Offensive Thinking

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

Another Year Gone By

First Workout Of the Year Outside

Great. I managed a whopping three blog posts in 2017. So, uh, Happy New Year!

Actually, there’s not much news to tell. My MRIs are as stable as ever. In fact, they are so stable I decided together with my oncologist in Heidelberg, that it is perfectly fine to do my MRIs in Aachen and just send him the files for review.


Book Review: It's Ok to Laugh (Crying is Cool Too)

I cannot remember how I came across “It’s Ok to Laugh (Crying is Cool Too)” by Nora McInerny. Might’ve been an automated recommendation on Goodreads for all I know.


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.