Jenjenvaldez's Journey with Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors in Adults

Patient: Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors in Adults

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: over 5 years ago, Female, Age: 42

  1. 1
    over 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

    Painless Experience: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    over 4 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

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    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  3. 3
    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    They say if you have to have chemotherapy this is the way to go. I don't think there is any good form of chemo to take. Temador is a pill form of chemo and goes directly to the brain. It's awful and the smell and taste is enough to make anyone gag. I feel like a biohazard the way Oncomed sends me these meds....individually wrapped and counted...5 days on and 3 weeks off. I'm also on 2 anti nausea meds and a steroid to help with the nausea. I call the dethomex my monster steroid because I turn into a raging bulimic when I take it. All binge and no purge. I can do this.

    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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