Magic Number = 5

Magic Number = 5

I always wanted to do this math…. Since 6/23/11 I spent 32 days in the hospital as an in-patient. All of July 2011 The last 28 weeks, 196 days (less 56 for weekends, 140 biz days) I’ve spent 80 days of that time sitting in an infusion center for an average of 6hrs/day. North of … Continue reading

It’s the Final Countdown…

It’s the Final Countdown…

The music says it all, only 3 days left to raise money for the Down with Disease Team.  We are so close to our goal of $5,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  We will be walking this Saturday night in the Light the Night celebration with friends and family.  We get to celebrate my … Continue reading

Finding ways to keep busy…

Finding ways to keep busy…

So I got 2 things going on these days, Chemo and raising money for Light the Night. Chemo again, since everyone is asking?  Yes this was expected.  I am in what’s called Consolidation.  For me, its 4 weeks of ATO (1 hour infusion) and 2 weeks of ATRA (pills) concurrently, then 4 weeks off.  From … Continue reading

Passing the time…and Lighting the Night

Passing the time…and Lighting the Night

Being healthy is kind of boring these days, not much to complain about.  To-do lists and chores have replaced the structure of being an inpatient in the hospital.  I have to keep myself busy…right.  That’s what the doctor’s orders are these days. Since I have been feeling great, hanging out with my new immune system … Continue reading

My new normal…about 30° off kilter

My new normal…about 30° off kilter

As a person who formally had cancer (in-remission for 7 days now), my normal is slightly off-kilter. My axises no longer align the way they used to.  What used to be simple decisions now are carefully planned tactical executions.  Everything now gets a cost-benefit analysis.  Is this food worth the units of insulin?  Is this … Continue reading