Monthly Archives: June 2011
Or: Look Good, Feel Better! (no actual horses were harmed in the making of this blog) ‘Look Good, Feel Better’ is a program run by the American Cancer Society where for the cost of an hour and a half of time, … Continue reading
I went in today for a follow-up questionnaire for the study I’m enrolled in and a blood draw for a Complete Blood Count (CBC); I brought my colored pencils to shade in the areas of my body in which I’d … Continue reading
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ii6kJaGiRaI Well, I thought I was through the worst of it, and if this was what the pattern was going to be, I could live with it. Roughly two days jacked up on steroids; two to three days of moderate … Continue reading
Not quite perfect yet, but definitely better… and back to coffee!
I can chase the pain with Tylenol or Aleve, get it down to a dull roar and steal some time back, but I can’t take enough to really do the job without exceeding the daily maximum dosage. I’m trying to … Continue reading
Was fine until noon and then crashed hard. Flu like symptoms, loss of appetite, congestion, body aches (particularly legs), stomach cramping, yellow diarrhea, and utter exhaustion. poor little bunny… http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/6c5d06bc3f/man-flu-from-stuart
Besides going in for my Neulasta shot yesterday, I also gave my blood up for genetic testing for the BRAC genes yesterday – there’s a small risk (approx. 10%) that the test will come back positive in three weeks or … Continue reading
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygErvtmZcmE Entering Chemoland, visa in hand, three liters of fluids down my throat the day before; up to the hospital by 8:00, valet parking and in the door with Mom… Appointment at 8:15, paperwork and called in first time a … Continue reading
Three months of chemo (July August into September); recovery (rest of September); six weeks radiation (October; half or more of November). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmo6qyhdav8 Yes, it’s really going to be that long.