Monthly Archives: July 2012

‘Twas the Night Before Chemo

Sitting here, the night before I get re-admitted, I have to admit that I can’t really decide how I feel. Certainly not like Christmas Eve. I’ve relaxed, read books, hung out with friends, eaten good food, played games, and watched TV. I kind of feel like I should have done…more? Maybe? But to be perfectly […]

Soooo….when do I get to wake up?

Hey, yeah, so, this has been a pretty fun run. A bit long, for a dream, I think, but I’m about ready to wake up and get on with my life. Can someone out there pinch me, maybe? Did I forget to set an alarm clock or something?   No, really though.   More seriously, […]

The Unsung Heroes

Today is pretty much the last day of the last weekend that I’ll be “normal” for, for a long while. I go back to Presbyterian this Thursday to start the next phase of treatment. For right now, I get one round of “consolidation chemotherapy”, which might be followed by either 3 additional rounds, or by […]

Poking ‘Dem Bones

Howdy! Welcome to another installment of updates with my AML. Let’s get right to it: Today I went into Presby to get blood work done, and my “full” bone marrow biopsy. We had on the books 2 biopsies of pre-chemo marrow, 1 biopsy of empty marrow, and this would be the biopsy that shows us […]

What Can You Do To Help

Throughout this whole process, all my friends, family, coworkers, associates – everyone has been wonderful. When the discussion of bone marrow came up, I can’t even count the number of people that have offered to come in and get tested, to see if we’re a match. For each and every offer, I am unbelievably touched. […]

Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC Line)

So, some people have asked me about my PICC line, and I meant to write about the experience, but a few people have contacted me about their own PICC line being placed. So, I figured I’d speed up writing about it a bit. Should be a fairly short post. *Warning*:┬áIf you’re extremely squeemish, stay away. […]

Just Some Silly Thoughts

So I’ve been home for nearing a week now, and I’m feeling pretty good. I managed to get my favorite burger on the planet, I have plans for the best hot dogs in the city, and I’m going to see a horrible, but most likely hilarious movie tonight (Ted). However, as I relax and kind […]