Tag Archives: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center

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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Cisplatin – Week 4

August 8, 2018 This is Week 4 of Cisplatin. The neuropathy and chemo brain seem to not be getting any worse. I’m noticing that I’m more tired and have less stamina to get things done again. Some of this is … 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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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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