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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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Paradox of Good Wishes & Reality

On April 25, my very first post to this summer journal and blog, I started with these words: “I don’t like it when friends, family say “I’m sorry.” “I have cancer. “There are three words no one ever expects to … Continue reading

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Great News Followed by Worst Evening

I could quit with the headline because that’s pretty accurate. After my fifth (and second treatment on two-week rotation), I had big up and then down. The “official” CAT scan report, comparing to the one I had prior to first … Continue reading

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Chemo 4: Sucky, Yucky, Expletive Deleted

So the apprehension I had built up for my fourth Chemo treatment Monday has proven to be for naught – so far. That’s not to say I didn’t have the usual unpleasant headaches and yuck because I did. But the … Continue reading

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A Few Minutes in the Microwave, Please!

I wrote Monday about the Chemo roller coaster of the unexpected and late this week I’ve been flying down one of Chemo’s biggest drops. Okay, bad analogy but I started it Monday and it kind of works. I felt pretty … Continue reading

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Previous Pattern Holds: Day Two Sucks

My third chemo treatment was Monday and so far the pattern has mirrored No. 2 with a few deviations. So that means, essentially, the start of my Wednesday sucks. Let’s play editor and re-phrase that. So far my Wednesday really … Continue reading

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