Happy New Year! I hope everyone’s had a good time ringing in the new year! Here in the Bay Area things were rather muted with everyone trying to hide from omicron. I’ve managed to make it to see another year, and to hopefully see a few more it’s time to make mochi! Mochitsuki Mochitsuki is… Continue reading New Years Episode: Mochitsuki
A Christmas in Las Vegas Christmas for me is usually spent in the Bay Area doing pretty much…nothing. And if someone told me a few months ago I’d be in Las Vegas while somewhat immunocompromised and a new COVID variant was spreading like wildfire I’d tell them that they’re crazy. But as it turns out… Continue reading Holiday Special: A Christmas in Las Vegas
It’s December 23, 161 days ATN and THE END OF CHEMO! I know – it’s been a month since I’ve posted things. But it’s been a busy time. HOA budgets and end-of-year disclosures. Asphalt projects. Christmas shopping and doing the annual M&M’s Collection (42 flavors this year. The elves are locked down this year so… Continue reading The End of Chemo! Or is it?; Omicron and Chemo
It’s Thanksgiving Day, 134 days TN, and 95 days into chemo. Giving Thanks Sometime close to the beginning of the journey one of my friends remarked that there were a lot of people who cared about me and would be there for me. At the time I didn’t quite know what to make of that… Continue reading Giving Thanks
It’s Monday, 130 days ATN and 91 days into chemo. Some of you have let me know that it’s been a few weeks since I posted anything. For the record, I’m still undead (as any decent vampire would be, even though the ones who have have to deal with the medical community and their early… Continue reading A Hairy Update; More FIRE; What Has M&M Been Doing Lately?
It’s Saturday, 107 days ATN and 67 days into chemo. It’s the start of another weekend and the side-effects from infusion #5 have finally subsided. So of course it’s time for another post! Early on in the journey a few people inquired if I was going to be able to manage things financially. I’m extremely… Continue reading FIRE and financing the journey
It’s Saturday, 100(!) days ATN and 60 days into chemo. Infusion #5 has come and gone, and in its typical unpredictable way seemed better (as in milder side-effects) than infusion #4. Maybe it’s because during infusion #4 we were in a cold spell, which magnified the cold-induced neuropathy. At the moment it’s rainy and warm.… Continue reading Infusion #5; Some non-chemo excitement; The Rube Goldbergism of side-effect management
It’s Saturday, 94 days ATN and 54 days into chemo. At least I think it is. On Thursday I spent most of the day thinking it was Friday. After walking to Costco I stopped by McDonald’s and was wondering why Free Fries Friday wasn’t showing up in the app. Oh well. I really just wanted… Continue reading When every day is a bad hair day; Fall essentials when you’re on Oxaliplatin
It’s Sunday, 88 days ATN and 48 days into chemo. I’ve been reminded that I haven’t posted in a couple weeks and some of you are wondering how the journey goes. So here goes… When No News is Good News Well, at least in this case No News Is Good News. Infusion #4 took place… Continue reading When No News is Good News; So what’s a “normal” cycle?
It’s Friday, 71 days ATN and 31 days into chemo. It’s been an eventful couple days! The visits to the PAMF infusion clinic are starting to become routine. Arrive. Get pumped full of drugs while working a bit. Get hooked up to the pump that’ll deliver the 5FU for the next 46 hours and leave.… Continue reading Infusion #3 and a visit to Stanford ER