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Liz B.

California
Hi. My name is Liz and I have brain cancer. This blog acts as my personal journal/communication forum/cancer soap box. I like interacting with cancer survivors (if you're alive you're a survivor), caregivers, people in the medical community, and those who are just curious and wonder what... Full Bio
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Certificate of participation by Liz B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I received an invitation to participate as a "survivor" in the local Relay For Life event. As a survivor I'm invited to participate in a "special survivor's lap" aro ... Read on »
Why do we have brain cancer? by Liz B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer C'mon. You knew I'd ask this sooner or later. The causes of brain cancer are unknown. However, certain factors increase a person's risk of developing it ... Read on »
Deadliest catch by Liz B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer You don't have to have an online degree in dream interpretation to figure this one out. Brett and I were sitting in a living room watching a TV when a huge king ... Read on »
Who am I without Temodar? by Liz B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I can count on my hands the number of days it will be until I begin my last week of Temodar. I am overjoyed. And excited. And ready to be done. And I am c ... Read on »
The Fountain by Liz B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I saw a friend put " The Fountain " on his Netflix queue, so I added it to mine. Brett and I noticed it was available as a streaming movie so we decided to watch on ... Read on »
Being cool with everything by Liz B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I take a chemo pill one week a month to destroy a cancerous brain tumor. By the end of the week I am exhausted, tired and nauseous. And I'm cool with that. During the ... Read on »
Disease pride by Liz B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Woah woah! For those of you who want to read but don't have time to read all 400+ pages, Stand Up 2 Cancer recently purchased film rights to the book for a pro ... Read on »
Germ bag by Liz B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer On Facebook I read about a 29 year-old woman I have never met (who was friend's with a friend) who just passed away from metastatic colon cancer. The Facebook post containe ... Read on »
In the fight by Liz B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Thanks to a tip from Rebecca (in response to the post " I am the warrior "), I have now purchased a T-shirt from Stand Up to Cancer that says "In the fight." (I also wa ... Read on »
Oops by Liz B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer My ambidexterity has become more noticeable over the past two years (since last surgery)--especially since it's hard to tell my left from right. I pick up an object and a ... Read on »
Eureka by Liz B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Due to surgery, part of the motor strip in my brain is damaged. After surgery I did physical and occupational therapy for a number of months to regain my balance and gait. ... Read on »
Mind over matter by Liz B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Self-photo of self-portrait of reflection in mirror. (2008) Throughout my life I've developed a mantra for whenever I have to do something unpleasant. I tell mysel ... Read on »
The radiologist on crack by Liz B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer This is the first time my Temodar ever came in this bag. Weird. Read on »
Glioma girls day by Liz B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Today I hung out with three women who all have gliomas. We all live in northern California, and we all use Apple computers. Two of us are left handed. Three of us wear ... Read on »
Only three months left by Liz B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Me, Bea, Toby and Erin laughing it up at a Glioma Girls get-together. (I stole this photo from Erin's blog.) I figured it out. Tomorrow I start my 22nd month of ... Read on »
Hours later... by Liz B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer The EEG set-up. 10 p.m. to Midnight: Try not to fall asleep at my usual bedtime. Midnight to 4 a.m.: Sleep. 4 to 6:45 a.m.: Try to stay awake! 6:45 to 8 a.m.: G ... Read on »
What number am I on? by Liz B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Yes, my hair is brown now. The LIVESTRONG Facebook page was encouraging people to download bibs (you know, those things people use to identify themselves during a run ... Read on »
Floating by Liz B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I pulled my car over because I'm floating in space right now. Everything keeps moving. This message was sent from my iPhone. Read on »
I am the warrior by Liz B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Christmas morning 2010Brett's parents house For Christmas I got two of the same T-shirts from the Livestrong online store . One from Brett and the other from Alicia a ... Read on »
You know you have cancer when... by Liz B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer ... you receive a seasonal greeting card from the organization with whom you are participating in a cancer-related research study. What about you? Read on »