… and, Breathe

Originally posted on The Life of Things:
November 18.  Four years ago today we got the news that we’d been waiting for.  The molecular scan of my latest bone marrow biopsy showed I was in molecular remission.  It was a big deal.  My honey gave me a necklace with the date, a heart, and an…

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Random Thoughts on a Wednesday

I was just wondering, uh… now I forget. It’s a rainy day in Central Illinois.  It’s been rainy for a few days now.  Unusual in our experience here.  It reminds us of Oregon.  Day after day of rain and rain and rain.  It’s sort of nice actually. Leaves are falling, and all over the ground.Continue reading “Random Thoughts on a Wednesday”

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Go Live a Normal Life

I’m crying.  I can’t seem to stop.  I dry up for awhile, and then there they are again, tears falling down my face uncontrollably.  I’m not sad… no, not at all.  These are tears of joy.  Tears from days, and weeks, sometimes hours, and two years and four months. Wow.  What should I do now.Continue reading “Go Live a Normal Life”

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Maintaining

Getting the maintenance phase of this all worked out is… happening.  Had to go in again today (had the CBC yesterday) for another blood test (one of my liver function tests were high from last week and my doc, who is the hospital doc this week, didn’t get it ordered before we went in yesterday).Continue reading “Maintaining”

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Letting Out A Breath

I’ve been holding my breath for what seems like a lifetime.  Moments of being so very afraid, but not letting myself think about it.  So scared sometimes.  When something like this happens to you you fight that all the time.  I am, as all who know me would probably attest to, a positive person.  IContinue reading “Letting Out A Breath”

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On the Verge

Karen just got off the phone with Nancy.  My blood count is a mixed bag.  The reds are up over a point each (yay!)… they couldn’t get a good platelet count because they were clotted (I guess this happens all the time and is common, but has never happened to me), but they could tellContinue reading “On the Verge”

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Neutropenic… Again

Just got the news from today’s blood test.  I am, once again, neutropenic.  Numbers are low.  They are hoping they don’t stay low for long, given that I’m on the neupogen.  Here’s crossing our fingers, toes, and whatever else you can cross, that I don’t get another neutropenic fever.  I haven’t had a fever atContinue reading “Neutropenic… Again”

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Haven’t Posted In A FEW… My Apolgies

Hey gang…  here I am, posting again.  Got some good news today… the numbers are up.  I’m still neutropenic, but now I’m in the moderate category instead of critical.  That’s a good thing.  I’m happy.  Means that a couple of little things that have not been healing, one of them being a nasty mouth sore,Continue reading “Haven’t Posted In A FEW… My Apolgies”

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Saturday And A Haircut

Hey all…  It’s Saturday.  A day when my honey and I can hang together a bit more…. even though she is still the energizer bunny taking care of the house, the grounds, the shopping, the cleaning, the loads to the dump, and me.  She gave me a haircut today.  I was overdue.  Getting kind ofContinue reading “Saturday And A Haircut”

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No Sweat? Not!

Good morning Friday.  It was a rough one last night.  New bed, no sleep.  Go figure.  It’s a usual thing, or at least seems to be.  Come home from the hospital… sleep really well the first night, don’t sleep the second.  I don’t think I slept more than an hour last night.  Miserable.  Seems whenContinue reading “No Sweat? Not!”

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Back Home With a New Bed

Yep folks…  came home yesterday, for those who didn’t already see it on Facebook.  Sorry I didn’t blog, but it was sort of a long day and I just wanted to settle in when we got back here.  Now we’re back into the home routine.  Hanging out… Not feeing too terrible today.  I am havingContinue reading “Back Home With a New Bed”

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Cheesecake Factory Teaser

Day three…. New IV site this afternoon after my chemo round earlier today. The first one lasted three days. Not bad considering the harshness of the chemo drug and the steroids they have to keep pushing because of my continued throat reaction. The first site was getting sore, hence the change of site. Hopefully thisContinue reading “Cheesecake Factory Teaser”

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Chef Salad

Had a lovely chef salad today for lunch accompanied by a wheat roll and a small tidbit of a brownie. It was so nice to be able to eat a salad with veggies on it. Really…. You don’t realize how much you miss them until you can’t have them. Had my second round of theContinue reading “Chef Salad”

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Doctor’s Appointment… Check

Met with Dr. Bigler today. All went well and we are a go for the next round. We go into the hospital tomorrow at 8:00 and start the first of five rounds of the next chemo med. The doc said it’s simmer to idarubicin with the only exceptions being that it’s blue and it couldContinue reading “Doctor’s Appointment… Check”

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Neutropenic No More!

Yay!  Just got the results back from today’s blood work.  I am no longer neutropenic.  Which means we are going out tonight.  Costco, Sleep Country to order our new mattress, and probably out to dinner.  Or at least to get dinner to go!  I have two days of freedom… Nancy said we are a goContinue reading “Neutropenic No More!”

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Sprung…. Day Four

Karen and I got sprung from the hospital today, not long after my last push was completed.  We just got a call from Nancy letting us know what my blood counts were from yesterdays draw.  They only drew me once while we were there and those numbers are stable and still up.  Nancy told usContinue reading “Sprung…. Day Four”

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