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8/21/16 – I had an appointment at the cancer center this past Friday and I am thrilled to say that a... Read Full Post
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7/17/16 – Am I crazy to want to celebrate the 8thAnniversary of the day I was diagnosed with cancer?... Read Full Post
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6/22/16 – WOW… it’s like I am a school kid starting summer break. I met with Dr. Goy today with the... Read Full Post
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5/31/16 – It’s been about a month since my last post and not much has changed for me. My blood count... Read Full Post
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4/28/16 – I met with Dr. Rowley today and learned a lot more about my situation with MDS. It all poi... Read Full Post
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4/20/16 – Over that last few weeks my counts have been awesome. My platelets have gone from 97 to 12... Read Full Post
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3/26/16 – Yesterday was one of the holiest days of the year. Good Friday is a day commemorating the... Read Full Post
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3/21/16 – The last few updates to my blog have been difficult because it seems each day brings somet... Read Full Post
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3/8/16 – With all the twists and turns of my life it seems like plans fall through more often than... Read Full Post
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3/4/16 – Over the almost 8 years I have been on this MCL journey I have had and many discussions wi... Read Full Post
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2/27/16 – I must say this process of figuring out what’s up with my platelets is pretty slow moving.... Read Full Post
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2/14/16 – At my Friday, February 12th appointment my platelets were down to 18. With recent check-up... Read Full Post
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2/5/16 – I was back in Hackensack today to check my platelets (and other blood counts), get an NPlat... Read Full Post
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2/2/16 – I was back in the cancer center on Friday, January 29 and Monday, February. On Friday my pl... Read Full Post
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1/28/16 – I continue to be at the John Theurer Cancer Center to treat my ITP and low platelets. My d... Read Full Post
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1/22/16 – After a week of my trying to get my platelets to rise we started today with a count of 8.... Read Full Post
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1/19/16 – Last week we continued to treat my ITP and it seemed like we were making good progress. Af... Read Full Post
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1/8/16 – We were planning to start treatment with PD-1 (Opdivo) next week but I run into another obs... Read Full Post
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12/28/15 –Bristol-Myers Squibb contacted me today to notify me that I have been approved to receive... Read Full Post
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12/17/15 – I had my follow up appointment at the Cancer Center today and, believe it or not, I am sh... Read Full Post
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11/25/15 – Last year on Thanksgiving Day I celebrated my 1 year anniversary of my stem cell transpla... Read Full Post
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11/12/15 – After a few delays, I finally had my DLI today. The plan is to wait 4 weeks to have a fol... Read Full Post
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11/6/15 – My DLI has been rescheduled for Monday, November 9th. Unfortunately I am running a high fe... Read Full Post
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10/26/15 – Today I went to The John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center fo... Read Full Post
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10/13/15 – On December 12th 2008 I reported that I had achieved remission. On October 28th 2013 I ag... Read Full Post
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10/2/15 – On Thursday, October I had a PET scan. I followed up with the Cancer Center on Friday, Oct... Read Full Post
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9/23/15 – On Tuesday, September 22nd I had another great appointment with our nurse practitioner fro... Read Full Post
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9/15/15 – On Thursday, September 10th I received a call from the Transplant Team. They wanted to let... Read Full Post
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9/9/15 – I had another follow up visit with the Transplant Team on Tuesday, September 8th. In review... Read Full Post
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8/31/15 – I met with Dr. Scott Rowley today to review where I am with the Stem Cell Transplant, the... Read Full Post
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8/28/15 – It has certainly been a couple of interesting weeks for me... Fevers, GVHD sighting, low h... Read Full Post
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8/26/15 – As a follow-up to my hospital stay last week… I had an appointment at the Cancer Center on... Read Full Post
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8/20/15 – Looking at the events of the past week for me it shows just how crazy a ride this adventur... Read Full Post
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8/8/15 – On Monday, July 27th I started my 4th cycle. I had my additional treatments on the 28th and... Read Full Post
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7/26/15 – I am thrilled to report that I attended my daughter’s wedding and was there with energy an... Read Full Post
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7/17/15 – Today marks 7 years since I was diagnosed with Mantle Cell Lymphoma. As strange as it may... Read Full Post
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7/8/15 – On Monday, July 6th I had a check-up appointment which resulted in me needing fluids due to... Read Full Post
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6/30/15 – My chemotherapy days for cycle 3 (June 17-19) seemed to move well. We had a planned follow... Read Full Post
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6/17/15 – Today I started my 3rd cycle 5 days ahead of schedule. The thought with jumping into... Read Full Post
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6/12/15 – I’m back home again. I was released on Thursday, June 11th at around 8:00PM. This seemed t... Read Full Post
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6/10/15 – It sure is great to be home. On Monday, June 8th I had to head back to the cancer center w... Read Full Post
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6/7/15 – My plans for the week of June 1st was to work from home. With my past episodes of passing o... Read Full Post
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5/31/15 – I received my chemo treatments for cycle 2 on May 26 – 28. For some reason at the end of m... Read Full Post
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5/17/15 - On Tuesday, May 12th, my wife Sue and I were relaxing watching TV after a day at the Cance... Read Full Post
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5/12/15 – There is a reason why chemo treatments are referred to as cycles…. It is because you liter... Read Full Post
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5/7/15 – Today I had my first follow-up checkup since my treatments last week. I have been feeling a... Read Full Post
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4/29/15 – I have made it through my first treatments and so far so good. I will say that I feel a li... Read Full Post
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4/27/15 – I started with my first treatment of my first cycle today and all went well. It was a long... Read Full Post
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4/15/15 - I met with Dr. Goy today and I received the official word that the biopsy results showed t... Read Full Post
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3/29/15 – Last year on April 2nd I started back at work following months of recouping from my Stem C... Read Full Post
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3/20/15 – I met with Dr. Goy today. He assured me that there are many options available to me but he... Read Full Post
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03/19/15 - It is now 19 months since my stem cell transplant. I have been very doing well… up until... Read Full Post
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Thanksgiving Day: 11/27/14 – Today I am joyfully celebrating my 1 year birthday and there could be n... Read Full Post
