Tag Archives: health

Embers

There is an insidious hiding evil about “surviving” cancer (I’m still hesitant to call myself a survivor – I’m alive and in remission…but I still have 4 years and 3 months to go before I get to call myself cured). Leukemia and other blood cancers tend to be particularly prone to this evil (especially post […]

The Questionable Power of Prayer

As a cancer-having agnostic, there is a funny bit of verbal annoyance that I have come across. In case you didn’t know, as an agnostic, I don’t prescribe to any official religion, nor do I feel particularly strongly that there is or is not a God and/or afterlife. While I lean towards there not being […]

Catheter out, Day 100 party, Good Counts, and more!

First of all, I hope that everyone reading this that lives in the North East made it through Snowpocalypse Nemo ok. Where I’m at, it was fairly benign. No power loss, no real problems of any kind, and probably about 10″ or so of total accumulation. Nothing really to have worried about. I know that […]

Out of the pan, Into the fire

So it’s been a while, huh? I keep telling myself that “today” is the day I write an update on the blog. And then I’m downstairs, watching TV with whoever is watching me, and the 2 sets of stairs between my laptop and I might as well be infinity distance away. I blame the pills. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]