Today was the day. I got my Optune device and my mother, my brother, as well as myself were taught on how to apply the array stickers and all other stuff that goes along with this device. I will be wearing/plugged in for a minimum Of 18 hours a day. The batteries only last for 2-3 hours which I thought was pretty short. Was thinking they would last at least 4 hours. When I am at home I am able to plug directly into an outlet. As weird as that sounds. One thing is for sure is that you can watch a million videos, read a bunch of articles, and every other way to take in information about the device. But there is no way of completely be ready for the way it feels or looks. The emotional impact it has when you first have it on and espically when you start thinking about your lifestyle and how this will fit in with it. Its a lot and today is the first day of the rest of my life.
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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