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7/14/14 – I simply cannot believe that 6 years have passed since I was diagnosed with Mantle Cell Ly... Read Full Post
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5/22/14 – I had my 3 week check-up today and all is GREAT!!! All my counts are right where they need... Read Full Post
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4/18/14 – In a blink of an eye I have been back to work for 13 days. Sure there are times I am exhau... Read Full Post
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4/1/14 – Can it be 125 days since my stem cell transplant? It is truly amazing how things look after... Read Full Post
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3/7/14 – It is Day +100… Woohoo!!! This morning when I awoke there was a huge rainbow in the sky, al... Read Full Post
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2/21/14 – I received that results of my scans today and all is clear. YES!!! Also, all my counts wer... Read Full Post
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2/12/14 – I had my weekly check-up yesterday and my counts continue to be very promising. The only t... Read Full Post
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2/5/14 – Yesterday I had my weekly check-up and my counts continue to look good. Also, there are no... Read Full Post
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1/29/14 – I had my weekly visit yesterday and was given the great news that I am now 92% of my donor... Read Full Post
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1/23/14 – I had my normal visit on Tuesday, January 21 and all my counts were looking good except th... Read Full Post
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1/16/14 – Could it be that 50 days have a passed since my stem cell transplant? It sure has. Here I... Read Full Post
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1/7/14 – Good news…  my Creatinine level came down a little. It is now 1.7. I did get IV fluids... Read Full Post
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1/4/14 – It appears that controlling my Creatinine level will take more than me drinking massive qua... Read Full Post
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12/31/13 – I was recently posed a question in a book I was reading. “What do you think is bigger, yo... Read Full Post
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12/30/13 – Can you believe that I am 1/3 of the way to the 100 day milestone? You may be thinking...... Read Full Post
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12/24/13 – I had two more checkups since my last update and my counts continue to be on track. So mu... Read Full Post
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12/16/13 – I had another good day at the John Theurer Cancer Center. My WBC count is up to 5.2 and m... Read Full Post
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12/13/13 – I had my 2nd outpatient appointment at the John Theurer Cancer Center at Hacken... Read Full Post
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12/11/13 – WOW, it is already 2 weeks since my stem cell transplant. On one regard it feels like it... Read Full Post
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12/8/13 – Yesterday my WBC count was 0.2 after my first neupogen shot. Today my counts climbed to 1.... Read Full Post
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12/7/13 – As I am going through this process and attempting to blog about it, I am finding that it i... Read Full Post
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12/3/13 – Today I will be getting a dose of Rituxan. In addition I will get Methotrexate (which I al... Read Full Post
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12/1/13 – How often after hearing: “your white blood cell count is zero” would you respond with a “G... Read Full Post
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11/29/13 – I am trying to ask as many questions of my doctors so I can have a better idea what is ah... Read Full Post
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11/28/13 – Yesterday I was up at the crack of dawn to start preparing for my big transplant day. I g... Read Full Post
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11/27/13 – One of the nurses came into my room early to wish me an early “Happy Birthday”. I said “H... Read Full Post
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11/26/13 – It always interested me on the whole logistics on how the donor’s stems cells are moved a... Read Full Post
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11/26/13 – I must say that I didn't sleep that well last night. It is probably due to the... Read Full Post
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11/25/13 – With my second day of getting ATG I hit a bit of brick wall. It was probably the combinat... Read Full Post
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11/24/13 – So, I was really a trooper with the ATG infusion. I handled it great. I was a little tire... Read Full Post
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11/23/13 – Yesterday went great. I actually got to play my guitar, walked about 2 miles around the n... Read Full Post
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11/23/13 – Yesterday went great. I actually got to play my guitar, walked about 2 miles around the n... Read Full Post
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11/22/13 – So I did make it into the hospital last night. I was in my room at about 7PM. To keep thi... Read Full Post
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11/21/13 - Yesterday I had my triple lumen installed. It was a very quick procedure that left me wi... Read Full Post
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11/13/13 - What a difference a day makes. I am really feel so much better. If you could believe it,... Read Full Post
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As I said with my last post, my transplant was moving forward. An unrelated near match has been iden... Read Full Post
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10/8/12 – Today I met with Dr. Goy for my normal cycle follow up and to review the results of a PET... Read Full Post
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9/30/12 – Today was the 5thAnnual Celebrate Life and Liberty event hosted by the John Theurer Cance... Read Full Post
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9/24/13 – I had my 3rd set of scans yesterday (I get scanned after every 3 cycles or every 64 days)... Read Full Post
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7/22/13 – I met with Dr. Mateo today to get the results of my 2nd set of scans. His comment to me wa... Read Full Post
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7/17/13 – It was 5 years ago today when I was diagnosed with Mantle Cell Lymphoma. Back in 2008 it w... Read Full Post
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6/28/13 – One of my favorite lines from a movie is in the film Rocky II. The movie begins where the... Read Full Post
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5/31/13 – I have an update to share with you regarding my Bone Marrow/Stem Cell donor search. I have... Read Full Post
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5/21/13 – I met with Dr. Goy today to get the results of my first scans since beginning my Mantle Ce... Read Full Post
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5/19/13 – I must say, these 21 day cycles just fly by. Tomorrow is the last day of my 3rd cycle. Tha... Read Full Post
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4/28/13 – I am quickly approaching the end of my 2nd21 cycle on Ibrutinib and I continue to feel gre... Read Full Post
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4/8/13 – Today is the last day of my first 21 day cycle on Ibrutinib  and I must say that I sti... Read Full Post
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3/27/13 – I had two appointments at Hackensack University Medical Center. My first one was a follow... Read Full Post
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3/25/13 – Today marks one full week that I have been taking Ibrutinib. I can say without any hesitat... Read Full Post
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3/17/13 – Today is my birthday. I was at a Saint Patrick’s day Dinner at my church last night with m... Read Full Post
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3/15/13 – I am sitting in the waiting room of the John Theurer Cancer Center a Hackensack University... Read Full Post
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3/12/13 – When you are diagnosed with something like High Blood Pressure or High Cholesterol, what h... Read Full Post
