Tag Archives: stem cells

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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Cell count close enough, full speed ahead

Today was a big day in the stem cell transplant process. I received a booster to make my body make more white blood cells Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Today my blood was tested to check the potential harvest count and I … Continue reading

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My support team in place, let’s get going

The care and effort required surrounding a cancer patient is significant. I’d like to use the worn-out phrase, ‘it takes a village.’ But that feels pretty corny for a guy known more for his sarcasm and snappy wit. That said, … Continue reading

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