Pick a good dream. The anesthesiologist tells me this is her only requirement. This task was not as easy as it sounds. I found myself getting slightly anxious about not having catalogued my dreams. What if I don’t wake up? What’s the last thing I want to be thinking about? How could I not have…Read More New years eve – and finally a win!
Today is the day – heading into the hospital shortly for the biopsy. Eli is here helping support me – he flew in from Boulder last night and it’s amazing to have his company. I’m still anxious to get this done. Getting this scheduled during the holidays has not been easy. I’m also nervous in…Read More Biopsy today
This week has been filled with surgery consultations, calls with nurses, logistics etc. I ended up skipping the trip w/family to Boston because I needed to deal with this biopsy decision, consultations and etc. I was originally scheduled to have it done yesterday (wed) but that moved to Friday (tomorrow). So I’ve been flying solo…Read More The biopsy – tomorrow
Not great news. The first line treatment hasn’t worked. While the cancer has shrunk significantly, based on the CT/PET results it’s still there and active. It’s in 2 locations – so far as I understand these are sites that were already active. That means cells are either mutated, resistant, or maybe something else. I now…Read More The test results (a punch in the gut)
Today is a big day: it’s my grandmother’s funeral, it’s the last day of school for the year for the kids, and I get my test results. If I were a superstitious person I don’t know if I would think this is a good or a bad thing. It’s a good thing I’m not superstitious.…Read More chemolog: day 135
It’s been an eventful past few days. Here’s the latest. Visiting my Grandma for the last time I was feeling great early last week and was doing a lot of visits with folks, went into the office and saw my colleagues (felt normal for a few hours) and was able to catch up with others.…Read More Goodbye Grandma; PET/CT scans
This round has been brutal. The body and brain are not on the same page: brain wants to GO, body needs to rest. Body is winning. I can feel the cumulative effects of repeatedly poisoning myself. With a few exceptions I’ve been living life within a several foot radius of my bed though I have…Read More Round 6, day 8