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3/8/13 – After a few days of recovering from my Thoracoscopy - Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS... Read Full Post
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3/4/13 – I arrived at Hackensack University Medical Center at 5:30 AM. I moved through the registrat... Read Full Post
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2/25/13 – I arrived at Hackensack University Medical Center at 8:00AM. I was directed to my room, to... Read Full Post
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2/20/13 – Here is a quick update on my schedule.  I have been officially scheduled for my biops... Read Full Post
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1/11/13 – I went for my CT Scan today. I will get the results on the 15th. Over the years I have got... Read Full Post
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10/5/12 –With my last post I wrote about an event sponsored by the John Theurer Cancer at Hackensack... Read Full Post
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9/30/12 – Today was the BIG event hosted by the John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University... Read Full Post
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8/13/12 – I went for my PET scan today. I am still feeling great and very confident that the test re... Read Full Post
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7/17/12 – It was 4 years ago today when I was diagnosed with Mantle Cell Lymphoma. I remember like i... Read Full Post
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After attending Dr. Goy’s MCL Symposium this past November,  I walked away with the following i... Read Full Post
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I know I said I wouldn’t have anything to post until my next scans in June but a reader of this blog... Read Full Post
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Every year my daughters ask me what I want for Christmas and every year I answer “Peace on earth”. I... Read Full Post
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Anyone who had read this blog should know of the admiration, respect and gratitude I have towards Dr... Read Full Post
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7/17/11 – Today marks my 3 year anniversary of being diagnosed with Mantle Cell Lymphoma.  If y... Read Full Post
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6/13/11 – I went for my scans today. As I was being registered I was asked if I had ever done this b... Read Full Post
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2/23/11 – I had my CT and PET scans today2/28/11 – I met with Dr. Goy to get the results of my scans... Read Full Post
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Christmas is a time of year where all you want is your loved ones to be happy. It is also a time of... Read Full Post
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As I think back to the spring of 2008 when I wasn’t feeling well and had so many questions to now wh... Read Full Post
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7/12/10 – Has it been 4 months already. Boy does times fly. I had my scan today. I will see Dr. Goy... Read Full Post
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3/8/10 – It sure seems like 3 months comes and goes very quickly. Didn’t I just do this? Well, I had... Read Full Post
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12/7/09 - I had my CT scan today. I have an appointment with Dr. Feldman to get my results on Thursd... Read Full Post
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9/9/09 - I had my CT scan today. I have an appointment with Dr. Goy to get my results on Monday, Sep... Read Full Post
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6/13/09 – On June 13th my parish celebrated its 30th Anniversary. A few friends on mine and myself,... Read Full Post
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6/5/09 – I had my CT Scan today. I have an appointment with Dr. Feldman to get my results on Tuesday... Read Full Post
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On May 16th and May 17th I gave a stewardship witness talk at my Parish, St. Francis de Sales of Ver... Read Full Post
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3/2/09 – Today was a great day. I received the results from my CT and PET Scans. To quote Dr. Feldma... Read Full Post
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2/24/09 - I had a follow appointment with Dr. Sebti (my infectious decease Doctor) and I also stop b... Read Full Post
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2/16/09 - I had another follow up appointment today. My counts still look good. My WBC is 4.5 and my... Read Full Post
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2/13/09 – Most people hear that it is Friday the 13th and they fear that that will run into bad luck... Read Full Post
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02/10/09 – Today is day 16 of Cycle 6/3B and I had my 3rd follow up appointment. It ending up being... Read Full Post
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2/6/09 – Today I had another follow up appointment. My blood counts have pretty much crashed. My whi... Read Full Post
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Since I'm currently one and a half years in remission and healthy as a horse, I will likely only be... Read Full Post
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Hi everyone,I have decided to celebrate my one year of remission by taking part in the Leukemia... Read Full Post
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This post is dedicated to Emma Smith, who is a brave young lady diagnosed with an aggressive brain t... Read Full Post
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Long-time-no-blog!! I thought I should just pop in here to write that I had a CT scan at the en... Read Full Post
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I'm a little late updating this because it is a busy time of year, but I just wanted to post that I... Read Full Post
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I thought I would do a quick post on here to say that I have been doing well over the last month and... Read Full Post
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I took this photo from the balcony at my parents' house in Langley this morning. I think it is a goo... Read Full Post
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Just a short update for today, because my brain is mush and my hands are numb and tingly.I had my 6t... Read Full Post
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I had my fifth round of chemotherapy this past Friday, and it went about the same as the fourth, exc... Read Full Post
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I will begin with an apology, yet again, for taking more than two weeks to update this. I have good... Read Full Post
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Wow. That's about all I can say. Thank-you SO much, everyone, for your unparalleled support and love... Read Full Post
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I just wanted to write another short update for today to say that I haven't actually been feeling qu... Read Full Post
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You may notice that the frequency of my blog posts has been declining. Mostly it's because I've felt... Read Full Post
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I have been feeling progressively better this week, to the point where I have gone to work a couple... Read Full Post
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Today Kaitlin reminded me that I have a blog and that I should maybe write an update. Good thing I'v... Read Full Post
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I tried to snap a nice photo of me smiling to text-message to Kaitlin to say "good luck on your toe... Read Full Post
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Here is a photo as promised. I haven't been awake for very long...My body hair has been gradually st... Read Full Post
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Yesterday I went for a blood test at Jubilee Hospital in the morning, and received a call from the B... Read Full Post
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My mom reminded me yesterday that I haven't updated my blog in awhile, and that I should post update... Read Full Post
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A friend and mentor emailed me yesterday because my blog had been silent since Tuesday, and he was w... Read Full Post
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I went in for for my remaining 360 mL of Rituximab today at 9:00 am. After they hydrated the pi... Read Full Post
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Today I went in for Part II of my first round of chemotherapy. The reason I had to spread the chemo... Read Full Post
