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Chemo 31.0

As the sands of time slip through an hour glass, so too do the days of chemo.

This last round was vomit absent but nausea plentiful. If anything, it really knocked me around a bit more that some previous rounds. I’m usually starting to feel a bit more normal by Monday, but this time around, Monday felt more like a Sunday, with sleeping the best way to pass the time.

People often ask me if each round gets worse. The short answer is yes, but I think the rounds on the whole have plateaued long ago and it is only a slow descent into misery now. Each round really mimics the previous, with differences mostly centering around it’s own quirks and irrational symptomatology. On the whole, whilst there is a slow decline with each round, I have very much settled into the routine of chemo once every 2 weeks. The routine helps to make it predictable, and also helps to make it a scheduled part of life, rather than the uninvited monster that it is. I guess routine becomes it’s own coping mechanism.

Until next time…

Categories: Cancer Update
  1. rhys
    May 31, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    you’re the man bro. stick it to the cancer

  2. Catherine
    June 2, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    Talk about an endurance race, may you and your loved ones have renewed spirits every day. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and Hannah.

  3. ndrtav
    June 9, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    I saw you on 20/20. I am a doctor too and i can only admire your wife and your strenght. At the same time i wanted to tell you that noone knows what’s going to happen. Stay positive.
    My best friend was diagnosed with a poorly differentiated breast carcinoma with 14 positive lymph nodes, this was 6 years ago now and she’s doing great. My father’s uncle was diagnosed with “terminal bowel cancer”, it was all over his liver, lymph nodes and with peritoneal seeding. He’s doing fine 3 years later and he’s now 75.
    If you believe there’s a God, as i do, only He knows when he’ll call us. I promise to keep you in my prayers. I’ll be following your blog! Thanks for sharing your story with us.

  4. mercedes
    June 9, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    hi ,i would like to suggest Alka Vita drops,they have definately changed my life.i have ‘chronic pain’ (untreated three story fall which was over ten years ago now). and i have heard that cancer patients recieving chemo benefit hugely from the side effects by taking Alka Vita drops.i hope you look into it and share it with loved ones.

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