Chemo: Round 5 – Little bit harder, just a little bit more, a little bit further than you gone before

Well, believe it or not, chemo still sucks. We met with my oncologist yesterday before my infusions to check in again on my recent CT scan. There wasn't really too much new stuff to go over - just a few details of how we might proceed after the 8th round of chemo. It's sounding like … Continue reading Chemo: Round 5 – Little bit harder, just a little bit more, a little bit further than you gone before

Chemo: Round 4 – Woah, we’re half way there… Woah, livin’ on a prayer

Well, here I am, sitting through my fourth round of infusions. Halfway through my originally planned 8 chemo sessions. I have a CT scan scheduled next week, on 8/26 and my oncologist is supposed to call me on 8/27 to go over the results. We'll see which of these 3 things is happening: My cancer … Continue reading Chemo: Round 4 – Woah, we’re half way there… Woah, livin’ on a prayer

Chemo: Round 3 – Fun with Oxaliplatin-induced Peripheral Neuropathy!

Three down, five to go in my initial course of treatment. I had my third set of infusions yesterday, and, after hearing about it, I'm finally experiencing oxaliplatin-induced peripheral neuropathy. I know most of you are asking yourself, what's oxaliplatin-induced peripheral neuropathy? Is it a real thing or just something Matt's trying to get me … Continue reading Chemo: Round 3 – Fun with Oxaliplatin-induced Peripheral Neuropathy!

As high as you’re legally allowed to give it, I’ll take it…

So, the cancer affects your life in ways seemingly unrelated to the masses in your colon and liver. it kind of adds a sort of bonus level sometimes to ordinarily menial tasks. Don’t get me wrong, before cancer, going to the dentist was never a fun thing to do. With cancer, it’s even more unpleasant. … Continue reading As high as you’re legally allowed to give it, I’ll take it…