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Cisplatin – Week 3

August 1, 2018 I started getting my blood draws done at the Bellevue clinic to help with how long I’m sitting in the infusion center each week. There are probably 25 patients that are brought in and roomed each time … Continue reading

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Cisplatin – Week 2

July 25, 2018 Today was a long-assed day. I started with a 6 hour infusion of Cisplatin downtown in the Infusion Center. I had called in yesterday about the feeling that either the anti-nausea meds or something was messing with … Continue reading

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Cisplatin – Week 1

I started on a new weekly chemo today. It’s a platinum-based radiosensitizer called Cisplatin. It’s got some tough side effects. I’m hoping that because I’m on a lower dose, the side effects are less as well. I already have chemo brain and peripheral neuropathy, and I would prefer neither got worse. Continue reading

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Back at Work – For a While At Least

I mentioned earlier that the Radiation Oncologist suggested that I go back to work for a while because the effects of radiation won’t affect me til the end of treatment. So… I went back to work full time about a … Continue reading

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Endoscopy Results

July 6, 2018 After the PET last week, the oncologists got together with the radiologists, pulmonologists (lung docs) and gastroenterologists (gut docs) to talk about my “new” area of concern. It was decided that rather than do a bronchoscope, it … Continue reading

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The Decisions

July 11, 2018 In the past 2 weeks, there’s been a lot of conversation about what to do with the new node in the middle of my chest. The conversations, what they’ve told me of them, have been around whether … Continue reading

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Another Lost Holiday

July 2, 2018 Cancer claimed yet another holiday off from me this week. First it was Thanksgiving. I wasn’t doing chemo yet, but it was happening the week after. My Thanksgiving was by no means “normal.” Then Christmas. Then my … Continue reading

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