My Story – Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer: Radiation “The New York Way”

             David Lloyd - New York City Yes, as noted in the February 15, 2014 post, my Valentine's gift this year came wrapped in "21 shades of Gray." This is the standard dosage for high-dose-rate (HDR) vaginal brachytherapy following hysterectomy for uterine (endometrial) cancer--7 Grays (Gy) of radiation (iridium-192) given… Continue reading My Story – Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer: Radiation “The New York Way”

My Story – Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer: 21 Shades of Gray for Valentine’s Day

 This diploma is my Valentine's Day gift. This and 21 shades of Gray. As I mentioned in the February 12, 2014 post, my final vaginal radiation (brachytherapy) treatment had to be rescheduled from what I thought was a lucky date--02/13/2014, the two-month anniversary of my hysterectomy--to Valentine's Day, which has even better numerology: 02/14/2014. Mother… Continue reading My Story – Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer: 21 Shades of Gray for Valentine’s Day

My Story – Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer: A Glowing Valentine’s Day, 02/14/2014

 This year, Mother Nature will be my Valentine . . . she wants me to glow on Friday. Yes, Mother Nature is stronger than numerology. Or is she? My third and final vaginal radiation (brachytherapy) treatment was scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday, February 13--two months from the date of my hysterectomy. But December 13 was a… Continue reading My Story – Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer: A Glowing Valentine’s Day, 02/14/2014

My Story – Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer: The “Demon Seed”

 In the 1977 movie Demon Seed based on the book by Dean Koontz, Julie Christie's character is impregnated by a computer that wants to experience life. This is what I thought of during my second vaginal brachytherapy treatment yesterday--although it's too late for me to be impregnated by anything but radiation (so to speak). The only… Continue reading My Story – Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer: The “Demon Seed”

World Cancer Day – February 4, 2014

Acknowledging World Cancer Day - February 4, 2014 on behalf of everyone who has been affected by one or more of the many forms of this disease. I "celebrated" today by having my second vaginal radiation treatment post-hysterectomy for uterine cancer. A new post is coming tomorrow (as long as the storm doesn't knock out our… Continue reading World Cancer Day – February 4, 2014