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Got a short one here today, but I figured it’s been long enough since the last update that people are curious with what’s going on with me. Down to 2 For the last 2 weeks, I’ve only had to go into the city twice a week, instead of three times a week. So that’s made […]

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. […]

Aforementioned Embarassing and Funny Stories to Tell

So, we’ll start with two stories. I think I have the energy to tell them both..but better not to dawdle on idle preamble. DISCLAIMER: Both of these stories are gross and/or involve discussion of poop, butts, balls, and other potentially obscene things. Do not read this post if you expect or desire clean humor. It’s […]

And So It Begins…began?

I meant to publish this post after getting my Hiccman cather placed. Then, I intended to post it after I woke up the next day. Then I wanted to post it…and things kept moving it back and back and back. Well, let’s get back on Track, shall we? I’ll start from the┬ábeginning. Hiccman Catheter Placement […]

I’m Back!

After quite the hiatus, I’m back, and ready to update everybody on all the things. Let’s get right to it, shall we? Recovering From Round 2 of Consolidation I’ve been laying low since getting out of the hospital from round 2. This consolidation seemed to take a bit more out of me than previous rounds. […]

Baby Fights

I’m back! Finally got to meet Dr. Barker, the stem cell specialist. She was absolutely awesome, and I loved her. She gave me a lot of info, and made me feel a lot more comfortable with the idea of stem cell. I’m still ┬ánot decided, but I’m feeling a lot better about things. The Nitty […]

Updates, Tears, and Other Annoyances

Howdy folks! I realize it’s been a while since I updated the blog, but that all changes, because guess what? This is a blog update! Numbers, Tests, Neutropenia, etc. I went into Presby yesterday for some routine stuff. Blood work, updates to my test statuses, and transfusions if I needed them. So, here they are: […]

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. […]

Good News Everyone!

Welcome back, I hope everyone had a wonderful 4th, filled with family, friends, fireworks and food. Let’s get right to it, shall we? Updates Today was my follow up in-clinic visit to Dr. Roboz. We got my blood drawn, numbers done up, and then we talked about the initial results of my donor search (still […]

Sixty Percent

It’s a difficult thing to hear that your chances of a 5 year remission are worse than a coin toss. When everyone around you has been so positive, the inner mathematician keeps whispering “those aren’t very good odds”. Granted, I’ve bet on worse odds. But still. What am I talking about? Well, just about all […]