Category Archives: 100 Days of Chemo

100th Day of Chemo: Done at Last

Forgive me if I don’t celebrate the completion of chemo. There is no bell ringing, cheering or cake. My friends are very excited to hear that chemo is over… 5 cycles of cisplatin and gemcitabine. But I’ve been here before. … Continue reading

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100 Days of Chemo: Still Counting

You really shouldn’t wait to do what you want to do. Because you might miss the chance to do it. Since I last wrote, the first month into this third line of chemo, I kept waiting to feel better. Especially since I’d decided … Continue reading

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Day 20: Life with My Liver

The liver is the starfish of the human organs. Just as the starfish is capable of regenerating a new arm if it’s torn off by a predator, so the liver is able to regenerate itself. As much as 80% of the liver … Continue reading

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Day 9: Sleepless in Cancerville

It’s 5:30 a.m. as I write this, having given up on sleeping at all during the night. I love to sleep and I’ve done a lot of it in the last week. Am I all sleeped out? Was it the coffee … Continue reading

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Day 7: Wonderful Day for Pie

  The nausea has died, hopefully taking cancer cells with it. Fatigue has settled, requiring only 11 hours of sleep and a couple of hours in the afternoon to keep it at bay. No complaints. A wonderful day in Vancouver: … Continue reading

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