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The Real Deal.

January 31, 2015


On January 7th, I bared the bump on my upper-left chest to the oncology nurse, she pushed against my access port a few times and, once again, plunged the half-inch needle down to the clear plastic elbow. This marked the beginning of my reentry into the world of chemotherapy. Just as we had on the […]

83% through 33%

August 27, 2014


I’ve officially made the transition from counting up the number of days I’ve had radiation treatments, to counting down the number of days remaining. That’s a pretty big deal. …especially if you’re my insides. My baseline of existence for the last few weeks has been squeezing waterfalls out of my backside to the point of […]

Deuces Wild.

August 13, 2014


It was apparent from the first consult with the radiologist, that the┬áthird week of treatment was going to be a benchmark of sorts. It didn’t disappoint. With chemotherapy’s crippling nausea addressed and mostly behind me, I had the radiation side effects to prepare for; specifically, the radiation burn and diarrhea. The burn, akin to a […]

Learning Curve.

August 5, 2014


Week one will always be remembered as my indoctrination into the depths of cancer treatment side effects. It seemed hourly that Cassie and I were analyzing and re-analyzing every aspect of my living. The daily radiation treatments quickly became routine, one additional errand I had to accomplish each morning. I’d first check in at the […]