “third week” was not really good. I’m constantly tired, really tired. I could sleep 14 hours […]

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Day 8 after…

…my 3rd chemo. The first one was hard on me. The second was a “piece of cake”, but the third is getting into me again. Seems my body doesn’t bounce back as easily anymore. New is that the last digit of my fingers hurt, not only the nails. It’s hard to pick up small items, […]

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