echohomeward's Journey with Glioma

Patient: Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors in Adults > Glioma

Patient Info: Living with cancer as a chronic illness (undergoing adjuvant therapy), Diagnosed: about 6 years ago, Female, Age: 33

  1. 1
    almost 4 years ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    Tumour growing in face of Avastin

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  2. 2
    almost 4 years ago
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    Implant chemotherapy port

    Procedure or Surgery

    This was a great decision. If you ever question doing it, DO IT. Unless, you know, you're allergic to anaesthesia ;)

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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  3. 3
    almost 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Big surprise. Besides *having* cancer, at least one of the worst two parts of this experience so far.

    Easy to Do: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  4. 4
    almost 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    I actually often felt better and more energized after treatment. I was so fortunate that my center was so close and my team was, and is, so awesome. I visit on big holidays and anniversaries <3

    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  5. 5
    almost 4 years ago
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    Chemo brain

    Side Effects

    Honestly, ha, it's funny sometimes, but it causes so very many problems. I'll add details later, but I can go from laughing up a storm to sobbing in a corner to actually throwing things in my reactions to all the issues covered under this one.

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  6. 6
    almost 4 years ago
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    Confusion

    Side Effects

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

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  7. 7
    almost 4 years ago
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    Constipation

    Side Effects

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  8. 8
    almost 4 years ago
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    Depression/Anxiety

    Side Effects

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

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  9. 9
    almost 4 years ago
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    Cough

    Side Effects

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

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  10. 10
    almost 4 years ago
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    Anniversary

    Celebration

    Feb 2012 - Survived Cancer ONE YEAR!

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  11. 11
    almost 4 years ago
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    Anniversary

    Celebration

    Feb 2013 - Survived cancer TWO YEARS!

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  12. 12
    almost 4 years ago
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    Birthday

    Celebration

    August 25 2011 - MY 28th BIRTHDAY! EAT IT, TUMOUR!

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  13. 13
    almost 4 years ago
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    Birthday

    Celebration

    August 25 2012 - My 29th Birthday!

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  14. 14
    almost 4 years ago
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    Birthday

    Celebration

    July 20 2011 - Other half's 26 Birthday! LOVE YOU!

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  15. 15
    almost 4 years ago
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    Friend's Recurrence

    Oh No

    Friend and hero runs into a ditch in the cancer road. I feel bad for even worrying about her. I love you, Smoxy, and I've never even met you. What's wrong with that picture, eh?

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  16. 16
    almost 4 years ago
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    Birthday

    Celebration

    July 20th 2012 - Other half's 27th birthday! <3

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  17. 17
    almost 4 years ago
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    Weight gain

    Side Effects

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

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  18. 18
    almost 4 years ago
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    Urinary changes (frequency, urgency)

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  19. 19
    almost 4 years ago
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    Thinking problems

    Side Effects

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  20. 20
    almost 4 years ago
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    Mouth sores

    Side Effects

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

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  21. 21
    almost 4 years ago
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    Memory changes

    Side Effects

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

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