Sunday, October 30, 2011


One time I nibbled on a piece of cheese and my cholesterol went up to 900.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Bald is the new pink; or so I hear...

MRI Update:
Potential new growth in the tumor cavity (most likely from the post-op period until when I started treatment); but the tumor didn't spread to other parts of my brain. Good news.
I has no hair. Hey, Britney Spears did it too.
(Note: I had to shave it. My hair was falling out in clumps and my receding hairline was just sad. See picture below.)

Today I went to the mall. I was wearing a beanie and I walked by one of those kiosks. Unfortunately, a guy trying to sell me some hair product asked me how long my hair was. I laughed and took off my beanie. His response was, "It's okay!" (Not actually sure what that meant...)
-Lesson of today: Don't just assume that people have hair. Some of us lucky ones don't. Hair is overrated.

Also, if anyone feels compelled to buy me this puppy, please, do not hesitate.
I might not be candidate for "pet lover of the year" (real award); but I swear, I would love this dog.
(Sorry, Abe - I do love you too).

Saturday, October 22, 2011


We went to Joel's favorite Mexican restaurant in Longmont, La Panda (NOT Chinese food), today on the motorcycles.

Casey is very excited about the motorcycle ride. Good thing you can't tell.
No bebo una margarita. :(

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


Happy Birthday, Dad!

Also, please be praying for Tracey - The Helium Burden - Tracey is almost exactly one month ahead of me with the same Glioblastoma Multiforme Grade IV Tumor diagnosis. She has an MRI this morning.

Monday, October 17, 2011

10/17/2011 - PM

10/17/2011 - AM

Nausea (my new best friend) is getting worse by the day, waking me up at all hours of the night.

Now focusing on really cool lamp posts.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Georgetown, CO

Me, Nathan, May, and Callie drove up to Georgetown last night to spend the night and go on a train ride today for Nathan's birthday. Taylor met up with us this morning. It was rad. Here are some pictures:

"May! Nooo!" -Nathan

Notice the footwear...Callie decided to put on Nathan's shoes.

Watch out folks, this train hits its top speed at 15 mph. Needless to say, it was difficult holding on.

The group at altitude.


An excited child? No; that's Callie...

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


First day of intravenous treatment in Denver today. Two full hours of CPT-11 Chemotherapy pumping into my veins.
...BUT I got to do a crossword puzzle.
Also, Callie and I have recently taken up the hobby of mocking every single cat picture that shows up on Instagram:
Caption: Yep, that's a real cat sleeping in a flower pot.
Caption: Yep, that's a real Breland sleeping in a flower pot.
Well... I do believe that is all for today.


Friday, October 7, 2011


RAD iation
Steve said it looks like a giant hair dryer. I couldn't agree more.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Day 1 of Radiation

The Mask:
Not too bad. Day 1 complete; only 29 more to go... yay.

THEN, I went on a motoride with Jo Jo. Please see below.

Yep, it's orange water. And we're not sure...


Sunday, October 2, 2011