Sometimes old adages don't make the sense they do when they are first adopted by the human condition, it's the philosophy of the old adage, (heeheehee) 'to every rule there lay a perfectly logical exception.' We are changing horses in midstream. After review by the interdisciplinary tumor board in Hopkins - Baltimore, we are switching … Continue reading Horse Change…in midstream, of course.
Meeting with our Oncology team today gives us what all of us look for, either creating it through your own efforts, or coming upon it when you sense despair. They gave us hope. The CT from Friday was a mixed bag, the centerline tumor shrank, the lungs are all clear of any nodules or tumors. … Continue reading A quick update…this is a roller coaster worthy of a 1st class amusement park
It has taken a real effort to start this blog entry. The roller-coaster emotions of cancer treatment continue, I am not exaggerating when I describe it as difficult. However, we remind each other every time we get down that it beats the shit out of the alternative. We were very excited when the 18 week … Continue reading Well, not quite to the end, but I can see it from here…
There has been much to write about since I last bored you with scribbled thoughts from inside my head. The reasons for the long pause are many, chemo-brain, anemia, feeling like shit, uninspired, and a general malaise. Chemo-brain is a phenomenon grabbed onto to by cancer treatment patients like the last cold beer in the … Continue reading I have a cancer on my body…not my soul.
”Want me to get the Crisco from the supply room?…Or do you think he will fit?” These are not the words you want to hear from your Imaging Services Technicians as the Siemens Computerized Tomography machine warmed it self up, readying to gently pull me into its cold, yet somehow still warm, circular embrace. With … Continue reading Good News…for a change.
Yes, the last posting was a bit dark. The timing could have been better. It was written on the early parts of the first rest week after my first serious chemo, the MAI, the medical Latin term: Armageddon. Whether it was there all the time, a result of "chemo-brain", whatever, the depression that followed that … Continue reading It’s been awhile…
The week of July 8 was spent in the warm and embracing care of the 5th floor Oncology staff of Sibley Memorial Hospital, Washington, DC. There was a great deal of cocktails they prepared for me to get the serious part of the chemotherapy treatment underway. Early Monday we reported to the hospital, checked into … Continue reading Shit gets real…The Pontypool Front Row?