Monthly Archives: November 2010

Nuke it

I am officially on round 2 of chemo! I guess they heard what a good time I was having and decided to nip that in the bud! Also, since I have my doctor back, he’s upped the dose of chemo … Continue reading

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Saturday

Boy was it a beautiful day in New York City!!! This is a picture I took this morning from the roof of our new apartment building. Man, what a day! We are currently moving into our new apartment. My parents … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving

Yesterday was Thanksgiving, and as crazy as it might sound, I have A LOT to be thankful for this year! Going through something like this really puts life in perspective and I am constantly blown away at how lucky I … Continue reading

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Broadway and Balloons

Last night we went to Memphis on Broadway. Simply incredible. The story was great and the music was even better. If you are ever up here and trying to decide what to see, don’t hesitate to see this show. Here … Continue reading

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Superman is dead but Macy’s lives forever

Haha, well maybe not dead, but not lasting as long as I’d hoped! I woke up this morning with the beginnings of my first mouth sore forming on the tip of my tongue. I’ve been fortunate to avoid them this … Continue reading

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Superman

We went in for blood work again today and got some good news! Not only have my WBCs rebounded, they are at what I like to call Superman status. Before I started any of this, my counts were at a … Continue reading

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Massages, Burgers and Football

Sunday Sunday Sunday! Or as I refer to it: Fantasy Football Day. Fantasy Football is a revolution these days. The sheer number of people that play is amazing. I am mildly obsessed to put it lightly. I’m also on a … Continue reading

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Hello Emilio!

Doctor Emilio Lacayo is my PCP, but is also so much more than that to both me and my family. He first became my Aunt Joan’s doctor several years ago and has subsequently taken over care of my grandmother, brother … Continue reading

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Bruising like a peach

Last night after my mom and I got back from Macy’s I was messing around and getting ready for bed when I looked down and saw a huge bruise on the top of my hand. I don’t bruise easily, so … Continue reading

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Hope Lodge

If I’d known New York could be this affordable I’d have gotten cancer years ago! Continue reading

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It’s science

Normal WBCs fall in the range of 4.3 to 10.8. As of noon today mine were at 1.9. Continue reading

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Connections

Few things in life form deeper human connections than times of struggle. Continue reading

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BEAUTIFUL day in the neighborhood

Today is my final day in the NYU Med Center, and what a beautiful day it is! It has been raining for the past few days, so waking up with the bright sunshine spreading it’s way across the East River … Continue reading

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Hilarities of Hospital Living

Having now been living in the NYU Medical Center for 8 days, there are some funny things that I’ve started noticing happening to me and my lifestyle. Continue reading

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HALAL!

This post is dedicated to Halal food and hopefully a delicious Halal meal for lunch! (crossing fingers and calling parents.) The best Halal food in the city is right across from the New York Hilton, on the corner of 53rd … Continue reading

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Here comes the sun

Day 7. Final chemo bag being hung. That makes a current total of 168 hours of chemo continuously dripping into my body. That’s a lot of toxins. I am sitting here watching my final (Count em: 8!) chemo bag being … Continue reading

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Movin on Up

We have officially closed on our new apartment!!! We are going to be moving into The Bristol, at 56th St and 2nd Ave. Attached is a floorplan (with my living area highlighted) and a map of the area. Apparently it … Continue reading

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Sunday Night!!!

Sunday = football. Especially if you are involved in a fantasy football league. I am in five… but only 2 that count (money at stake) Hopefully the Giants won’t tee off on the Cowboys today, but that’s just about a … Continue reading

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An Offer He Can’t Refuse

What that offer was, I had no idea, but seeing myself covered in blood, I was willing to make a bargain. Continue reading

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On the DL

Fortunately, today took on a bit of a slower pace. After the excitement of last night I tried to lay low and not cause too much trouble. ¬†Added to that, I can definitely feel my energy starting to wane. It’s … Continue reading

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