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 […]

Docs, Lotsa Docs This Week

Remember in the last post how I said the new drain hurt? Well it never stopped hurting, and it was hurting in a completely different way from all the other pains that have come by to visit in the last month, like being branded from the inside out. It buried all the other pains. It […]

Oops, Recovery Not As Boring…

I went in for my tube check yesterday. That involves a CT scan, and they found a pocket that was not in communication with my drain. Guess what? I have another drain! This one hurts, which probably is to be expected because they pulled the old one out and put the new one into a […]

Recovery – Booooring!

I’ve been out of the hospital for just under 2 weeks. Every day I feel better and can see signs of improvement. I’m stronger, my incision hurts less but itches more (a sign of mending apparently), and my drain is now outputting pretty much exactly the same amount of stuff as the saline that I […]