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2 Years as an Amputee

Yesterday marked the 2 year anniversary of my amputation, and the 2 year anniversary of being cancer free! While you might not celebrate the day you lost a limb, the day you successfully eliminated cancer from your body is definitely … Continue reading

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Life as an amputee

I wear a prosthesis every day. I don’t think of it as weird. It is just my life now. Honestly I don’t feel different or think of myself differently than I did before my amputation. The fact that I wear … 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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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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