Brain Cancer Category

Seven Years

Do you know what today is? It’s my cancerversary. Today we get to celebrate 7 years of me being cancer free β™₯️ It is hard to explain the anxiety behind these appointments. Knowing the high probability of recurrence, trying to go to each appointment with hope while also preparing myself to deal with bad news […]

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Solitude

So this weekend wasn’t horrible like I thought it would be. Lol. I miss(ed) Al a bunch, but I had a great weekend. Yesterday was Sutton’s 2nd birthday, so Alvin & I went to her birthday party at Great Wolf Lodge. It was his first time in a pool, and he was pretty indifferent. Afterwards […]

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Grateful

Two years ago, I had recently ended a long-term on and off relationship, found out I had to have another brain surgery, was told the surgery might not work, that I might be paralyzed, might have to freeze my eggs, might have to have chemo (which might not work for the type of tumor that […]

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Brain Cancer Rant

So there’s this article that people have been posting on Facebook recently about this woman with brain cancer, and it has really left Al and I baffled. The woman was originally diagnosed with a grade 2 astrocytoma, same kind of tumor that I have. Her doctor told her she had 10 more years to live. […]

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The Ongoings of The Richburgs

So my love is out of the Marine Corps now. He started his new job last week, which he seems to really like, so that’s awesome. And even more awesome that we get to keep Tricare for the rest of our lives, so insurance wasn’t an issue in him accepting a job. Monday we’re moving […]

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Brain Tumor Run Weekend

So I just got done baking oatmeal raisin cookies, and now Iβ€˜m watching Criminal Minds. DeAndre is napping, so I’m just lounging around before I have to cook and unpack our clothes. We went to Houston this weekend, and had such a great time. Friday morning I had an appointment at MD Anderson. It was […]

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β™₯ Christmas, Cancer and Marriage β™₯

So I’m typing on my new Asus Windows tablet. Al and I bought two for ourselves yesterday. It’s pretty nice. I can’t decide if I want to keep it or exchange it for a Chromebook. Google over Windows any day. Anyway, this week has been a real roller coaster. Last week was bad; I was […]

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❀ My Life β€

Al and I drove to Houston Monday night. I had appointments at MD Anderson Tuesday and Wednesday. The radiation department was a drag as always, but everything else was awesome. Originally, all 4 of my appointments were on Wednesday, but the radiation department called and said my radio-oncologist (the one who incorrectly told me that […]

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The Fight Goes On…

This past week has been crazy-stressful. Apparently I have to be registered as an Exceptional Family Member for the Marines, because I haven’t been cancer-free for at least five years. So I logged on to MD Anderson website to print my diagnosis, and I checked the report I had on July 3rd. You know, the […]

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Cancer Sucks, Glad It’s Gone

So last week I went for my first checkup since radiation has been over. I had to wait three months to verify whether the cancer was gone or not because radiation the radiation had to be out of my body; apparently it makes the MRI look β€œfoggy.” My first appointment was at 11 and my […]

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