Surgery Scheduled!!!

Well, this is it! I met with my surgeon and oncologist on Monday and we have set the date to remove this tumor and a few other parts so that I can return to a relatively normal and healthy life!!! Hot diggity!!!! Since you’ve been keeping up with this blog you already know many of […]

16th Cycle, 24th Week – We’re Done

I finally got the definition of “cycle” right. I am now in the 2nd day of my 16th and last cycle of chemo. Today is Saturday and I just got my pump removed. That’s it, no more chemo for now, and maybe forever. This coming Monday I get another blood test and a CT scan, […]

It’s the Waiting That Sucks

I’m almost at the end of my planned chemo sessions. It seems like the tumor is shrinking. We have a consult with my oncologist and surgeon at the end of this month and they’ll probably set the schedule for the surgery. Knowing all that I still can’t make firm plans for what I can & […]

5th Cycle, 1st Infusion – February 7, 2019

Heck I don’t even know what a “cycle” really is. I’m losing track of all the infusions I’ve had. What I do know is that I’ve just gotten the first of only 2 more infusions before surgery, or at least that’s the current plan. I think that makes a total of hmmmm, 7 infusions of […]

A Week Off From Chemo

I gotta say, the previous 7 days after my most recent infusion have been revealing. They illustrated the effects of accumulated toxicity. My nausea went longer, for example. When I’d previously gotten to the last 3 days of an infusion interval I would be fine, without incident. It was different for these last 3 infusions […]

4th Cycle, 3rd Infusion – January 24, 2019

Well another week, another infusion. This one went well, with a little reduction in dose due to marginally low blood platelet counts. Fine with me. We’ve got the whole thing down; set the port, draw blood, wait 20 minutes, talk to Doc, wait 45 minutes, get infusion which with gemabraxin takes about 2 and a […]

4th Cycle, 2nd Infusion – January 17, 2019

This was a quick Gemabraxine infusion with no complications and nothing much to say about the after effects other than they’ve been the same as always. I’m writing this on the Monday after so I don’t have very much need for the anti-nausea meds at this point either, although there are occasions where I’m really […]

Start of a Manifesto

A simple little article in Medium just caught my attention. It describes half of my social struggles throughout my life an gives the most simple and elegant solution. I don’t have much else to say since it pretty much sums it up completely –