Monthly Archives: November 2017

The Thing About the Hair

Today was the day that I got my hair cut for a cranial prosthesis, aka a wig, which, by the way, isn’t covered by insurance as we learned this morning, and it’s not a small ticket item. Thank God for … Continue reading

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First Chemo

I got my first chemo infusion this morning. I was a little concerned that I would have to put it off because it seemed the cold I’d had back in Denver decided to reconstitute itself into bronchitis and a sinus … Continue reading

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Righteous Anger

I’m really angry right now. There are, on any given day, over 14 Million people in the world with cancer. That’s not what’s pissing me off. Cancer’s like a car getting hit by a tree in the forest. It’s an … Continue reading

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Time for a Break

In my previous life, I was an IT consultant working for a large consulting firm, helping to solve technical problems and provide support for a number of different projects and customers. My most recent project was probably the most rewarding … Continue reading

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The Diagnosis – Part V – The Scans

When you’re diagnosed with cancer, the doctors need a certain number and type of scans to determine if and how much the cancer has spread. So after you’ve had a mammogram with ultrasound and a biopsy, the next step is … Continue reading

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Treatment Step 1: Install the Port

I feel like I’m becoming a Borg. I’ve just had new hardware installed, a chemo port. I had my choice between having a port put into my chest, or having PIC lines hanging out of my arm. I know me. … Continue reading

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The Diagnosis – Part IV – The Big Meeting

The “Big Meeting” was scheduled for a week after I’d gotten the biopsy results. They didn’t have any openings left for that week or I’d have been there. I took a colleague from work with me and also had my … Continue reading

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