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Done with Chemo – Again

August 24, 2018 I finished my last dose of Cisplatin the day after I finished radiation. I had 50% dose of this drug because the side effects were getting to be too much. The neuropathy was bad enough that my … Continue reading

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1st Radiation Treatment

June 25, 2018 Today was it. The first day of radiation. The first day of a major hurdle in my treatment. I spent some time Saturday catching up with a friend from elementary and high school down at Pike Market … 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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The Diagnosis – Part II – Finding a Provider

If I were still living in Houston, or anywhere within 500 miles of Texas for that matter, this would be a no-brainer. I’d be at MD Anderson and probably Houston┬áMethodist Hospital. Since I moved to Seattle instead, there are about … Continue reading

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