So here is the scoop with how my treatment will start. I can’t start Chemo on Sunday due to my platelets being too low. The pill I would take could tank my platelets so low that I could start bleeding internally and would have to be admitted to the hospital. I will instead now just start radiation on Monday. My Neuro-oncologist will monitor my platelets with weekly lab work and then will come to the decision with me when my counts get up to a safe point to add in the chemo or continue to wait longer. This waiting period between surgery and treatment has been hard enough on me, but now being faced with not being able to attack it with the full force of what the treatment plan would be is a blow to me. I want to go all in at this while at the same time I don’t want to drag it out because I have so much more to live for.
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Back in June 2006, the summer before my senior year of high school I started this rollercoaster ride and was diagnosed with Leukemia. Then fast forward two years of treatment with chemo and a few hip surgeries including having both my hips replaced. I still managed to graduate high school in 2007 while fighting cancer and treating. I took 2 years college tuition as my make a wish and determined right there that I was going to beat cancer and be a college graduate. But little did I know that I was going to have another fight with cancer in the form of brain tumor come May 2013. A Grade II astrocytoma to be precise. I ended up having to put college on the back burner to fight this battle and I came out on top again. Now what brings me to why I'm starting this blog. I recently managed to fulfill my dream and graduated college on May 9th 2018. Unfortunately only to find out the very next day that my tumor had come back and appeared to be a higher grade. View all posts by Timstrong