As you can probably imagine, I’ve had a whole lot of time to sit around and think. A lot of time to have ideas kind of stew and gestate in my brain. Some positive, some negative, some neutral. But today, I want to share about my journey of the last few years. I think it’ll […]

First, let’s start this bad boy off with some good news: I’m home! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Somehow, that 6 day span felt longer, at times, than the month I spent in there the last time. I think it had something to do with the fact that the room was super small this time, and I had no […]

Howdy ladies and gentlemen! Welcome to another addition of “let’s get an update on the cancer guy!” Hah. How funny would it be if that was a talk show, and I could actually have an announcer say “And now, your host, CANCER GUY!”. I hope I’m not the only one that finds that funny.   […]

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 […]

I open my eyes. It’s 7:45 am. I groan. I still haven’t received the phone call from the hospital telling me when a bed will be ready, but I know that I have to go in to start round two of chemo. Screw it, I’m going back to sleep. 8:31, my phone rings. Hospital says […]

Well, after a nice long break at home, I’m back at Presby. Before coming here, I had to stop at the “bank”, and make another “deposit”. I am as yet undecided if I should post the experience. I probably end up posting it, but if you wanna hear about it, contact me and tell me. […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]