Tag Archives: colon cancer

One day at a time.

The results of the spinal biopsy came in. It was indeed colorectal cancer in my vertebrae. When I asked how it got there she said it could have been there from the beginning, but simply dormant. OR that it recently … Continue reading

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First follow up

First follow up with the clinical trial today.  My white blood cell count is low.  ANC is 800.  This is actually the first time my WBCs have gotten low.  Previously it was the platelets.  The funny thing is, it has … Continue reading

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So far…so good

It is week 4 of the clinical trial.  I take pills for 5 days, then off for 2, then again for 5 days, then off for 16 days. The main symptom I experienced in those first two weeks was pretty … Continue reading

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obstacles to gratitude

I haven’t been writing much lately, simply because I have been so busy.  My mom recently had a health issue.  She woke up in the morning and could not open one eye.  They admitted her to the hospital to check … Continue reading

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Pooped

Enforced break from Xeloda (chemo pills) started on Thursday.  My bilirubin levels were high, and my white and red blood cells too low.  Honestly, the reason I haven’t been writing much is because I have just been plain exhausted.  I’ve been … Continue reading

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Interesting…

Saw my oncologist yesterday and found out some very interesting news.  My lung oncologist does not agree with the radiation doctor.  He does not believe the small things in my lungs are cancer at all, but simply some stray areas … Continue reading

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