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Chemo by the numbers

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 […]

March 29, 2017 | Cancer | Comments Off on Chemo by the numbers

Achievement Unlocked: Chemo Complete!

Today marked my last day of chemo treatment for this shitty ol’ cancer. While I want to celebrate with reckless abandon I’m not over the hump just yet. In 4 weeks I go in for new scans to see if the chemo did its job. If it didn’t there’s surgery in my future. My diagnosis […]

July 17, 2015 | Cancer, Chemo Day | Comments Off on Achievement Unlocked: Chemo Complete!

Round 2 begins

Hair loss is in full swing. My head is the worst. It got very patchy and had to be shaved down again. The rest of my body is actually thinning out nicely and not getting patchy. Its kinda weird how that’s going. Today another week of infusions start. I can’t say that I’m looking forward […]

May 26, 2015 | Cancer, Chemo Day | Comments Off on Round 2 begins

On losing hair

I started to lose hair this week. Its coming out in clumps. Not everywhere, mostly my face and my ass. I finally trimmed back the goatee because it was getting a bit gross losing long hairs all over the place. That and my skin hurts a bit (I don’t know if that’s normal or not). […]

May 20, 2015 | Cancer | Comments Off on On losing hair

Chemo: day 5 (belated)

Friday hit me like a two ton… heavy thing. Caution, this could get gross. I’m just now getting back to feeling how I felt on Thursday: nauseated, tired and creaky. I finally pooped. Between the stool softeners, the Ex-Lax and the Lactulose I finally got rid of the contents of my bowels. It wasn’t pretty, […]

May 11, 2015 | Cancer, Chemo Day | Comments Off on Chemo: day 5 (belated)

Chemo: day 4

That’s me putting on a brave face for the camera. Again, Chris’ credit card pays off in spades. I got a different nurse today. He was good. It looks like this hospital is staffed pretty well. I slept through most of the treatment. We came home and I slept some more. The nausea is pretty […]

May 7, 2015 | Cancer, Chemo Day | Comments Off on Chemo: day 4

Chemo: day 3

I got me a private room today. It was pretty nice. I was able to nap for about half of the session. And no personnel issues today so everything moved right along. I heard some folks didn’t get to go home ’till about 8pm last night. Yeesh. I’m really starting to feel the nausea now. […]

May 6, 2015 | Cancer, Chemo Day | Comments Off on Chemo: day 3

Chemo: day 2

The IV today fucking hurt. Getting the port sounds good again 😉 But I think I’ll have to average out the suck across 5 days and see what it looks like. It was a long day today. In for about 6.5 hours since there was a back-up in getting the drugs out in a timely […]

May 5, 2015 | Cancer, Chemo Day | Comments Off on Chemo: day 2

Chemo: day 1

I peed. A lot. 7 times in 2 hours. I wasn’t able to get in to have a port installed before this so I’m doing direct IV catheters for now. I’ll see if it gets too bad. If it does I’ll get it put in. If I can deal with the catheters I’ll skip the […]

May 4, 2015 | Cancer | Comments Off on Chemo: day 1

Cancer verdict: Stage IIC Seminoma

Got in to see an oncologist yesterday. Not the oncologist that will be administering my chemo, but the first Oncologist that I could get in to see and get more information from. Stage IIC, which I’ve also seen referred to as “Bulky Stage II”, means: Cancer found within the testicle or surrounding tissue Cancer has […]

April 18, 2015 | Cancer, Life | Comments Off on Cancer verdict: Stage IIC Seminoma