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20. My Real Selves

Flannery O’Connor, who fell ill with lupus at age 23 and died at age 39, once said that serious illness before death is a blessing.  I personally call bullshit.  1,201 more words

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

19. "Revelations" from the Infusion Room

I’m in the middle of my second chemo treatment, one six hour day, two three hour days, and one injection on Thursday, the last day.  It’s Tuesday night, and the fog has settled in.  1,257 more words

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Friday Night Winner

I’ve just ordered a Mushroom Bhuna and it’s almost here but I thought I’d quickly let you know how me week has gone!

It’s Friday night, I get my third FEC on Monday and although this week is supposed to be my best week; the week where my body has almost repaired itself from my last chemo, it’s actually been a bit of a shitter. 120 more words


The Land of Discontentment

I have been feeling very discontented. It took me a while to latch onto the right word, but discontented sums it up nicely. After sitting on pins and needles for 2 months because of a unexpected rise in my tumor marker, I have been given a thumbs up by my oncology team. 1,137 more words

Cancer Remission

16. Into the Fog

Of all the side effects of chemotherapy that I feared in the first week, I was most horrified by the possibility of endless nausea.  At the first confirmed diagnosis of nausea, more than one trip to my sickbed vomitorium, I turn into a limp dishrag.  1,366 more words

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia