Health knowledge made personal

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
› Share page:

Posts

Sort by: Most recent | Name
Shut up about the brain cancer, already by Liz B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I told myself I wasn't going to talk about brain cancer for an entire month (starting May 2). And then at work today I mentioned my brain cancer three times to a close co-w ... Read on »
In celebration of us by Liz B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer This is The Liz Army I blanked when it came time to remember all the people I wanted to walk in celebration of, but I will always remember who I walk i ... Read on »
Pill pro by Liz B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Just two years ago it would take me a whole glass of water just to swallow a pill or two. Now I can swallow three medium sized pills with one sip. This blog was posted fr ... Read on »
Resolution by Liz B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer The Bay Area Brain Tumor Walk is on Saturday, May 1. It will be a day filled with fun, friends, and (for me) . I know it is going to be amazing. But starting May 2 I ... Read on »
It's just one week. Right? by Liz B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Today I went to Vic's Ice Cream and got a mint chocolate chip and coffee milkshake and it was fantastic. As I drank I kept thinking, "Man, this stuff can really ... Read on »
The things your loved ones put up with by Liz B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Melanie is my best friend, and she was helping me try on clothes since my shoulder is still stiff from surgery. If you were in the ladies dressing room at Macy's ... Read on »
Them bones by Liz B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer The National Brain Tumor Society has requested that the US Postal Service produce a stamp to increase brain tumor awareness, and are asking for help petitioning the Cit ... Read on »
I love this stuff by Liz B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer S titches sew up the tear I am too tired to even justify thi ... Read on »
Stupid platelets by Liz B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer A year's worth of platelet counts all in one fantastic graph. Bittersweet is what I'd call tonight. I was supposed to begin cycle 14 of Temodar, b ... Read on »
This is the first doctor who knew I had a brain tumor by Liz B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Here he is. The head of Kaiser neurology in Roseville, California... the doctor who told me I was going to have a brain surgery... the man who prescribed me the medical m ... Read on »
Get on the bus by Liz B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I am riding bus to work today as a practice run for next week. If the next round of Temodar is anything like the last, I can expect to be exhausted by the time Ieave work ... Read on »
Fun with graphs by Liz B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer We are looking at a graph from my last blood test. An is a type of white blood cell. If a normal range of in a body is from 0-4%, and I'm at 12%, wouldn't ... Read on »
Ow! My neoplasm! by Liz B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Almost forgot! I had a minor partial seizure around 5 p.m. at work yesterday. My boss hung out with me as I took Ativan and slinked to the floor--assuming the "holy ... Read on »
License plate frame by Liz B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I saw this gem as I left a physical therapy appointment today. Read on »
Laughter is the best medicine, or something like that by Liz B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Well, well, well. Optimism doesn't just boost your mood. According to new research, a glass-half-full attitude also strengthens the immune system. Read more at LiveSci ... Read on »
Body stress makes you tired, duh by Liz B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I left work about a half-hour early yesterday. I was at a good stopping point and had already completed quite a few things. As I traveled along Interstate 80 toward ... Read on »
Change of address changes outlook for brain cancer patient by Liz B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer For nearly a decade, Paula Oertel's brain tumor was kept at bay by a drug that was not approved to treat her condition. Then Oertel did something she never imagined wo ... Read on »
Back on the cancer wagon by Liz B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer This is a photo of my chemotherapy along with all its other buddies (top to bottom): Glucosamine with chondroitin (joints), Ibuprofen (shoulder pain), Emend (nausea), K ... Read on »
And now I'm famous by Liz B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Check me out! I'm a featured person on the National Brain Tumor Society website. Read: Liz's Story – Pretty Tough Read on »
Bay Area Brain Tumor Walk: by Liz B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer If you hate brain tumors and like walking, you should join The Liz Army in an effort to raise cash for the National Brain Tumor Society. Or if you can't make t ... Read on »