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One More Chemo to Go

Today was the 2nd to last treatment of cycle number 8. Number 8! Here’s what that looks like broken down:

  • May – July = 4 cycles of Doxorubicin and Cyclophosphamide (1 treatment every 21 days x 4)
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Bill Manning's blog: Part XIV.V

Despite his last blog post saying that he thought he was “done”, Bill’s still giving to us all from his wisdom and experience. He, and we, hope it will be helpful to all those battling late stage prostate cancer. 209 more words


Is it true that immune response is directly linked to brain functioning? If it's true, how can we improve our immunity by maintaining brain health?

Definitely. Psychoneuroimmunology is the field that combines study of endocrine, neurological and immune functions. Problem is it’s not mainstream. Mainstream endocrinologists, neurologists, immunologists mine their respective streams in strict silos. 884 more words

Immune System

Take the drugs!

September 15th & 16th, 2016 (Day -8 & -7)

Both days started with mom and I arriving at the hospital and being on the 5 West BMT unit for 8:00 am. 895 more words

Stem Cell Transplant

Hair today, gone tomorrow

Did you know that with this protocol of SCT that the first round of chemo is over…like a week plus over, before hair loss begins? Ya, me neither. 676 more words

Stem Cell Transplant

What is the startling research unsettling the treatment of myasthenia gravis?

The long-term treatment of myasthenia gravis (MG) relies on drugs which suppress the immune system. I listed some of these in my previous post titled  483 more words


The countdown...

Friday, August 5th, 2016

Mom arrived tonight, driving after work in anticipation of the start of my first round of chemotherapy tomorrow.  I have to be at the hospital tomorrow morning for 11am.   562 more words

Stem Cell Transplant