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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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One Week at Home

I was forewarned the first 100 days at home would be spent wondering if I’m human (my paraphrase). I have been sharing with others I feel half human when resting, which is 99.9% of the time. Once I am up … Continue reading

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“B” of BEAM

Hi all, I had a good night with one exception. I received benadryl IV. Never had an issue with it in the past. Had a “paradoxical” reaction. That was about 11pm last night. The hair on my arms is still … Continue reading

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No More Chemo!

I’m first going to get something off my chest: I have the worst insurance you can imagine. This is an ongoing problem and it has manifested its ugly head once again. I have to say, my insurance company sucks and … Continue reading

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So Much For That!

The PET scan this morning is a “no go.” You see, the PET scan works off of sugars and how they are utilized in the body. The blood sugar has to be below 150. I guess 262 is too high. … Continue reading

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50 years

Fifty years. I made it by the Grace of God. My goal is to make 51 now. A noble goal for me! Continue reading

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Good Day 9-5-14

My sister-in-law sent some fun things. One of them was a nice set of mustaches. What do you think of my first one? I received a few funny looks and many compliments thanks to Marie. I had a visit from … Continue reading

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Let’s Continue!

I am going to my oncologists office in a couple of hours. Will find out how my blood values are doing. Specifically, how my red blood cell count and platelet count is doing. I anticipate both rising enough to start another round of chemo today. Continue reading

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In the middle of it.

I am in the middle of the “nadir,” when I am at my lowest point…. Continue reading

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Submitting to Round #2

Here come the drugs: Benadryl: 25mg IV, Decadron (steroid!): 10mg tablet, Solumedrol: 20mg IV (another steroid!), Prednisone: 60mg (STEROID!!!), Xanax: 0.25mg, Tylenol: 650mg, then Rituxan 750mg. Ugh. Continue reading

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