We Have a Plan

So, we have a plan.  I will check into City of Hope on December 7 to begin my bone marrow transplant festivities.  On the morning of the 7th I will receive a Hickman catheter, which is wider gauged than the PICC line I now have in my left arm.  I guess marrow is thicker than […]

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Pop Quiz

We’ve received some good news 🙂  The pneumonia infection in my lung has gotten smaller, according to a follow-up X-ray.  It appears to be fungal, not bacterial, which makes it more difficult to off, but I’m being pumped with endless IV antibiotics and anti-fungals round the clock.  I will have a follow up CT scan […]

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Hope

HOPE – (Have Only Positive Expectations) Friday was the best day in a long time.  We drove up to City of Hope in Duarte, where my Newport team of docs decided I need to be at this point.  Didn’t really know where the hell Duarte was previously, but we now have the route memorized and […]

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What Cide Effectz?

So, I’m staring at this ever-growing mass of pill bottles and ever-expanding list of procedures, and I’m starting to wonder about all of the combined potential side effects I may have the pleasure of experiencing due to all this sh*t I’m exposing my body to.  Don’t be alarmed, I won’t list all 2,361 here, just […]

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Don’t Hate Me Because My Esophagus is Beautiful

I want to sincerely thank everyone from the bottom of my heart for the kind compliments on the beauty of my esophagus!  It means so much to me!  (I also just like saying the word esophagus.) I thoroughly enjoyed a very luxurious weekend at home and not at my HAFH (Hoag Away From Home)!  It’s […]

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