Offensive Thinking

Brain tumors suck. Hi, I'm Patrick btw. This is my cancer blog. My "normal" stuff is over here.

Summer Update

Handstand Workshop with <a href="">Slava Popov</a>, July. So much work to do...

So much for my plans to blog more. Ok, here’s the status update: Nothing important happened in regard to my tumor, all is well. The last MRI in June came back clean, as in almost an exact copy of the clean MRIs before. No new seizures either. I sincerely hope that I can give you the same boring status update for the foreseeable future :)


March News

Spring is around the Corner!

Nothing much happened since my last post, life was busy in general and I didn’t have the time to do much research on the topics I still want to write about. Therefore, just a quick update.

First and most important: Another clean MRI mid-February, and another reduction of my Levetiracetam intake. I’m now at the minimal dosage of 2x750mg per day. My oncologist says that currently, a further reduction would not be advisable, to minimize the risk of the epilepsy recurring. As I don’t have any side effects (yet) from taking Levetiracetam, that’s ok with me for now.


Movie Review: Halt auf freier Strecke

Movie Review

The movie “Halt auf freier Strecke” (Stopped on Track) I’m reviewing in this post is German (as you might have guessed from the title), so my review will be in German, too. English subtitles are available though, and you can find more information at IMDB.


Tumor Information Update: Molecular Genetics

Yep, that's me from the side, with a nice hole in my brain

As promised, I have updated my tumor information with its molecular genetics. I already mentioned that the definition as a mixed glioma is a thing of the past (see e.g. this great summary by Liz, so my oligoastrocytoma became an oligodendroglioma by definition.


Book Review: Arbeit und Struktur

Heute mal wieder ein Eintrag auf Deutsch, da das Buch (meines Wissens nach) nur auf Deutsch erhältlich ist.

Wolfgang Herrndorf war deutscher Schriftsteller, Maler und Illustrator und erhielt Februar 2010 die Diagnose Glioblastom. Seinen Weg hat er in einem zunächst privaten, später öffentlich gemachten Blog beschrieben. Aus diesem Blog wurde später das Buch erstellt, welches ich gelesen habe und welches auf seinem Wunsch postmortem aus dem Blog entstanden ist. Auf das Buch wurde ich durch einen anderen Hirntumorpatienten aufmerksam gemacht.