• tervin
    • Experience with High-Grade Astrocytoma ...
    almost 9 years ago
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    Job

    Loss

    FMLA started quickly and I had/have long and short term disability through work. Once the FMLA protection period ended I was told th...

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    • tervin
    • Experience with High-Grade Astrocytoma ...
    almost 9 years ago
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    Clear MRI

    Celebration

    I had my first MRI since completing radiation and there is no sign of regrowth. Next MRI will be after Thanksgiving.

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    • tervin
    • Experience with High-Grade Astrocytoma ...
    almost 9 years ago
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    Hair is back

    Celebration

    My hair is growing back and I am going out in public without a hat since last week!

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    • tervin
    • Experience with High-Grade Astrocytoma ...
    almost 9 years ago
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    Mood changes

    Side Effects

    I didn't think I was experiencing this until my children let me know I'm not much fun to be around during chemo. They tell me I get ...

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    • tervin
    • Experience with High-Grade Astrocytoma ...
    almost 9 years ago
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    Memory changes

    Side Effects

    I used to be able to recall information and words like nothing. It is frustrating to not remember some things and I feel slow a lot ...

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    • tervin
    • Experience with High-Grade Astrocytoma ...
    almost 9 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    The radiation experience was not nearly what I expected. I went for treatments daily and was taking valum for the course of treatmen...

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    Painless Experience: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • tervin
    • Experience with High-Grade Astrocytoma ...
    almost 9 years ago
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    Nausea medicine

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    They started me out with phenegen(sp?) which helped Tuesday - Friday and made me sleep really well. I now take the phen, along with ...

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    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • tervin
    • Experience with High-Grade Astrocytoma ...
    almost 9 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Chemo (Temodar) was done in pill form daily Monday - Friday. I was ill each Monday night for the course of initial treatment. We see...

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    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • tervin
    • Experience with High-Grade Astrocytoma ...
    almost 9 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    I was in so much pain that I could barely move. I did not know what was going on until I woke up in ICU and my husband told me I had...

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    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  1. almost 9 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Had radiation for six weeks and had sore throat, hoarse voice, Thrush - ugh, and chest rashes. Since completing it four weeks ago, ...

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    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  2. almost 9 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    Freaked out like anybody else would in finding out I had cancer. I considered myself fairly healthy and worked out almost daily.

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    • matrataz
    • Experience with Brain and Spinal Cord...
    almost 9 years ago
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    What kind of treatment to proceed with when new tumors were found.

    Decision Point

    We went a week knowing they found new tumors after I finished radiation before we were able to see the doctor, now knowing what the ...

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