My Story – Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer: My First Encounter with a Radioactive “Pig”

  And So Irradiation Begins . . . Note: The blue-green highlighted terms in the text contain links to previous posts. Radiation Treatment #1--Check √ As discussed in the January 10, 2014 post about radiation therapy, my post-hysterectomy treatment plan includes three "fractions" of high-dose rate (HDR) vaginal radiation, or brachytherapy. The first treatment was yesterday, January 23. The… Continue reading My Story – Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer: My First Encounter with a Radioactive “Pig”

My Story – Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer: Looking Back & Forging Ahead to Radiation

 Glowing, Radiant Health RECAPPING MY STORY TO DATE AS I PREPARE TO START VAGINAL RADIATION THERAPY ONE WEEK FROM TODAY . . . Note: The blue-green highlighted terms in the text contain links to previous posts. Symptoms & Preliminary Diagnosis When I started this blog on November 9, 2013, it was with a warning for all… Continue reading My Story – Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer: Looking Back & Forging Ahead to Radiation

My Story – Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Scalp: Bye-Bye Basal Cell & Baby Shampoo

  Hats Are Hot on Chicks—Little & Big As described in the January 1 and January 2, 2014 posts, two weeks ago, on December 30, 2013, the basal cell carcinoma in the part line of my scalp was excised using Mohs micrographic surgery (see the November 21, 2013 post). Yes, what I said before is true: after having… Continue reading My Story – Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Scalp: Bye-Bye Basal Cell & Baby Shampoo

My Story – Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer: The Art of Waiting

Click: A Few of My Favorite Things_#1 Some of my favorite ways ...                                                                                      … Continue reading My Story – Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer: The Art of Waiting

My Story – Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer: Orange Pee & Radioactive Tampons

Example of a pelvic field for external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) after hysterectomy for stage I-II endometrial cancer. This treatment uses a low radiation dose and takes place over five to six weeks, five days a week. Surrounding structures, such as the bowel and bladder, also receive some radiation, which can result in gastrointestinal and urinary side… Continue reading My Story – Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer: Orange Pee & Radioactive Tampons

My Story – Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Scalp: Baby New Year 2014 Arrives with Baby Shampoo . . . & the Promise of a Fresh Start, Part 2

  A Clean Slate . . . but with a Few Fingernail Scrapes Down the Chalkboard (Part 1 Here) I know I've indulged in quite a lot of detail. But as someone who appreciates finding information about the problems I face, I'm providing these stories for the benefit of anyone else going through similar situations. … Continue reading My Story – Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Scalp: Baby New Year 2014 Arrives with Baby Shampoo . . . & the Promise of a Fresh Start, Part 2

My Story – Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Scalp: Baby New Year 2014 Arrives with Baby Shampoo . . . & the Promise of a Fresh Start, Part 1

  A Clean Slate . . . but with a Few Fingernail Scrapes Down the Chalkboard (Part 2 Here) Being Scalped Creates a Fear of Baby Shampoo This past Monday, December 30, at almost the very end of 2013, I had one more cancer removed. The basal cell carcinoma in the part line of my… Continue reading My Story – Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Scalp: Baby New Year 2014 Arrives with Baby Shampoo . . . & the Promise of a Fresh Start, Part 1