Tag Archives: Chemotherapy

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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Advice: Lucy 5 cents, Cartman $1, Mine is free

My couple of days at home after my stem cell “harvest” Tuesday have been spent dealing with a few mild and odd side effects and mainly getting things ready for the real show which starts Monday.   The mild side … Continue reading

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Time For An Update – On to Radiation

Oh, my – I’ve let a month go by without updating this blog. I guess that’s what happens when you start into recovery. My last Chemo was July 20. I returned to work (half days) the first full week of … 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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