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Last night I went to Kaitlin's for our weekly "Sunday Night Dinner" with her parents. We had the usu... Read Full Post
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This is just going to be a short post, but I thought I'd write it anyways because I love food and ma... Read Full Post
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I had my first chemotherapy appointment from 2:30 - 5:30 today. The nurse went over everything with... Read Full Post
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Today I spent my 27th birthday in the hospital. Literally... all... day.This morning I went for my b... Read Full Post
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On May 11th, 2012 I was diagnosed with a type of cancer called Mediastinal (Thymic) Large B-Cel... Read Full Post
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Wow! It has been almost 2 years since I have updated this! I just wanted to post a quick update. I a... Read Full Post
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Hello to all who are still reading this! I cannot believe that it has been so long since I have post... Read Full Post
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It's been a while since I've updated this, so I thought I would write a short entry. I've thought ab... Read Full Post
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I finished chemo about 7 months ago, and finished radiation close to 5 months ago. The time has surp... Read Full Post
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Hi all! Sorry for the lack of updates, but I just haven't had too much to talk about...which is goo... Read Full Post
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It has been almost two months since finishing my cancer treatments, and since then I have felt like... Read Full Post
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I am pleased to say that I have officially made it through cancer and all of the nasty treatments it... Read Full Post
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Okay....maybe I spoke too soon in my last post, because although radiation may not be that bad compa... Read Full Post
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5 radiation treatments down...and 12 more to go! I wanted to make it a point to dedicate a few blog... Read Full Post
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I have GREAT news!! The Hodge has been beaten! I had my PET Scan on Saturday August 6th and had to a... Read Full Post
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I have my first PET Scan tomorrow since starting chemo, and I am freaking out a little bit. It seems... Read Full Post
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Just a little update of sorts. Nothing too new to report, just enjoying my time before starting radi... Read Full Post
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It's been over 3 weeks since my last chemo, and it has been so nice to allow my body a break from be... Read Full Post
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I am going to make a confession...but please do not judge me! And this does NOT mean that when you s... Read Full Post
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Chemo #8 was exactly how I had expected it to be...horrible. It is so crazy what all of those chemo... Read Full Post
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I finished chemo #7, and now have just one more to complete on June 23rd! Hopefully that will be my... Read Full Post
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There is some light at the end of the "chemo tunnel!" I had my 6th chemo treatment on Thursday May 2... Read Full Post
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I now have 5 chemo treatments down...and 3 more to go....followed by some intense radiation therapy... Read Full Post
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It has been one week post chemo, and usually this is when I would start feeling slightly better from... Read Full Post
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I had my 4th chemo treatment on Thursday April 28th. This was not only my grandmother's birthday, bu... Read Full Post
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I had my third chemo treatment on Thursday, and it has been really rough on me...so I am going to ke... Read Full Post
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Well for those of you who do not already know...I mustered up enough courage and shaved my head last... Read Full Post
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I received my second chemo treatment on Thursday, and this one has definitely been harder than the f... Read Full Post
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I had my first blood draw today since starting chemo...not fun at all since the person drawing it ha... Read Full Post
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I just wanted to post a little update with some very good news that I got from my bone marrow biopsy... Read Full Post
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It has been a few days since my first treatment, and up until today I actually felt pretty good cons... Read Full Post
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I know that it is still early, so I do not want to jinx anything...but so far, I am feeling better t... Read Full Post
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I am going to try and just be quick with this entry since I literally just got home from receiving m... Read Full Post
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A few weeks ago, doctors modified Dale's diet by excluding milk products and gluten. He has lost ove... Read Full Post
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Forced cleansing must work because Dale reported he has not feel this good for a long long time. He... Read Full Post
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Dale has done relatively well and then, perhaps, it just seems that his bad health is normal. He is... Read Full Post
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We traveled north to the Tetons. It was a good thing for us to do. First vacation with no agenda att... Read Full Post
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Although Dale's last few days have been miserable, I feel spiritually fed and uplifted.  O... Read Full Post
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Cancer is no respecter of anything or anyone. It creeps into a life, takes over, and becomes an obse... Read Full Post
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The past several weeks brought an urgency to, once again, get things in order. To make sure decision... Read Full Post
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Dale is suffering with lots of pain this week. Headaches, leg aches and fatigue. It has been very di... Read Full Post
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Sarcoidosis. That is what it is. Especially all over his lungs. Another doctor will look at him in t... Read Full Post
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Dale has good days and not so good days. Yesterday was not a good day. His timing is usually bad for... Read Full Post
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Dale met with primary care physician today to discuss the latest results of the CT scan. The lumps h... Read Full Post
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One week has made a big difference in Dale's well being. Sun is shining, he has been out in the yard... Read Full Post
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Kidney stones have shown their painful face once again. I came home from a stressful intensive day o... Read Full Post
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We got out of the house yesterday and enjoyed the pre spring blue sky day. It was good to do--for bo... Read Full Post
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Several days of weakness, coughing, vomits, and diarrhea do not make fun times. Dale continues to ma... Read Full Post
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Although we have an answer to the ongoing ailments, Dale's needs are intensive. Early yesterday morn... Read Full Post
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It is not tuberculosis. It is erythema nodosum.The bumps on Dale's arms and legs became troublesome... Read Full Post
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Antibiotics have one more day to magically work. Then what? Dale's red eyes turned pink for the week... Read Full Post
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I was right. Dale was sent home from hospital yesterday with prescriptions of antibiotics and orders... Read Full Post
