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Hope: Scanning Fear and Cancer Treatment

My strength softened these last few days as I began to seriously explore the possibility of my treatment failing to destroy the tumor in my chest. More chemo…an operation… I just completed my third of four scheduled chemotherapy marathons and … Continue reading

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Three Miles to Chemotherapy

I wanted to write about something other than chemotherapy because I felt that I’d written enough about it. Whole books could be written on the subject, but without proper style, the reader might benefit more from popping downers. I wanted … Continue reading

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Disassociating Nausea, an Exercise in Chemotherapy

Cycle Three: Expectations of NauseaMy third cycle of chemotherapy starts this Thursday and I dread the forthcoming nausea. I can request a change in nausea meds but I’m concerned that such a change could intensify the nausea. I have instead … Continue reading

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What is chemotherapy like?

Many people close to me have asked about my cancer treatment. They ask what I do while receiving treatment, or if I can feel the chemo drugs enter my body. This post is meant to address these and other questions … Continue reading

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Chemotherapy Fatigue

Last Friday I completed my first of four etoposide and cisplatin (chemotherapy) rounds*. The only positive that I can identify is the time I spent with family and friends accompanying me to treatment. Otherwise I have nothing positive to say. … Continue reading

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On my third day of chemo my body said to me …

On my third day of chemo my body said to stop. Last night I fell asleep hard in the middle of an action film at 7:30 pm. Through mental might I managed to brush my teeth and get in bed. … Continue reading

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Transitioning Lenses–Final Moments until Chemotherapy

I start chemotherapy in eleven hours, at ten tomorrow morning. Today has felt like one of the steadiest days of my life. I spent much of it with my brother and father, who make it easy to feel healthy. I … Continue reading

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