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Was that a corner I just turned?

Cancer treatment recovery is a tricky and stubborn cuss. There certainly are days I feel much better usually followed by a day or two of ‘will this ever end?’ But since my last update, just over a week ago, I … Continue reading

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Recovery begins by getting home today

I have not slept in my own bed for 28 days. That feels weird but the streak ends tonight. Yes, I get to go home with my doctor’s full blessing. I saw my oncologist for my autologous stem cell transplant … Continue reading

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Can too much good news be a bad thing?

So far I’ve managed to survive a week of intense chemotherapy, eight days in the hospital with a dangerous blood infection, and all the assorted side effects that come with cancer treatment. My response to treatment has been very good … Continue reading

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Partying today like it’s 1999

So after posting that morbid selfie yesterday it’s all celebration today! The stem cell transplant process is all about the numbers during recovery and I  hit a real good one this morning. My whites were in the 600s yesterday, which … Continue reading

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Cancer’s barbaric burden to bear

  Trust me, posting this picture isn’t easy. I passed the vanity stage points of life several years back. I’m not fond of selfies. But the whole point is honestly. In the last three weeks I had white cells boosted … Continue reading

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Don’t freak out, I’ve covered that already

It’s 3 a.m. Thursday night and I’m lying in bed having had a fever running in the 101-plus range. I was admitted about 7:30 p.m. Thursday evening, following protocol that anything over 101 is dangerous. But this is different. I’m uncontrollably shaking..  … Continue reading

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Yuck – the downward slide begins

It’s a Tuesday afternoon, day after my stem cells were returned to my system, nauseated, diarrhea, no appetite, no energy and a long way to go. That’s a downer but also reality. And again, this is day one of the … Continue reading

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