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Appointment with primary care doctor was quick. He listened and asked questions. He prescribed updat... Read Full Post
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Dale did not progress well enough, in my mind, through the day Monday, so off to the ER we went... Read Full Post
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Cancer may not be the greatest concern here. Look at that pathetic face! Dale has been sick wit... Read Full Post
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Fortunately, biopsy results turned out good. The spots/growths/foreign objects/whatever-they-are in... Read Full Post
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We have no results of biopsies from four days ago. A weekend and federal holiday do not help the tim... Read Full Post
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Chills and slight fevers did not dominate the day, but did manifest themselves a few times last nigh... Read Full Post
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Another day of testing. Pulmonary oncologist did a scope and found many lymphocytes for biopsy sampl... Read Full Post
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We are both emotionally exhausted. Our minds are functioning at about 43% of our normal capacity. Th... Read Full Post
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Minimal news to report, however, minimal is a good thing. We both anticipated doom and had feelings... Read Full Post
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Friday, we received the cancer message. Saturday, Dale was able to spend a wonderful day with his da... Read Full Post
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Dale made the 2 year mark last Sunday. But not really. It's back.  A lump was found in one lung... Read Full Post
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A visit with Dale's primary care provider yesterday, confirmed that he still needs to rest as much a... Read Full Post
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One week before Halloween, Dale had a cold. He stayed home, rested, and coughed. This has lasted for... Read Full Post
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Last week Dale had another cancer check up that was successful. Blood levels are fine, platelets a b... Read Full Post
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After the tests yesterday and today, the cancer doctor says Dale is all clear and doing well! Three... Read Full Post
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No more 3 AM mornings. No more van pools. No more of it all. We drove to a small town three hours aw... Read Full Post
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In a couple of weeks, Dale will have his six month check-up with all the tests, lungs, blood works,... Read Full Post
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Another wife of a mantle cell lymphoma patient contacted me through the blog this past weekend.... Read Full Post
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Dale is always tired. He has frequent leg cramps, difficulty breathing, and trouble with the constan... Read Full Post
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I receive an occasional email from blog followers out there in cyber-land. Unfortunately, mantle cel... Read Full Post
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Dale went to his quarterly checkup at Huntsman today. Good news is that the blood work is okay and r... Read Full Post
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It isn't good when the ER calls you to come back. Two days after Dale's initial visit to the ER and... Read Full Post
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Dale came home early from work on Monday due to his vomiting, diarrhea, and fatigue.  He took F... Read Full Post
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Either high stress, depression, or cancer has caused Dale's ailments in the past several weeks. All... Read Full Post
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It is Valentine's day today and I thought I would cook dinner for us tonight instead of asking to go... Read Full Post
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Saturday, January 5th, was Dale's one year bone marrow transplant birthday. In the past two weeks he... Read Full Post
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Happy Remission!Cancer remission brings interesting perspective on many things, especially when two... Read Full Post
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Dale had his quarterly blood work and check up this week. Report is good. Blood is progressing well... Read Full Post
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Things have gone well lately. Dale has worked longer days more frequently, energy level increasing,... Read Full Post
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Last week Dale told me he felt better, his energy slightly increased, and closer to normal although... Read Full Post
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He is doing okay. Dale has good days, and not so good days. The last few days--good. Makes it sooo m... Read Full Post
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Dale's Upper GI Endoscopy tests on Friday, looked fine. Doctor took biopsies for more information bu... Read Full Post
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Test results found nothing significant, however, they are ordering a GI specialty test for Dale. His... Read Full Post
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After a run around with insurance and who actually has the equipment to perform a PET scan, Dale was... Read Full Post
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Dale attempted to go to work on Friday--well--he got there safely anyway. Coworkers brought him home... Read Full Post
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Someone at Dale's work contacted whooping cough. Highly contagious and he should stay away from it.... Read Full Post
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The cough lingers on and on. Dale continues to battle with coughing episodes. Although he hates wint... Read Full Post
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In my care taking mode, I decided to make Dale go to Huntsman for blood work and consultation with h... Read Full Post
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Unfortunately, I have more to report this week as Dale continues to exist day to day. Fatigue contin... Read Full Post
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Dale took himself to ER yesterday. Anemia and viral infection. Bone marrow not producing enough red... Read Full Post
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Dale looks good. Skin coloring healthy, hair seems to be fuller with less graying, and sense of humo... Read Full Post
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I was out of town for a conference this week. When I came home, Dale was asleep and hardly noticed m... Read Full Post
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 One year ago-chemotherapy; Last Friday-Zion National ParkOne year ago Dale received his first... Read Full Post
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Day 190 was last Thursday. Generally, Dale goes from day to day okay. He needs much rest and feels "... Read Full Post
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Good thing Dale's colonoscopy is next week. The issues are still present. Had to get the gloves out,... Read Full Post
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We are in trouble. I feel that Dale should have whatever he wants since he made it through over 1300... Read Full Post
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Being tired gets old quickly. Dale gets up every day, very early, heads off to work (about a 45 minu... Read Full Post
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Dale made it through 4 days of work without much harm. His worst is at night with a cough keeping bo... Read Full Post
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Dale's first day back to work went well. He met with many surprised co-workers welcoming him to the... Read Full Post
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Dale was up early, got ready, and packed up hand sanitizer, bleach wipes, and surgical masks for his... Read Full Post
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We are continued to be blessed by many around us. Last night a group of youth assisted with window w... Read Full Post
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It is good to see Dale progressing each day for the better. He feels healthier each day, diarrhea in... Read Full Post
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I do not feel compelled to report any more. That means progress for both of us. I go to work an... Read Full Post
