April 14 Hitting New Lows

“You’ve never been to this place before,” the nurse said to me today. The “place” she was referring to is the level of destruction of my body from the cumulative effects of all the HYPER-CVAD chemo, and this last round.

I was confused and scared when I looked at the blood analysis today. I have read more>>

Day 16 In the nadir?

The nadir is the point in time between chemotherapy cycles in which you experience low blood counts. The timing varies from one chemo to another (and I am having five or six different ones on different dates since Dec. 29). Also nausea, and various other side effects like mouth sores, yeast infections, fever and internal read more>>

Day 12 The armies of methotrexate and love fight Burkitt’s cells

Here is how we amassed our armies this weekend against the Burkitt’s cells. The Big Brigade Surge brought in is a chemo called methotrexate, administered IV for 24 hours. It is powerful, against both the cancer and unfortunately a bunch of other fast growing cells in my body such as the cells that make blood. read more>>