Category Archives: About Melanoma

Finding New Strength – Cancer Sucks

It’s been sometime sine I wrote a new post.  The reasons are numerous.  A lot has to do with health issues and the continuing struggle I am fighting with chronic disease. Many of you may have read older posts describing … Continue reading

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Insights on coping with my journey with chronic disease

Once again it’s been a while since my last post on this blog.  It wasn’t intentional.  My disease simply would not allow me the good moments that I needed to write.  I could post to Facebook and do a few … Continue reading

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It Just Keeps Coming

I thought it was time to write a blog about what has been going on with my chronic illness.  As those who have read my blog know, I suffer from a paraneoplastic neurological syndrome that was triggered by Stage IV … Continue reading

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Third Dose of IVIG

Well, I had my third dose of IVIG this week.  For those who may not have read previous posts, I take IVIG to treat peripheral neuropathies, pain and fatigue along with many other symptoms that are part of a paraneoplastic … Continue reading

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How IVIG treatment is going

Today I thought I would write an update on how my IVIG treatment is going.  The graphic above is a good description of the past week or so.  I have felt pain so terrible that it almost doubles me over.  … Continue reading

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Brain fog: what is it and what can we do about it?

***Brain fog, a type of cognitive dysfunction, is one of the most common complaints of people with chronic illness.*** It can be severe and can have just as big an impact on our lives as pain or fatigue. Sometimes, I … Continue reading

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Invisible Illness Week: 30 Things About My Invisible Illness You May Not Know

Today (Sept. 14) is the last day of Invisible Illness Awareness Week.  One of the things you can participate in is a meme at http://www.invisibleillnessweek.com about your own invisible illness.  This is my submission in support of advocating for the millions … Continue reading

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One Week: A Snapshot of Chronic Illness and its Impact

One Week: A Snapshot of Chronic Illness and its Impact.

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One Week: A Snapshot of Chronic Illness and its Impact

The past week has been chock full of events, ups and downs, that relate to my life with chronic illness.  So, I thought that writing about it would be a good next step for my blog. For those who have … Continue reading

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I Should’ve Known Better, But It Was Fun!

Last night, my son took me to the UT football game.  It was my first time going to the game using my power wheelchair.   Things started great.  We park in a garage that’s not too far from the stadium.  But … Continue reading

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