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At the Celebration of Life event on October 5th, hundreds of quote books were distributed as keepsak... Read Full Post
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The Celebration of Life event for Karin Diamond is only a few days away. It is shaping up to be a fa... Read Full Post
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Karin (Dubreuil) Diamond, 31 of Tariffville, CT, passed away in the comfort of her home on Septembe... Read Full Post
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Karin took so much pride in expertly crafting each word of each sentence that you have been followin... Read Full Post
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By my side along with friends and family, Karin passed out of this world today, peacefully and calml... Read Full Post
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I desperately miss writing and apologize for not giving any updates and being so way behind on getti... Read Full Post
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No energy to write a long blog, though I’ve got many story nuggets collected. Consider this an execu... Read Full Post
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I am here and okay. There have been some changes but I feel strongly that they are the right ones. I... Read Full Post
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Welcome, August. I’m proud to say I made it through July – barely, but I made it. I’ve been home si... Read Full Post
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Goodbye sweet, curly ringlets. It is now Wednesday, July 24. I have been in the hospital for a... Read Full Post
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I was released from the hospital on Sunday. I was able to remain home until Wednesday afternoon when... Read Full Post
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I have been so moved by the comments left after my last two blogs. I am so touched and so in awe as... Read Full Post
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I am in the hospital starting the IVAC chemotherapy today. In the simplest terms, I'm doing it becau... Read Full Post
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Block Island crew (minus 1) enjoying a perfect day.I realize I’ve been absent from blogging and than... Read Full Post
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The Visible Ink program at Sloan-Kettering has posted the video from its 2013 staged reading. Here i... Read Full Post
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Ducking out in the rain with Craig for some Thai food to celebrate his birthday betweena very h... Read Full Post
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Hope you enjoy reading my latest piece for The Huffington Post's Generation Why Series: "A Complicat... Read Full Post
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A throwback photo.Sometimes I am embarrassed by how I reacted to my initial diagnosis, shocked at ho... Read Full Post
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I am two infusions into my second cycle of Gemcitabine. Today was supposed to be the last in the cyc... Read Full Post
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As I do most mornings, I woke up far too early and lay in my bed for a while scrolling through my Fa... Read Full Post
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Check out my latest contribution to The Huffington Post. It's addressed to oncology nurses and offer... Read Full Post
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When my mom takes notes at doctor’s appointments she likes to star and quote the good stuff. She lov... Read Full Post
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For three nights I’d wake up from a dead sleep gasping for air. I’d sit up straight in attempts to g... Read Full Post
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The May issue of Hartford Magazine containing all the 2013 Best Of Winners has hit the press. Turns... Read Full Post
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Check out this high school project our Diamond-side cousin, Halle, and her class partner, put togeth... Read Full Post
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The chemo-absorbing offerings at BurgerFi.I looked at the printout of my CBC bloodwork report with d... Read Full Post
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No chemo last Friday as scheduled. Here starts the “Special Karin Regimen.” We have no idea how my b... Read Full Post
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What a gratifying treat to be able to travel to Manhattan not for medical treatment or pow-wows, but... Read Full Post
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photo courtesySalvage treatment has started. I had my first infusion of Gemcitabine (Gemzar) chemoth... Read Full Post
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Though I’ve had many minor surgeries, I was most nervous about this one. It was only another lymph n... Read Full Post
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We’ve done a little shimmying and a little shaking with the schedule of events but I’ve long ago rel... Read Full Post
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When at its peak, my pain can be blinding and completely arresting. Toradol, a high-dose Aleve-type... Read Full Post
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Today's Starbucks nest. Thursday also starts with a “T” meaning that it qualifies as a Tuesday... Read Full Post
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No better way to start the day!My late friend Steve (ugh, “late” sounds so formal and awkward). Try... Read Full Post
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Lives come in every shape and color and that's what makes them beautiful. I was talking with so... Read Full Post
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Taking in the majesty of the Pacific.I realize I’ve been missing from the blog world for a while, bu... Read Full Post
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As is probably obvious, I've been taking a blogging hiatus. I miss writing and connecting with all o... Read Full Post
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Hartford Magazine is conducting its annual Best Of Hartford Readers' Poll. I'm in contention fo... Read Full Post
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When there are times as a grown woman that I have to be as dependent as a newborn, I latch on to the... Read Full Post
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The below piece was published yesterday on The Huffington Post and is featured in the Healthy Living... Read Full Post
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I am one round into this latest clinical trial: a combined therapy of Brentuximab Vendotin (SGN-35)... Read Full Post
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blog.1800gotjunk.comWe all have one of those closets that you need to kick its door with force to be... Read Full Post
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I passed all of the pre-tests with “flying colors” to get onto the NAE inhibitor Phase I trial at Co... Read Full Post
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MLN4924 chemical structureAt some point I'll write more eloquently about the adventures of the marat... Read Full Post
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I originally learned of this Zen story from a friend who shared it in her blog. I now think about it... Read Full Post
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Yawn. I am so tired. I'm sleeping 11 hours a night and still feel like I need a nap. Any little... Read Full Post
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(c) lifestyleoftheunemployed.tumblr.comI wish that it were different, but I ended 2012 on a downbeat... Read Full Post
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By the light of the treeAh, Christmas. It was a beautiful whirlwind of food, loud family gatherings,... Read Full Post
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Sending you all warm wishes of love, peace and laughs this holiday season. I hope that your days hav... Read Full Post
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Photo credit: newsnet5.comEvery parent and every educator, everyone who works with children in any c... Read Full Post
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A story to share that has nothing at all to do with me or the c-word. It's a piece I wrote for a wri... Read Full Post
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For all young adult cancer survivors out there – and those that love us. The Huffington Post ha... Read Full Post
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Annual Christmas tree hunt on the farm. The pain got to be very severe, setting in seethingly T... Read Full Post
