Archive for November, 2009

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First Week of Chemo, First Infusion Complete

Saturday marked the end of my first week of chemotherapy. Based on my experience with it in the past I thought I’d have all sorts of horror stories to share, but it went fairly well. Starting Monday night and ending Friday night, I took Zofran at 5:00p and 10:00p, then took the actual chemo drug [...]

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Chemotherapy Starts Tomorrow

It’s been another crazy week… this one in preparation of starting chemotherapy tomorrow. Since I need someone closer than Houston to be overseeing me while on chemo, it took a lot of calling, a doctor appointment, prescription transferring, etc., to get me ready for to start.¬†When I got back to work last Monday I had [...]

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Final Update From Friday

Well, the week is over. It’s Saturday morning and I’m just trying to get my stuff packed before heading to the airport. Dad is already at Hobby, taking a different flight home. It suddenly dawned on me that I have staples in my head so it will be another fun experience in airport security with [...]

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Surgery Was Successful

After waking up at 4:00am and getting ready for the long day, we left for surgery. We arrived a bit early even though we thought it would start late. Surprisingly it was like clockwork. I was in the OR by 7:00 after all the screening, prep, and “cocktail hour” of a relaxation drug they gave [...]

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Biopsy/Surgery Tomorrow!

Dad and I made it to Houston safely yesterday and spent the day in appointments to prepare for tomorrow’s surgery/biopsy. I met first thing with Dr. Weinberg. The first step was to get a new set of lifesavers on my head (see above). It was a bit of deja vu having them added again. And [...]