Category Informative

Maybe Warn a Guy?

So we are now approaching the 24 hour mark since my last bag of chemo from day/dose 1. I found out that this round of chemo isn’t exactly as easy to deal with as I had been lead to believe. Projected / Explained Schedule: Total stay in hospital: 5 days Dosage: Days 1, 3, 5 each get […]

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*: If you’re extremely squeemish, stay away. […]

Slight Chance of Bone Pain

For the last week or so, I’ve been sitting around, waiting for my counts to come up, so I can be discharged. The counts in particular that we care about: Hemoglobin A measure of the overall ability of your red blood cells to get oxygen to your various body parts. Mine has been hovering around […]

Literally the Most Embarrassing Thing That’s Ever Happened To Me

Disclaimer: Family members. I love that you guys have been following my blog, and that you guys have enjoyed the posts, and I truly do appreciate all the love and support. This post…you may want to skip. I can’t tell you why you want to skip it without basically giving you the whole story, and […]

What to Expect When You’re Ex….Diagnosed

When I got diagnosed, my mind blanked. I went to my Happy Gilmore Happy Place for a little while. Only not the actual happy place – the distorted Shooter McGavin version. I had no idea what to expect, no idea what came next, no idea of survival rates, nothing. So this post, my idea is […]