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Chemo 50, 51, and 52

I have been slow to update, but the rounds continue. Since I last posted I had the dubious milestone of reaching the half century, then adding a few more to that total. Round 51 had the honor of punctuating an extensive course of manflu, which served only to elongate the recovery even further and giving me a few days off work in the process. Its hard enough just being a man, let along getting the flu, and when compounded with chemotherapy, its a triple whammy.

The most recent round of chemo has been one of the harder ones. The nausea was just that little bit worse, lasting just that little bit longer. It’s always hard to know from round to round if it is getting worse, or whether or not I’m just minimizing the effects of previous rounds in my mind as a coping mechanism. Either way, this round has certainly been a bit harder than previous.

Of course in the midst of all of this has been the change in living environment, and this has been a change for the better. Being out of the city, having silent nights to sleep to, and having a much bigger living abode are all adjustments that make chemo just a little bit easier. We have been in our new house for almost 2 months now, and it has been a real pleasure to live in.

So from here the next round will coincide with Christmas, which, as 2 years of tradition will dictate, means I skip a round. The next round will fall in the New Year sometime, and will be preceded by a CT scan later this month for which I shall update you all on.

Until next time…

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  1. ncw
    December 11, 2012 at 9:55 am

    Thanks Jared,

    I really appreciate your blogs and your way of coping in difficult circumstances. It gives much food for thought.

    Many regards

    Tony Wansbrough (Dr)

  2. Theresa V
    December 15, 2012 at 12:35 am

    Have a special Christmas as I am sure you will celebrating with family the birth of Christ, & thank goodness you get a reprieve from nausea. Blessings!

  3. December 19, 2012 at 8:57 am

    Best of luck with that CT scan. And have a wonderful Christmas – it is great that it will be chemo-free.

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