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Chemo by the numbers

Mar 29, 2017 | Cancer | By Shawn Parker

I was going over my time spent dealing with the chemo and was able to figure out some interesting numbers. Okay, maybe interesting to just me, but here goes:

  • 117 days from beginning chemo ‘till returning to work.
  • 20 days of chemo treatments.
  • 3 days spent overnight in the hospital.
  • 2 visits to the hospital ER.
  • More than 100 hours spent in the oncology ward.
  • More than 70 liters of fluid pumped in to my body.
  • More than 50 pokes with a needle.
  • More than 15 vomit sessions.
  • More than 12 days spent sleeping all day.
  • More than 8 doses of morphine.
  • Up to 5 days between significant meals.
  • Up to 5 days between poops. But also…
  • 2 episodes of shitting my pants.

The most important number of all, though, is the 2808 hours of unconditional love from the wife.

Tagged as: chemo, numbers, stats, time