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Thursday marked one year since Craig’s mom, Linda’s, passing. On that day, the sky literally opened... Read Full Post
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Home Alone booby trap success.(c) forallthosesleeping.buzznet.comWhen I was a junior at the Universi... Read Full Post
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Among the many things I am grateful for this Thanksgiving weekend is something I no longer have: my... Read Full Post
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At the beginning. I love you and am proud of you, sweet girl. I’ve actually been taking tangibl... Read Full Post
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Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook, Culver CityThis week will be a one-blog-entry week due to a variety o... Read Full Post
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Tomorrow we fly to Los Angeles, California, to say goodbye to my friend, Steve. Comprehending and ac... Read Full Post
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image copyright washingtonpost.com "I have always believed that hope is that stubborn thin... Read Full Post
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After several months of editing, the 2012 Visible Ink Staged Reading was posted to Sloan-Kettering's... Read Full Post
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I have been taking the Revlimid immunotherapy treatment pills for just about three weeks. I think it... Read Full Post
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This is a piece that I wrote and shared at Syllable: The Reading Series, held monthly in Hartford at... Read Full Post
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Craig and me with Chevonne putting our paws up before her performance at the Lady Gaga concert... Read Full Post
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This isn't the first time I've posted this poem by the poet we met in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, but... Read Full Post
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I want to sleep in late, but Sammy dog has to go out and get fed and so do I, so I get up. I want to... Read Full Post
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A visit to Dr. O’Connor with Columbia/NewYork-Presbyterian in NYC confirmed my gut instinct that giv... Read Full Post
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A little piece of my heart left me on Sunday. My incredible friend, my inspiration (he’d hate me cal... Read Full Post
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Breaking Bad as therapy?I’m sure everyone lives their days following receiving traumatic news a litt... Read Full Post
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My opponent: Reed Sternberg cell indicating Hodgkin Lymphoma presence. It looks... Read Full Post
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Monday is another PET Scan day. I’ve been on a schedule of one every three months. That means that o... Read Full Post
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Photo by Allison Hopkins Photography“If you place two living heart cells from two different people i... Read Full Post
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Mission: Find potential faces in nature that need just a little attention for their expressions to f... Read Full Post
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It was a particularly foggy-headed day. I had mustered the physical strength to get to the grocery s... Read Full Post
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A while back while I was being injected with the radioactive dye that would reveal any cancerous cel... Read Full Post
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Two of my favorites: Mer and John.Photo by the incredibly talented Alison Lassiter, alisonlassi... Read Full Post
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Some days it takes a very concerted effort not to completely unfold. It can be just plain exhausting... Read Full Post
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With my amazing group of high school girlfriends at Lisa's wedding in late July, now nearly all... Read Full Post
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Outside a kitschy Little Italy bakery For 100 days I could not step into the world wi... Read Full Post
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Five infusions of SGN-35 down. All went fine. I feel pretty damn good for one day post-chemo. I don'... Read Full Post
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Captain Jack reeling in the catch on the Lulu.From the vantage point of the Lulu lobster boat, we sa... Read Full Post
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We saw the sun rise over the Atlantic from the 1,500-foot summit of Cadillac Mountain. It was one of... Read Full Post
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It was this time a year ago. I was in the thick of allo transplant recovery, meaning I was tired, un... Read Full Post
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I always harp on the point that I don’t want to give the cancer credit for anything. If cancer is a... Read Full Post
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In some ways having cancer is very simple: It is a serious disease that invades your body and, in mo... Read Full Post
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Last Tuesday was my second Romidepsin treatment and it seems to have gone a little better than the f... Read Full Post
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Last Tuesday we left home at 7:45 AM for our visit to Duke, and walked back in the house about 7:30... Read Full Post
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Last week was spent completing various testing and reviewing treatment options.  There was one... Read Full Post
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It has been a couple of weeks since my last post, and most of the focus has been on my lower back an... Read Full Post
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It has been about 5 months since we last made the hour-and-a-half drive to Duke, but we found our wa... Read Full Post
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My last experience with Non Hodgkins T-Cell Lymphoma, which started about 18 months ago, involved al... Read Full Post
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Since my last post, we have continued with the radiation treatments and gleaned some additional info... Read Full Post
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We were fortunate enough to be able to spend the holidays with our families; Christmas with our daug... Read Full Post
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In my last post I was discussing aspects of the somewhat unexpected and/or potential difficulties th... Read Full Post
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It has been about 16 months since my initial cancer diagnosis, which started me and my family on a j... Read Full Post
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Just over 16 months ago, on June 6, 2012, I was told that I had a rare and aggressive form of Lympho... Read Full Post
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Next Thursday I have an appointment with Dr. Horwitz at Duke for my 3 month followup exam.  He... Read Full Post
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I have heard from many people that my blog has been very informative and inspirational.  In fac... Read Full Post
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I recall that, in reading the blogs of other cancer patients/survivors, it is quite common that the... Read Full Post
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Several significant dates and events have all come together this week, and what a grand week it has... Read Full Post
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Today is Day 73 post transplant.  The magic number for an autologus transplant (using my own ce... Read Full Post
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If you were to look at my cancer treatment in phases, the first phase was my diagnosis in June... Read Full Post
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Yesterday was Day 49 since my Bone Marrow Transplant, and my first followup visit with Dr. Horwitz s... Read Full Post
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A little over six weeks ago I was admitted to the hospital at Duke to begin my autologus bone marrow... Read Full Post
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Cancer sucks !!!!!!!!!Thank God for the many dedicated medical professionals, who have committed the... Read Full Post
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Looking at the calendar, I find that this is Day 23, after my transplant.  So 24 days ago I had... Read Full Post
