Tag Archives: chemo

Happy New Year

It’s a new year and I’m getting accustomed to the idea… that it will be my last. It’s been a tumultuous last couple of months. I lost another friend to this horrid disease. Shelagh’s demise was slow and hard to witness. I … Continue reading

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CA 125 Drops 6,100 Points After First Taxol

I remember the days when I was excited about my CA 125 dropping six points, never mind 6,000. But after chemo four-and-half years ago, the tumour marker was in single digits. Anything lower than 32 is considered normal. So the closer … Continue reading

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So Much for Super Heroes: Moving On After a Clinical Trial

Twenty-six years ago I was a brand new mother with an infant son. New life entered the world as my parents received a stunning diagnosis: my strong, tall, lean, sailor father had cancer. Only two months before that phone call he … Continue reading

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My Life as a Tumour

I am Lucy! I am strong and eager to grow. I began as a mere speck a few months ago in the righthand quadrant of her chest, tucked beneath her liver, adjacent to her bowel. It’s cozy in here and I’m … Continue reading

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Surprise: A Chemo Vacation

Quench the candles Put away the prayers Send your loving words to someone worthy I’m on chemo vacation! Let the heels heal Soothe the sores Dry the blisters Calm the rash See you next week, Caelyx. I saw the oncologist yesterday … Continue reading

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