Tag Archives: Lymphoma

No toasts to my recovery for four months

I’m slipping a bit on weekly updates but that should mean the news is good – and for the most part, that would be an accurate assessment. The past week remained a roller coaster of recovery but with good signs … Continue reading

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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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Trudging the slow road of recovery

During cancer treatment life is pretty simpleĀ – you feel toxic most of the time. But recovery is a sly fox – you feel good a few hours and then crash and burn as a reminder that cancer and cancer treatment … 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 IĀ  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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