Posted on December 4, 2014
Posted on December 4, 2014Well all the goalline is in sight. Chemotherapy is done. Monday December 8th, begins 6 weeks of Radiation and that should shut the book on this chapter.
I want to thank Russ Brown and Jeff Kokx for an amazing Fundraiser convention at Enchanted Grounds in Highlands Ranch Colorado, and the Pathfinder Society community here in Denver. They really just banged a Grand Slam or critical awesomeness for me.
So 6 weeks and I should be a cancer Free Man!
Thank you to all for your love and support over the last 20 weeks...6 more to go!
Posted on September 30, 2014
Posted on September 30, 2014Hey All!
It's been a bit since I have given everyone an update about my goings on!
So this Monday I started Round 2 of my Chemotherapy. The short name is AC...the long name is. Adriamycin and Cytoxan. Shall I say that the first treatment has gone well..it hasn't. Within about a minute of getting the Adriamycin I was throwing up. And it didn't really stop until around 6pm last night. Today I have been urpy and ughy. The anti-nausea meds aren't really doing their job so well. Before 8000 of your start telling me use Pot just me I have already walked down that rabbit hole as well. Long story short this is going to be a rough ride.
So last week I got to take an amazing trip to the Grand Cayman...swam with a Dolphin, held a Stingray, and got to play with a toddler Sea Turtle. (Scritching them under the neck makes a sea turtle very docile) Overall a great time and more or less relaxing.
The week prior I got Neupognen, (boosts my White Blood Cell count strengthening my immune system). It is fast acting, and side effects last about a week. As mentioned before it the main side effect is deep bone ache due to it driving my bone marrow into over drive to produce White Blood Cells. Well my legs from hip to knee are in agonizing pain..which is fading (not fast enough)...until today when I get Neulasta (Neupogen's big brother) See AC will tank my Immune system faster and more harshly. So I have to get a bigger booster...which has the same side effects except is is a long term drug...so don't think my legs are going to get much of a reprieve.
Hang on to your Hats kids!! There is more! A few weeks ago I was in the hospital because of a Kidney Stone. Well since then I have had the Kidney Pain resurface, from time to time. Oncologist office ordered a urine test and I was told I have a high level of blood in my urine...so they ordered an ultra sound of my Kidneys and that turned up nothing...however I now have an appointment with a Urologist tomorrow to see what else is or isn't wrong with me. YAY!!!
Posted on August 8, 2014
Posted on August 8, 2014Hey All,
It's been a bit since I last updated. Sorry about that. Life with Cancer and all getting in the way. I want to take a moment to thank EVERYONE that is supporting me...emotionally or financially. It has meant a lot to me.
I have had to make an adjustment to the Fundraiser, two new bills rolled in. Surgeon's bill and my anesthesiologist's bill both about $600 each. So adding $1200 to my bills.
As always thank you for your support and love. It is making this fight much easier.