Archive for September, 2021

Day +4954: Transfusion, transfusion…

Monday, September 27th, 2021

“…Oh, nurse I’m gonna make a new resolution…” Karen is currently napping. She had a very long day at Hopkins. Her morning blood work showed that her platelet count had dropped to ten. Bad. The general malaise has persisted accented by body spasms and leg, butt, and bone pain. None of this is cleanly attributable […]

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Day +4950: Those were the days, my friend…

Thursday, September 23rd, 2021

“….We thought they’d never end We’d sing and dance forever and a day We’d live the life we choose We’d fight and never lose Those were the days…” In the world of the atomic clock, time is precise to the point of determining leap seconds to keep the electronic world synchronized with a tired earth […]

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Day +3945: Well, it’s alright, if you live the life you please…

Saturday, September 18th, 2021

“Well, it’s alright, doin’ the best you can…” So, for Saturday morning fun we went to Hopkins today. Rounds complete, the battery of 15 shots of chemo for the week is done. Nausea, spams, and general pain complicate everything. Hopkins on a weekend is a bit apocalyptic. Empty. Dead. A tad spooky kinda in line […]

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Day +3941: Ode to Azacitidine…

Tuesday, September 14th, 2021

”You used to be the bestTo make life be life to meAnd I hope that you’re still out thereAnd you’re like you used to beWe’ll have ourselves a timeAnd we’ll dance ’til the morning sunAnd we’ll let the good times come inAnd we won’t stop ’til we’re done …” 9/14/2021: Day 1, Cycle 1 [28]. […]

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Day +3938: It seems like I’ve been here before…

Saturday, September 11th, 2021

“…I can’t remember whenBut I got this funny feelingThat I’ll be back once againThere’s no straight lines make up my lifeAnd all my roads have bendsThere’s no clear-cut beginningsAnd so far no dead-ends…” 9/11/2021: As Michael indicated, Thursday’s biopsy did not go well. I was all set to contribute extra marrow for an ongoing MDS […]

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