Tags » SLL

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 showered 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.  1,812 more words

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

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

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

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

15. Welcome to Chemo 101: Any Questions?

Richter’s transformation, occurring in about 5% of lymphomas, indicates an average survival time of 6 months; chemotherapy has essentially no positive benefit.  My latest lymph node biopsy shows no evidence of Richter’s transformation, which lack is the absence of a very bad sign.  1,248 more words

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

14. I'm Listening--for Now

My lymph nodes have entered an overly enthusiastic growth spurt just in the last two and a half weeks, beginning about a week and a half before my last appointment with my oncologist.  1,409 more words

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Östersundomin kaavaehdotus uhkaa linnustoa

Suomen luonnonsuojeluliiton Uudenmaan piiri ja Helsingin luonnonsuojeluyhdistys tiedottavat 22.10.2014

Östersundomin osayleiskaavan Natura-arviointi ajaa kaavan uuteen valmisteluun

Luontojärjestöt pitävät hyvänä sitä, että Östersundomin osayleiskaavaehdotus ja sen Natura 2000 -arviointi tuodaan julkiseen keskusteluun. 250 more words

13. You're the Expert: So Listen to Me Carefully

My primary test for whether a person is an asshat or a decent human being is whether that person listens as well as speaks.  Some people do nothing but speak; these are the asshats.  1,675 more words

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia