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We’ve got it on the run!

I got my latest chemo infusion on Thursday. So far I’ve got the side effects under control. Not only that but my CA19-9 marker is still dropping and with the Thursday CT scan, the tumor is still shrinking. We’re going to let this bet ride for a few more weeks ’till the next CT scan […]

A Most Uneventful Infusion

When nothing particularly bad happens, this is a reason to celebrate. I’m on my 3rd day after my infusion last Thursday and I haven’t been sick once. It’s the little things. I have felt tired, and have taken naps: Once on Friday, twice yesterday, and once today. Napping cut into my nausea a lot. If […]

It Arrived. I’ve Been Zapped

Nope, nothing to do with the big C this time. I just received a boxed hardbound collection of the entire run of Zap Comix, from 1968 all the way up to 2014. I never knew they kept publishing! I stopped with Issue #8, which was published in 1975. Since then they published 8 more issues, […]

Chemo the Day After Xmas

It wasn’t as bad as the last time because this time I kept up with my nausea meds. I get all lazy as expected, but the lack of nausea is much appreciated. Not much else to say. Almost everyone at work has been encouraged to take the days off between Xmas & NYE so I […]

Chemo Resumed

UPDATE Dec. 16, 2019: I feel fine today. I think I handled the meds wrong. I guess we’ll find out after next week’s infusion, but right now I’m back to kicking butts & taking names. I’m not going to write much since I feel like crap. This is the 2nd day after my Thursday infusion […]

“The Big C” Returns With a New 2nd Season!!

I resume chemo treatments this coming Thursday, December 12. WOW, have my emotions been stirring! But first, let’s catch up. My partner has had a successful sinus surgery and is well on the way to recovery. We hope this opens an avenue for her to get her hip replaced well before the currently scheduled date […]

Nah, It Couldn’t Have Been This Easy After All….

It took me 4 days to gather the stomach to write this post. On Monday I had my every-2-month CT scan, blood test, and consult with my oncologist. The scan shows a “slight increase in prevascular soft tissue of uncertain significance”. It’s blunted a little by the observation that, “No evidence of metastatic disease is […]

Sugar Crash

For all intents and purposes I’m free of cancer….at least this summer I am. We still don’t know about reoccurrence, but we’ll worry about that after I go to Burning Man at the end of summer. However, after the operation there’s something that I’ve learned about the hard way; sugar crashes. It’s stupid of me […]

At Last, A Drain-Free Existence

Hoo-RAY! The drain is gone! It was taken out at my appointment with the surgeon yesterday. This was my last consult with him and his lead team member too. I thanked them profusely, and even felt a little nostalgic. Very little nostalgic, but it was there. They did a great job. I’m feeling great, even […]