Category Archives: healing

Jalapeño pie

One of the many reasons I fought cancer twice now is for silly moments such as this: Jalapeño Pie.  Yes ladies and germs, homemade goodness cooked right in my oven is enough to get me excited.  I’ve been feeling well … Continue reading

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Trying Again

Big day for me today. I’m returning to work (again) for the second time. I initially went back on September 8th, after having been off from June 2014 for chemo and a stem cell transplant. My initial return to work lasted 5 weeks before illness set in. Continue reading

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“All Clear”

My health is growing stronger overall, but a few challenges remain as a post transplant patient. Continue reading

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3 times in 3 weeks 

Tuesday about 6 PM, I received my childhood immunizations. The autologous stem cell transplant last November erased the memory of my white blood cells. This means that all of my immunity has been neutralized. Therefore, I have to start over … Continue reading

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Cramping, My Style

As I went to check out at the pharmacy, the clean cement floor of the pharmacy was speaking to me for some odd reason. Strange the things that cross the mind of a tired chemo warrior. I couldn’t help but notice the display of Royal Dansk cookies calling my name. Maybe the fetal position, spooned up with a tin of these cookies right in the midst of a modern pharmacy, might fix all problems right now.
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Cashing in my Humanity

Howdy all, I was released by my transplant team to return to work September 8th. I am working full time, which consists of 3 twelve hour night shifts. I was given a medical accommodation to not work more than two … Continue reading

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Mediport Removal

I have posted two new videos to my video channel on YouTube. You can get to them by clicking on the following: Www.kraftsims.com One video is a general update put out on 7-2-2015 and the other is about the Mediport … Continue reading

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One Year Ago Today

Here is what happened a year ago today….I posted this hard to watch video announcing it was indeed Burkitts and I wasn’t sure if I was up for an extended battle.  Today, I am much better overall. I’m glad I … Continue reading

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12 hours later

My surgery ended about 7 PM last night. The first 12 hours have been rather painful and a bit rough.  I did get to go home, taking pain meds by mouth. That required a late night visit to our 24 … Continue reading

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Surgical Consult

I met Wednesday with a surgeon who specializes in oncologic procedures. He studied the images takes of my neck and touched around on the nodule really good. He is concerned about the lymph gland being physically adhered to the artery … Continue reading

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