Free translation – What’s Next – Life after Chemotherapy

Thanks God I finished my chemotherapy treatment. I will share later some details of God’s tender loving care for us during these past months. Many people have been asking what‘s the next step. Well… I’m learning that the treatment of metastatic breast cancer (Stage IV) is a little bit different. The goal is to control … Continue reading Free translation – What’s Next – Life after Chemotherapy

Meditaciones de Fe – Efectos Secundarios (Parte Final) – Efecto Acumulativo

La vida sigue...verano, escuela bíblica de vacaciones, citas médicas, diversiónLife goes on...summer, vacation bible school, medical appointments, fun6 tratamientos/6 rounds of treatment Go to English versionEsta reflexión fue escrita para el Blog de la Iglesia AMEC: Casa de Alabanza, Canóvanas, PR (www.ameecda.org)La quimioterapia tiene un efecto acumulativo. Por esa razón algunos efectos secundarios empeoran con cada … Continue reading Meditaciones de Fe – Efectos Secundarios (Parte Final) – Efecto Acumulativo

Free translation – Side Effects (Part 5) – Neuropathy

Another reason for the dose adjustment in my chemo regimen was to treat the chemo-induced peripheral neuropathy. This is damage of peripheral nerve fibers that send sensory information to the central nervous system. Many other health conditions can cause this set of symptoms and different areas may be affected. I had numbing and tingling sensation … Continue reading Free translation – Side Effects (Part 5) – Neuropathy

Free translation – Side Effects (Parte 3) – The Chemo Brain

The "chemo brain" is real. For years people with cancer have mentioned about the "mental cloudiness" they notice before, during or after cancer treatment. Although the exact causes are unknown, this mental fog is called "chemo brain". Some examples I've noticed are: forgetting things that I usually had no trouble recalling, difficulty remembering details, trouble … Continue reading Free translation – Side Effects (Parte 3) – The Chemo Brain

Free Translation – Side Effects (Part 2) – A Famous Sinner

Iron infusion to treat chemotherapy-induced anemia.I'm also eating spinach and orange-carrot juice.The consent form for my chemotherapy treatment doesn’t start with the side effects. The first thing is the diagnosis and the treatment. If we talk about the "gospel side effects" we must begin specifying the "disease" and "treatment". A kid in the Sunday Bible … Continue reading Free Translation – Side Effects (Part 2) – A Famous Sinner