Category Musing

Movin’ On Up!

So, after having my white blood cell count hover around 0.2-0.3 for a few weeks, Thursday, we got a little bump. It bumped up to 0.5. Nice, but nothing great. Then Friday, it hopped up to 0.9. Now we’re getting somewhere. Saturday, it jumped all the way up to 1.4. Today? 2.0. Whaaaaaaat. Go baby […]

THERE CAN ONLY BE ONE….and…some left overs…but whatever those don’t count

Ok, so, since I haven’t been able to update my blog nearly as much as I had hoped, this short and quick bit of positive news needs some explaining. So, after nausea-town, I actually started to feel ok for a few days. And then, not. I spiked a 39.5 C fever (~103 F) that basically […]

First comes prep. Then comes chemo. Then comes Transplant. Then comes nausea. OH SO MUCH NAUSEA

Ok, so we’ve gone over the chemo. I think I forgot to mention that the thiotepa regime that I got has also wildly discolored my skin, and given me all kinds of weird marks everywhere. So that’s fun. My doctor said it should go away, but it’ll likely take several months for the dead skin to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]