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My Journey 11/14/10

This has been a good and sobering week. The tenth was one year since I was diagnosed. Since that point I figured I would put the tally together of the treatment and procedures that I’ve undergone. 12 rounds of ABVD chemotherapy (three hours each)1 Bronchoscopy1 Mediastinoscopy2 rounds of ICE chemotherapy (three days each)4 PET scansApheresis […]

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2 My Journey 10/26/10

I got sprung!  Not really, but the doctors gave me the ok to come home.  I spent five days at Brent’s Place.  Its about five blocks from PSL.  Went in on monday and had my blood drawn for testing.  Went back in on Wednesday for more labs.  I got my results on back from the […]

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1 My Journey 10/18/10

Sorry for the delay on the haps since the last entry. It has been an emotional roller coaster. From watching my counts fluctuate up and down, to getting a little bug while my counts were at zero, to going out side for the first time in two and a half weeks. The month in the […]

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My Journey 10/7/10

Yesterdays daily conversation with my doctor helped me understand some inner working of the human body and help quell a little anxiety that I was having due to a fluctuating blood counts.  Tuesday we saw a n increase in my ANC count (neutropenic count) to 20.  Its a small number, but was excited to see it […]

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2 My Journey 9/29/10

9/27/10 – A Rebirth… There is something to say about watching your life move through tubes and syringes.  Monday was my Stem-cell transplant.  The culmination of all the treatments, hospital stays, IV’s, doctor visits, name bands, paperwork and stress all came down to a one hour period of time.  There was a huge out pour […]

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My journey 9/26/10 – day -1

So I am disconnected from my pump buddy which is nice for a change. Get to come and go as I please on the third floor here at St. Lukes. I thought I would try out this I phone app to try a blog update. I’m sitting on the spin bike listening to Gwar. Oh […]

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3 My Journey 9/22/10

   Let me back track a more than a week… Got a call from the infusion center at P/SL about the counts and how many stem-cells we harvested.  The doctors told me that we need a minimum of 2 million to do the transplant.  5 million is recommended and we harvested 9.4 million.  It takes 2-4 […]

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My Journey 9/14/10

This is a trip!  I am hooked up to the machine that separates my stem-cells from my blood.  Its a centrifuge that is able to separate the different parts of my blood.  Frankly I dont really need to know any more about it than that.    Today is day -13 until transplant.  I have been […]

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My Journey 9/9/10

   So there’s been quite a bit going on since my last update.  I had a tooth pulled on Aug. 25th.  Reason being I had a root canal done when I was 10 years old.  The tooth had a potential crack in it up by my jaw bone.  It was an upper tooth just left […]

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2 My Journey 8/18/10

   Sorry for the delay everyone, Things have been a little hectic after I finished up my second round of ICE chemo.  A lot of good things are happening and moving forward. The best thing that has happened in the last couple weeks is I am engaged!  Erika has been such an important person in […]

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