Author Archives: Eff Leukemia

Really Long Day at MSKCC

This’ll be a short post. I have a lot more to share than what’s getting put up here, but I’m pretty shot today. And I’m about to have a whole lot more free time on my hands starting Wednesday. Transplant Pushed Back In case you couldn’t tell by the lack of posts about it, I […]

Hospital Visit, Poked and Prodded at MSKCC, and Mother Of God…THE PICC IS GONE

We’ve got a long one, folks. Strap in, and let’s get to it. Neutropenic Fevers Suck And I Hate Them And Also They Can Please Stay Away So, the last week (first week of October, basically), I spent in Cornell, recovering from a stupid fever. I had *almost* made it out of the neutropenic window […]

Nothin’ But Green Lights

Ok, so, yesterday I got released from the hospital. Despite getting 2 units of blood on Tuesday, and platelets at 3:00am on Wednesday, my numbers were still pretty low, and I was feeling pretty “meh” overall. I was happy to be home, but not feeling particularly great. I didn’t really want to go out. However, […]

I’m Back!

After quite the hiatus, I’m back, and ready to update everybody on all the things. Let’s get right to it, shall we? Recovering From Round 2 of Consolidation I’ve been laying low since getting out of the hospital from round 2. This consolidation seemed to take a bit more out of me than previous rounds. […]

Get Me Outta Here!

Once again, I have been humbled by the deluge of shares, likes, and bone marrow donations that have flooded my way in the past week or so. I know some of you have found me through high school, through work relationships, through friends, or friends of my family, and everyone here, I just want to […]

No News is Good News

Howdy folks! Hope everybody is having a great weekend. Just a few updates; Round 2 of Consolidation So I’ve officially started round 2, and I’m technically on the second half of day 2, dosing wise. You’re supposed to get 2 doses on days 1, 3, and 5, but generally, they only dose you in the […]

Good news! Well…maybe not good. Not bad, though. Ok, so just news, I guess?

After waiting what has seemed like essentially forever, I’ve finally got some actual news. Decisions are being made, things are proceeding, and unfortunately, my days of wanton rare meat eating come to a temporary close. Quick Aside – Just hit 12,000 views. Pretty Effing cool. Thanks to everyone out there that’s sharing my links, it is […]

Can a guy catch a break sometime? Maybe?

So after my posts on Wednesday, I ended up going to my parents’ house for some dinner, and a game of Pandemic. Everything went fine, the food was good, and we actually managed to beat Pandemic (on the easiest setting, though). I got up from the table, and my right leg was feeling…odd. Painful, but […]

New Readers start here

New Readers I have a feeling that many of you have found your way here from the column on Cycling Illustrated, from a TNT email, or other newsletter / link. My blog is (aside from one post) arranged in reverse dated order, so it might be a little difficult to find the stories that make […]

Highlighting Yet Another Hero

As time goes on, I’ve come to realize that my family and friends comprise a pretty special group of people. With very few exceptions, people have gone above and beyond to try to do something to help me, or to let me know that I have their love and support, and that I’m in their […]