Some Basic Info

I was first diagnosed with malignant brain tumors on 11-20-08 and I finished treatment for those on 4-13-09. I was recently diagnosed with a recurrence on 12-08-09. I set up this blog so people could follow along with my progress and keep up with what is going on in my treatment. I also wanted to put up information from my first go round so people could learn a little bit about what happened to me before.
The blog is set up with the newest posts first. Sometimes I will post stories from my first experience, in which casse it will be slightly out of order, but the titles will let you know. If you want to look at older posts, which may provide a better idea of the whole picture, use the "Blog Archive" tool on the right side of the page to browse them. The titles of the posts should be pretty self-explanatory. If you don't really know that much about me, or what happened, you should check out these two posts first: this one about what's happening now, and this one about my first experience.
Feel free to leave comments, it should be open to everyone now. Thanks for visiting, I hope this little blurb clears up some confusion, and I hope you like the blog.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Some Pictures From The First Round of Chemo

Here's a picture of all my bags of fluids from where I was laying. There's some chemo, some saline, some pain medication, and a vasopressin drip (I'm not completely sure how to describe this yet, I'll put up a post later.)

Also, here is a link to a photo of my PICC line. It is a little strange to look at, so I didn't want to just put it on the site. If you're interested in seeing it just click here.


Leslie Oppenheimer said...

I play soccer with your mom. I've played with you a couple of times too. You stood out in the crowd, and made for a fun, lighthearted game. I wanted to tell you how impressed I am, your blog is amazing. All that you've been through is very complicated, yet your explanations make it easy to follow. You're a talented writer! I'm sorry you have to go through this second round, you have a lot of people you don't even know sending you good thoughts and prayers. Keeping you in my thoughts, All the best, Leslie Oppenheimer

Aunt Margaret said...

You call THAT strange to look at? You can do better than that! Seriously... we always knew you were a drip, but this is ridiculous! It's a wonder you don't get tired just looking at all that stuff hanging up above. Or do you?