Hello friends, I'm sorry but this is one of those OMG I'm whining blogs. I can't muster a smile right now. I am enveloped by a deep pain that is hitting the sciatica and right down the thigh. It is almost making me vomit and nothing seems to help. The headache is here (but not … Continue reading A Deep Pain
Yesterday was sort of a milestone. First day since treatment since I did not have to have Prednisone. Not a giant step, but a step nonetheless. It was also the 4th day of a major migraine. Finally, I said enough is enough and called the Oncologist. They were concerned with my cardiac history and wanted … Continue reading 17 Hours within myself
So I wrote yesterday about appreciating the moments. There were some absolutely magnificent ones today that I would like to share. Let's start with my dog, Spuds. Spuds is an amazing friend and he will not leave my side. He is not one of those clingy dogs that doesn't give you an inch of space … Continue reading Tiny specks of good
When I last wrote, I had a really good day. It seems that I'm learning that I should cherish those because they might be fleeting. As good as I felt on Friday, yesterday and today weren't as spectacular. Friday"s Neulasta shot appears to be catching up to me. Constant fatigue, headaches from hell and never … Continue reading Some ups and some downs.
I went to bed last night with horrors on my mind. I fully expected to be purple and blue in agonizing pain with half of my hair missing and my teeth falling out when I awoke the next day. I was not disappointed. I was not disappointed because today was a good day. I slept … Continue reading A Good Day
I just got back from my 1st round of chemo. It was no walk in the park. I just had to muscle down and get it done, so with the most serious and concerned look on my face I explained to the doc that anti-anxiety meds were left at the house on accident and begged … Continue reading Adventures in chemotherapy
I'm going to keep this short as I have to get some sleep because tomorrow is healing day one. I woke up bright and early this morning and headed to Freeman Hospital for the installation of my infusaport. For those that don't know the definition of an infusaport is "a small device which is utilized to … Continue reading Healing Day One–Eve
Today I plan on offering everyone a glimpse into my mental state heading into this. I have found several things out about myself as I move forward. You see there's a constant battle that rages on inside me...and it's freaking exhausting. My hope is that by speaking it I can provide myself some relief and … Continue reading Living vs. just not dying
Greetings and salutations. So here's the deal: I've been hiding. Not because I don't love you all, but because I had to sort some stuff out. The Houston trip was exhausting. My wife and I had some fun on the way home, but mostly this trip was draining. Many miles, a short time and … Continue reading Guess who’s back…
Let me start by saying today was definitely the least pleasureful day I've had since arriving in Houston. I started by having a bone marrow biopsy. For those who are not familiar with the process I will explain. It starts with you pulling pants down mid butt cheek. Next, they take Lidocaine and inject it, … Continue reading Complaints: Don’t read if you don’t like whining.