As soon as I was home from the hospital I wanted to get back to normal. Obviously I couldn't do everything, my thoughts were fuzzy and things were overwhelming, but I wanted to take charge of something. I hated the powerless feeling of being in the hospital. All of the needles, tubes, machines, medication, trays … Continue reading A Glimpse of Life after Brain Cancer and Surgery- Gratitude for the Present, From a Reflection on the Past.
Yesterday I had a good MRI, but also learned that one of my friends has a friend whose daughter was just diagnosed with brain cancer. She is married with two young kids. It's hard to celebrate when you see and hear of others just getting started, and worse. My friend texted me for help to … Continue reading Open Message to a Newly Diagnosed Brain Cancer Patient
Life with brain cancer after emergency mode. The cycle of appointments and MRIs.
I haven't published anything for a while but I have been writing. I found that writing is like therapy for me, especially since I now have some minor memory challenges and words that don't come to mind immediately, but manage to get there over time. At first it was enough to just write. I started … Continue reading Blogging Boundaries
My mission is to use my experience, perspective, actions, and words to help others and make the world a better place, despite the fact that horrible things continue to exist. I want to take what was trying to hurt me and use that power to help others, as I also heal myself. I want the … Continue reading Lahla’s Mission Statement
Hi! I go by LahLa. I am a brain cancer survivor living life after emergency-mode. I’ve gone through everything you hear about, finding out you have cancer, surgery, treatment, making plans, getting help, being unconscious, and so on. I may refer back to that... Shit, it may COME back to that! But for now, I’d … Continue reading Meet LahLa and My Brain Cancer Free-ish Everyday Life Perspective
When I was diagnosed with brain cancer, my plan was immediate- to put myself on the most likely, most successful path to recover from surgery and cancer, stay positive, and enjoy life with the ones I love. As much as people talk about medicine and hospitals, I wasn’t worried about that. I felt confident that … Continue reading Guilty. Brain Cancer Attacked Me, But Surviving it Attacked My Family
Many if not most people consider having cancer as a battle. Let’s consider how this can make people feel as well as who’s actually in the ring in the fight against cancer.