A bunch of you have been wanting an update since I've been in the hospital, so here it is: I was diagnosed with a Neupogenic Fever. Essentially that means that my white blood cell count was so near zero that my natural bacteria (like plaque, and digestive microbes) were now infecting my body. I had … Continue reading I’m home, but not normal.
Days 3 and 4: Delirium Day 3: Christi: Mike? Did you come in my room at 4p and just stand there and hold my hand for like, 15 minutes? Mike: Ummmm? No? Christi: But, I remember a whole conversation about how you were going to make me dinner in an hour and now its 6:00. … Continue reading Chemo Highlights: Days 3-6
Beeeeeeeeeeep. Beeeeeeeeeeep.Beeeeeeeeeeeeep. THIS IS A TEST FROM YOUR EMERGENCY BROADCASTING SYSTEM. THIS IS ONLY A TEST: We are testing to see how Christi's brain is doing during Holiday Humpday Treatment. Observations: Christi is chatty and happy to tell stories. She seems to get stuck during stories. She pauses for seconds at a time and often … Continue reading Holiday Hump Day Treatment
"No, today's not Hump Day, tomorrow is", you might be saying. Well for me this week,Thursday is my Hump Day, not Wednesday. That's because I'm getting ready for Chemo Treatment Number 3 - number 3 of 6. Halfway done. Almost there. Its funny, personally I don't think of cancer as a "battle". I think of … Continue reading Hump Day
Throughout my "cancer journey", I've noticed a wee bit of surrealism around me and that my sadistic sense of humor has grown a bit. That said, here are some pros and cons of chemotherapy: Pro: I'm the youngest one in the room - I can fight this like a Mohammed Ali! Con: I'm the only one wearing earbuds and … Continue reading The Pros and Cons of Chemo
As the chemotherapy nurse was telling me the order of the drugs she was going to give me through the IV, I had a number of responses: "That one makes sure my port is unclogged," "Oh, that one gets me loopy," "That one is the steroid," etc. But the comment that had the biggest effect … Continue reading Homey Don’t SAY That.