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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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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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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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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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Time for a Bit of Potty Mouth; Yes, That Kind

I have been accused of having a potty mouth a few times but never on potty subjects. Some of you who don’t want the details that come along with Chemo may want to close your browser now and move along. … Continue reading

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