Monthly Archives: December 2010

NYC Style Blizzard

Yesterday we experienced our first blizzard in New York City. It was pretty impressive! We have lived in both Connecticut and Colorado, and been in some pretty miserable weather, but yesterday marked some firsts for all of us. The only … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!!!

We had an early visit from Santa Claus today, hidden in the guise of the PET Scan results! The PET Scan does several things, but one of the main reasons we look at it is because it measures the level … Continue reading

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Peculiarities and PET Scans

Today started out as another quick trip down to the NYU Cancer Center, but ended up taking all day. We went down for radiation, which thankfully went just as quickly as yesterday. No wait in the waiting room, just straight … Continue reading

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How Matt Ryan Gave Me Cancer

Let me preface this by saying that they tell me there is no link between trauma and sarcoma. I think they just can’t prove it yet. It is too much of a coincidence to have the worst bruise of my … Continue reading

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Monday

It’s been a few days since my last update, but we’ve been staying busy with company and Christmas! Mema, Joan and LeeAnne have been in town and we’ve been having a good time with them, despite my pretty much staying … Continue reading

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Freedom!

I am FINALLY off the second round of chemo. Due to a slight miscalculation in how much was remaining, I was unhooked today rather than yesterday. We went in this morning and actually sped up the rate of the chemo … Continue reading

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The Chemo Condition

Today is day 15. 15 days of a 24/7 chemo drip. Just one day to go! I thought today would be a good day to reflect on the effects of the chemo and everything that it does to and for … Continue reading

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Baby It’s Cold Outside

I don’t have to go back to the NYU Cancer Center for a whole 2 days! They are actually giving me the weekend off, which is pretty great. It’s cold outside these days! Apparently everyone I talk to is getting … Continue reading

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Laid up

The past 2 days have been pretty uneventful. I’ve spent most of my time in the NYU Cancer Center during the day, getting potassium and radiation, and the rest of the time I’ve pretty much spent sleeping. I haven’t felt … Continue reading

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2.5

Today marks the halfway point of my second round of chemo. It was also the first day I have gotten sick in the doctors office. Last night I was watching a movie and didn’t realize that it had gotten to … Continue reading

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How many Chickfila’s are there in New York City?

One. That’s right. There is exactly one Chickfila in NYC. But we found it! Haha. It is on the NYU campus, in a food court. I dragged my mom down there after I had my blood work and radiation done … Continue reading

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5th Avenue Presbyterian

Today was a pretty day, but the wind was bitterly cold. My parents and I bundled up and went to hear the service at 5th Avenue Presbyterian. Scott Black Johnston is the Pastor there and was previously the Senior Pastor … Continue reading

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And on the 5th day…

Day 5 in the Creation Story: God created the creatures of the sea. Seeing as today is the day that I am most closely resembling a porpoise, I find that strangely fitting. My beard is gone and the eyebrows are … Continue reading

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Eating Tips & Fanny Packs

Fortunately, I am feeling a bit more sane this evening. After my roller coaster ride earlier this week, my feet have been planted firmly on the ground once again. We’ve worked out my drug schedules so I am no longer … Continue reading

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Tuesday… part deux

I woke up this afternoon to the rather pleasant (or unpleasant) news that it is now Wednesday and time to go get my preliminary radiation tests done. Assuming this must be some elaborate hoax, I check my phone to see … Continue reading

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Sleepy time superheros

Today has been rather uneventful, as I spent the vast majority of it in bed, sleeping. We went in to the hospital this morning to make sure all my levels were still ok, and so far, so good! Tomorrow I … Continue reading

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