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25. My Afterlife

One of my very smartest students once said to me, “All dog books end the same.”  I’ll never forget that statement because whether true or not (I haven’t read all dog books), it is nevertheless undoubtedly true because that’s part of the dog contract, unfortunately.  1,968 more words

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

24. TMI

For the few of you who don’t already know, TMI is not an acronym for yet another chemotherapy brew or blood test.  It’s the acronym for “too much information,” of which many will feel, rather strongly, this essay contains far too much.  1,877 more words

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

23. Existential Dread?

These are the sweet days, the two weeks preceding the next treatment or, alternatively, the third and fourth weeks after the last treatment.  I think it’s pretty much official that the side effects of the chemo are getting worse and lasting longer.  1,635 more words

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

22. This is Not What I Had Planned

I read Randy Pausch’s Last Lecture today. It reads in part, especially some of the shorter chapters towards the end, as if it were written in a hurry. 1,353 more words

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

21. A New Year's Barbeque

On the last day, December 24th, of my third and latest round of chemo, I brought a tiny Santa hat and a Christmas ball to decorate my infusion stand like a Christmas tree.  2,160 more words

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia