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Counting down, again

It was very recently brought to my attention that this blog has been languishing lately, and in actual fact it has been a fairly full month since I last posted. So here I am. I started radiation near the end … Continue reading

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The Final Frontier

Yeah, I’m not sure myself what that title means. But here’s a quick update: I had a PET scan on April 1st, and the results showed some activity in the chest (mediastinal mass measuring 3.2×3.9 cm, down from 5 cm … Continue reading

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Familiar and strange

My life right now feels almost familiar, like a distant relative with whom I am becoming reacquainted. This is the month of reprieve. My energy is back up (meaning, back up to around 75% of normal, without getting knocked down … Continue reading

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Winding down

I posted in October: “I am thinking of making a paper chain to count down my remaining chemo treatments. Two down, ten to go! One sixth of the way there. See? It’s flying by. 😛 My plan is to rip … Continue reading

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Stay the course…

Is the upshot of yesterday’s consult with the big-city doc. Her recommendation (read: doctor’s orders) are to finish the sixth cycle of chemo and do a PET scan again a month afterward. I will do the scan with them rather … Continue reading

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In which it gets interesting…

I am sitting in the chair for Round 10 of chemo, and it is Luke’s third birthday. The Benadryl is kicking in, but when we go home I will stay awake long enough to have cake and lunch before opening … Continue reading

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The Medical Update

The updates for the past month (!) are going to come in stages by topic area; trying to include everything in one post would overwhelm me, take forever, and be a bit much for one post. There are many good … Continue reading

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