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The First Test

First, a quick update.   The honeymoon with chemo is over.  Ugh.  I had a fever last night.  This required blood cultures and a chest x-ray at 2:30 am.  Good thing about getting the x-ray in the middle of the…
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Laps

Most nights between about 8-9 pm I spend an hour walking laps around 3rd floor of the Roach Building.  It’s essential to get exercise to help my body recover.  On some days I’m slower than others, like Saturday night, but…
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A Setback? No, Not Really

Well, it finally happened.  The ice cream ran out. OK, so it wasn’t that bad, but I have felt rough today.  This morning has been the most challenging time yet.  My hemoglobin was low, so I’ve been light headed and in…
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The Routine

First, a quick update. I am so blessed.  My body is responding very well to the chemotherapy.  I have felt exceptionally well – no nausea, little fatigue, and I have a good appetite.  I have a small spot of blood…
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Milestones

Today is my last day of the initial round of chemotherapy.  I am so blessed that my body has responded well thus far and I have had minimal side effects.  My heart rate is a little low, but that’s to…
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Finding Chemo

“Just keep swimming.  Just keep swimming.” OK, so a clownfish and his friend Dori are not my new sources of encouragement and hope, but it is a catchy tune, especially after watching “Finding Nemo” with my daughter numerous times. Several…
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Why Me? (That is entirely the wrong question.)

I’ve survived three nights in the hospital so far.  Sleep has been somewhat elusive, interrupted by the very competent and well-meaning nurses checking my vitals and drawing blood, as well as my wondering mind.  I’m still feeling very good, by…
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What a Stupid Name for a Blog

First question: Why would someone who just found out that he has leukemia think these are the good ‘ol days? Easy answer: It’s a matter of choice. No matter what a disease does to ones body, it cannot take away…
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