Tag Archives: Cancer

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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Troops are amassing at the border

I have completed five of six straight days of chemotherapy treatment as of this morning (Sat.) with one to go today. I’ve been pretty accurate in describing what was to happen through this tear-down and build up process,  but getting … Continue reading

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Chemo, Day 3: Resistance is futile

The reality of six straight days of chemo therapy sinks in as I settle into my reclining chair this morning (4/12). I had four chemo drugs in 2015 one day every three weeks, three times, then the same protocol three more times … Continue reading

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Good news today: A bountiful harvest

My wToday was a day to make any farmer happy – or someone having stem cells harvested for an autologous stem cell transplant – that’s me. I pledged I was going to be more open in my blogging this time … Continue reading

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Pushing Boundries; Making Things Happen

I’m excited for Monday. Monday starts the fourth week after my last chemo. And you see, I’ll be further removed from chemotherapy than any time this summer since my first treatment April 30. A week ago today, Aug. 1, I believe … Continue reading

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Chemotherapy’s Long & Nasty Goodbye

The only thing I can tell anyone, based on my experience this summer, about chemotherapy is that it will be unlike any one else’s experience. But more important thant that, is treatment will be different from week to week, day … Continue reading

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Chemo Over But No Air in the Balloon

Well, here I am again stuck in one of those strange paradoxes I’ve written about previously. The gist of it: well wishes vs. reality. But everyone – including me – was excited about the sixth and final Chemo this past … Continue reading

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“It’s over!” 6 Chemos Down, Recovery Begins

I had my last chemo today! I had my last chemo today! I had my last chemo today! I wrote last week about all my friends who reminded me cheerfully that my last chemo was soon to be here and … Continue reading

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Rounding Third, and Heading for Home

On Monday, July 20, I will have my final Chemo treatment. It seems that I was all wound up over No. 1 just yesterday. I never thought half a summer would go so fast just sitting at home for two … Continue reading

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