How It Began

I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there...


Today’s PET Scan results… 1. No metabolic finding to suggest progression disease. No hypermetabolic hepatic lesion, pathologic lymph node, convincing peritoneal nodule or distant metastases. 2. Similar to multiple prior PET/CT, the primary proximal...


White blood cell count low, platelets low, etc. Kind of feels like a broken record at this point. Dan’s oncologist is trying to get insurance authorization to add medication that will increase his platelets. Why would the insurance not cover it? Yeah, great...


Not even the death and upcoming funeral of a close loved one will keep Danny from attacking those cancer cells on schedule.


He had company today! The hospital is finally allowing guests to accompany patients for treatments. Danny says the mood in the treatment room is really lightened with visitors being admitted. This is great news for patients and nurses alike! Lexi chose to go with...


It was a nice break but, back to reality. Chemo #80! Holy crap! I remember Danny and I joking about how tough someone has to be to make it to 80 infusions way back when he was starting. I mean… we were right.


His chemo was yesterday but it’s been so crazy and I am posting late! Basically his numbers are stupidly low. They shouldn’t have agreed to treat him but since he’s taking a break after this treatment so that we can go on vacation, they just gave in. 


Maybe “lucky” is not the right term. Determined maybe? Anyway, it fits with the month. Danny is on chemo #78 and still kicking. His PET scan showed great news and just in time as his body needs a break. He’s really hoping to go NED (no evidence of disease). It’s not...


Chemotherapy yet again. Happily I have a day off tomorrow so I can make sure he doesn’t work. Ok, I can make sure he doesn’t OVERwork.