March 3, 2017
I’m a bit nervous about this stuff. The routine is familiar enough with a bag of chemo and a bag of steroids, but what’s this? A third bag. Benadryl.
A LOT of Benadryl!
Apparently they’re prepping for some kind of allergic reaction. Continue reading “INTRODUCING….TAXOL”
February 18-28, 2017
It turns out that, as queasy and tired as I’ve been feeling, it used to be a whole lot worse for people being treated with this “Red Devil.”
According to my oncologist, what I’m experiencing is like a walk in the park on a sunny Sunday!
Continue reading “THE RED DEVIL”
January 24, 2017
My head is cold! How do short-haired guys tolerate this winter weather?
After a few very short weeks of wondering when it would happen, hair started falling out in clumps. Taking a proactive stance, I had it shaved today. Not chrome dome. More like stubble bubble.
Thought I’d be ready for it. I’m not.
Ah well, no turning back now. Might as well give this new wig a test drive….
Continue reading “BALD AND CAN’T POOP!”
January 12, 2017
Six days since Chemo #1 and feeling great, the worst of it behind me. A little queasiness for the first few days, then back to my old self. Best I can describe it is like mild flu symptoms or feeling a little “off.” If this is as bad as it gets, I’ll take it! They say it gets worse as you go along, but then I’ll be done.
Ready for a laugh? I was filling out a general health questionnaire for an upcoming orthopedist appointment. First question on the list is “How would you rate your general health…excellent, very good, good, fair or poor?
Seriously? I have cancer. Does that count? I only feel like crap occasionally because of the stuff they’re filling my system with.
Continue reading “I HATE MY HAIR SO WHY DO I WANT TO HOLD ON?”
January 6, 2017
Here we go. Armed with the love of sibs and friends, I head in for my first chemo infusion.
Scared? Not really. Feeling strangely calm. Prepared.
Continue reading “CHEMO”