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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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A call to arms by Liz B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Temodar cycle 19 starts tonight. Brain tumor, listen up! I am taking you out! Read on »
Mystery solved by Liz B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Well, well, well. It turns out that the shaking/tremor sensation I was experiencing was neither tumor or seizure-related. My neurologist and Super Awesome Nurse we ... Read on »
The shakes by Liz B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I'll be starting my 17th month of Temodar next week. Is anyone else getting the shakes, or hand tremors? I've started shaking a bit lately and I wonder if it's from the d ... Read on »
Stupid, stupid step 2 by Liz B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I'm angry now. Brain cancer is both all-consuming and out of my mind at the same time.  I am used to Temodar (chemo), blood draws, seizure meds ... Read on »
Not too far away by Liz B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I still have an e-mail sitting in my inbox from an acquaintance who died a few months ago. He sent it about two months before his death. Every time I see the message I ... Read on »
The post for kids who can't read good by Liz B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer (Note: The title of this blog is a reference to the movie Zoolander .) I started my 16th cycle of Temodar last night. I am down to 200mg per day. I wonder if this will ... Read on »
Predictable by Liz B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer When a two and a half year-old cat loses its back two legs in a combine harvester accident, a British neuro-orthopedic surgeon comes to the rescue by installing new prosthe ... Read on »
Not that it's any of your business... by Liz B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Me at 18 months Recently I attended a picnic with Brett. We were invited by his geek posse friends (they all collect Star Wars toys) and their families. Man ... Read on »
Time will tell by Liz B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Quick update: My white blood cell count is the lowest it's ever been so Super Awesome Nurse is lowering my Temodar to 200mg/day (down from 270mg). This bums me out. Th ... Read on »
My normal life with cancer by Liz B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I just started reading The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat by world-renowned neurologist and author Oliver Sacks . If you have a brain-related malady or are just ... Read on »
My other full-time job by Liz B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer This has to be a quick post because I am insanely tired. I wanted to check in and say hi to everyone and let you know that I haven't forgotten about writing. Actuall ... Read on »
Determination by Liz B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Floating down the American River with my friends on my 30th birthday, seven months after brain surgery 2.0 (I'm the white-haired head in the middle) – July 2009 At ... Read on »
Obsession by Liz B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Written by Brett, and sent via e-mail to friends Dear Friends of the Liz Army, Greetings! As you may have noticed, it has been quite some time since there has b ... Read on »
Tell me something I don't know by Liz B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Me, four months after brain surgery 2.0, jumping in the air while waiting in line to ride Space Mountain. – Disneyland, May 2009 The last MRI of my brain was o ... Read on »
We are not victims by Liz B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer With Cancer, Let’s Face It: Words Are Inadequate by Dana Jennings We’re all familiar with sentences like this one: Mr. Smith died yesterday after a lo ... Read on »
Just in case I forget... by Liz B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Green = LIZSTRONG Yellow = LIVESTRONG Gray = Brain Tumor Read on »
MRI looming by Liz B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer This may sound odd, but I am looking forward to my MRI next week. I am around the two-year mark of the discovery of my tumor. Wow--the time really did fly. I am g ... Read on »