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19. "Revelations" in 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

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Patient Experience at Weill Cornell Medical College Continued

When Bob came to Weill Cornell he was out of options, but in a few months he was feeling like himself.

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18. Back So Soon?

Three weeks out from my first of six chemo treatments, 1) I still have most of the hair I started chemo with; 2) I’m beginning to understand the purpose of each of the ten medications I take per day; 3) I’m feeling better than I’ve felt in at least two years; 4) I have been overwhelmed with help and kindnesses from people I knew and didn’t know until they stepped forward to help; and 5) the early symptoms are coming back.  1,823 more words

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My Numbers Up

We’ve all heard it said; there are times when you can’t explain it, there’s nothing you can do about it, when your number is up, your number is up. 422 more words

Down and Down

We’re on vacation this week and we’re supposed to be in Chicago. Abbvie, the company that sponsors the clinical trial I’m in, is holding a conference and invited us to come and discuss what it’s like to have CLL. 640 more words


17. How Are You? Great, Thanks, and You?

I saw my oncologist yesterday, a week out from my first chemotherapy treatment. My WBC is damned near normal, a bit high mainly because the good neutrophil level is abnormally high.  1,784 more words

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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

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