2nd Cycle, 1st Infusion – October 18, 2018

I had the previous week off. It was a welcome break and some relatively minor side effects continued well into the 9th -10th day after that last infusion. Biggest new thing is that my beard and mustache hair got so thin that I decided just to shave it all off. I’m smooth shaven for the […]

A Week Off – No Infusion on October 11

Ahhhhh, this week has been so easy that I almost forgot to put up a post. This has been my first “week off” of chemo, so my body has been able to make proper new cells again, and repair some of the damages done by the cure. This Thursday I start back up with another […]

3rd Infusion – October 4, 2018

Not much to say about the latest infusion other than: Back up to full dose since my T-Cell count is back and no other unexpected changes from the blood tests I’m writing this on the morning after the infusion and am feeling OK. Nausea under control. Working today (Friday), ever grateful for being able to […]

The Home Front – Staying A Bit Cleaner

Dropping while blood cell counts make things a little scarier in areas of your life you maybe hadn’t kept in touch with so much in the past. My immune system is still good enough, but not with enough depth to handle a major contamination & infection as well as it has in the past. In […]

2nd Infusion – September 27, 2018

We did this one on a Thursday, much more like a “typical” chemo procedure. First, chat about the prior week with the nutritionist, the nurse, the drug trial research assistant. Symptoms? What did I eat? How’s the nausea? How’s everything “coming out”? More important questions were about my sore muscles & joints on the 3 […]

Overthinking Death – Not

I haven’t shared much here about how the very real possibility of an early death really makes me feel. It may seem that I’m holding back my true self, and you would be right, in this writing I have, so here’s a little bit more info about how I feel about all this. I went […]

Mostly Recovered!

I still feel a little weird but I didn’t need any anti-nausea meds today, and have met my caloric and protein goals. Full day of working at home too, and thank you very much for a job that encourages and provides supporting services for working at home, and for broadband internet access. Ooooh yes, broadband. […]

Heh, Oops – I meant Zofran, Not Losartan

My past couple of posts really confused a friend who actually knows about this pancreatic cancer thing. I wrote that I was taking drugs for my nausea and called what I was taking “Losartan”. This is totally wrong and here’s the correction. I’ve been taking Zofran, not Losartan. Zofran is the original commercial name for […]

Oh, THIS is what it feels like…

Feel like my body is coming down with the flu, all achy and sore. I stretched out for a long time and it helped for a while. I’m up on the Losartan Zofran (AKA Ondansetron) and green, just enjoying being stupid. Time for acetaminophen. Enough energy to function, barely enough to pretty much complete whole sentences.

First Infusion – September 21, 2018

Ohhhhh the Losartan Zofran (AKA Ondansetron) is-a makin’ me wooozeeeeeeeee! I’m following strong advice to keep up with a preemptive dose of anti-nausea meds for the next couple of days. Yes, yesterday was infusion day for me, for real. Nothing to say about the bilirubin but that it was at 1.3 mg/dL on Thursday which […]