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My battle with cancer over the last nine months has been a very consuming journey.  While I wou... Read Full Post
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Over the last several weeks I have developed a much deeper understanding of my body and how it works... Read Full Post
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My post from 3 days ago was just about at the low point of everything.  But since then I have s... Read Full Post
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We are approaching the end of Day 8 and my various counts have all pretty much reached zero.  T... Read Full Post
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My transplant started last Wednesday, which means that this is Day 3.  I have been making daily... Read Full Post
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In bone marrow transplant parlance, the actual day when the stem cells are transplanted back into th... Read Full Post
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I have reached a milestone of sorts.  After 3 days in the hospital and 7 chemo infusions, I hav... Read Full Post
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Well I am all checked into the Duke Hospital Transplant Unit (9200) and ready to start my high dose... Read Full Post
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On Wednesday of this week we head back to Duke for an appointment with Dr. Horwitz, followed by a fe... Read Full Post
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On Tuesday I was the proud recipient of a "central line", or Hickman Port, which enabled me to spend... Read Full Post
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Tomorrow is another visit to our home away from home, Duke Medical Center.  I will get a Hickma... Read Full Post
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The last week has been restful, and there are still a few more days remaining before my transplant k... Read Full Post
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As I write this post I am sitting in my hospital bed at Duke Medical Center.  Yesterday I was a... Read Full Post
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Yesterday was a very full day.  We left home at 7:30 AM and returned back at 7:00 PM.  Nee... Read Full Post
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This coming week with begin the second phase of my treatment for Non Hodgkins Peripheral T-Cell Lymp... Read Full Post
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My last chemo treatment was on December 11, which was almost 6 weeks ago.  And all of a sudden... Read Full Post
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Dr. Beaven called again Friday morning to advise that she had talked with Drs. Horwitz and Kelsy, an... Read Full Post
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After several days of waiting (cancer helps teach you patience) Dr. Beaven finally called yesterday... Read Full Post
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As some of you may recall from some of my earlier posts, I enjoy researching our family trees (both... Read Full Post
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Last Thursday we met with Dr. Kelsey in Radiation Oncology at Duke.  The purpose was to discuss... Read Full Post
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We met with Dr. Beaven at Duke yesterday to review the results of the reassessment testing I complet... Read Full Post
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Yesterday was reassessment testing day at Duke.  Blood work and a bone marrow biopsy, followed... Read Full Post
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I already have my Christmas present from Santa this year.  My last chemo treatment was over a w... Read Full Post
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I started to write a new post, confirming that last Tuesday was indeed my last chemptherapy treatmen... Read Full Post
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One more treatment remains.  Next Tuesday will be my last regularly scheduled chemo treatment a... Read Full Post
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I read something at church yesterday, and was struck by how very true it is.  "Allow us to be s... Read Full Post
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Yesterday was spent getting another chemotherapy treatment at Duke. It has been 2 weeks since I had... Read Full Post
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Five months ago I was diagnosed with cancer and, for a while, I wondered if I would be alive to see... Read Full Post
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Cancer is an ugly monster, and chemotherapy and radiation are it's twin brothers.  Surgery suck... Read Full Post
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This has been one very full and busy week.  On Monday, our granddaughter Eliza had brain surger... Read Full Post
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I have picked up several new readers recently and felt that a recap of my battle with cancer might b... Read Full Post
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Just got home from Duke and wanted to post a note that Eliza came through the surgery with flying st... Read Full Post
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This coming week marks the beginning of Cycle 4, hopefully my last chemotherapy cycle.  Of cour... Read Full Post
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On Monday of next week our 10 year old granddaughter Eliza will undergo major brain surgery at Duke... Read Full Post
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Recently, while taking one of my walks around the neighborhood, the sun was shining, and I noticed m... Read Full Post
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This year at church, when the choir started up again after their summer break, Holly and I both deci... Read Full Post
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Yesterday, we were at Duke for the final treatment in my 3rd Cycle.  And this morning I went to... Read Full Post
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We spent this past weekend down on the coast at Ocean Isle with some friends.  We have attended... Read Full Post
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Yesterday was another treatment day at Duke, and things went very smoothly.  Without question,... Read Full Post
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Yesterday was another Duke day, an opportunity to spend a few hours in those impressive facilities,... Read Full Post
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It has been 2 weeks since I had the PET scan and the bone marrow biopsy.  As reported earlier,... Read Full Post
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Last week was what I have come to refer to as my "heavy week".  Three consecutive days of chemo... Read Full Post
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While taking my walk today, I kept thinking about an incident that took place as we were leaving the... Read Full Post
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Today I just finished up my third consecutive day of chemotherapy, the usual start to a new treatmen... Read Full Post
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Our appointment with Dr. Beaven was at 12:00 noon today, but we had to feed the vampires in the lab... Read Full Post
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Tomorrow (Tuesday) we have an appointment with Dr. Beaven and will get the "official" results of my... Read Full Post
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I was reading on the Internet today and I came across a blog, written by a young lady named Heather,... Read Full Post
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The unofficial report we got today from Dr. Beaven, after completing my testing, was that I am makin... Read Full Post
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The next week will be a very significant period in my battle with Non Hodgkins Lymphoma.  On Th... Read Full Post
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I have never been much of a reader.  Aside from college text books, you could probably stack al... Read Full Post
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For some time now I have been thinking that I needed to do a post on how I found out that I had canc... Read Full Post
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Back in the middle of July, after the first 4 or 5 chemo treatments, I began to lose some of my hair... Read Full Post
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Yesterday morning we had to get up early to leave Emerald Isle and drive up to Duke for another trea... Read Full Post