Tag Archives: health
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]