Long Overdue!

I’m not sure where I last left off, when it comes to my experiences with living with this cancer.  So I’m just going to chalk it up to a side effect of having chemo-brain.  Are we good with that, dear reader?  I hope so.

So let’s begin by saying that last week I started a new form of chemotherapy.  It has it’s good sides and it’s bad.  For starters, I no longer have to carry a bag of chemo around with me for two extra days (yay!).  I have however been visiting the porcelain altar more frequently than a light-weight at a Frat party gone wrong (boo!). Continue reading Long Overdue!

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A humbled form of respect

A long time ago my Father and I had a discussion about how to treat other people.  It wasn’t that “Do onto other, as they have done to you” kind of talk.  What we talked about was the hows and whys of treating people with kindness and respect.  A discussion (like most of them) that has stayed with me through the years.  I have a lot of respect for my Father.  I think of him as a “Kind”, “Educated”, “Family”, “Thoughtful”, “Respectful”, “Hard Working”, “Loving”, and a “Value Oriented” Man.  You could easily combine any of those words or simply just pick one of them and you would be describing my Father.  He is all of those things to me and more.

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Treatment Update

So it goes like this; I walk into HCI and get my port hooked up and flushed.  All is well except for the pains.  When the Doctor comes in, she sees that I am in pain.  We talk about what is going on.  We compare the images from the Scope I had done in November to the images from the scope I had done in February.  The tumor had grown almost half of it’s original size (from 6cm to 9cm: 3cm growth) in 14 weeks. Continue reading Treatment Update