Category Archives: Landscape

Another Milestone

Actually, we had two milestones this week or at least “markers” along this journey’s trail. First, we met with Diane’s radiation oncologist. She was awesome! She sat with us for almost and hour and went over many, many parts of the disease and why each of the treatments was appropriate and where we are today….

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Poised for Phase III

Well, the mean, nasty, awful, healing, health bringing chemo has been over for over a month!! The immunotherapy, which is also an infusion, started two weeks ago. She has surgery this Thursday and whether there is residual cancer will determine what mix of immunotherapy or targeted chemo is appropriate for the next 12 months. Diane…

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Light At The End Of The Tunnel

We are almost at the end of “Week 2” and things are looking better. It’s not as fast as in the past but that’s to be expected since all these good poisons are cumulative. We embrace each day no matter the challenge. Last night we went to Kyle’s Varsity baseball game in the season Regional…

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Week 1, Day 3

Well, things are low today; Diane is still sleeping and hopefully that will continue for quite a while. She was mostly good yesterday. Kirsten and Paul headed back south. Kelsey and I were in school for a while. Kyle is somewhere down by Myrtle Beach playing baseball. Well, playing baseball 2 hours a day. Diane’s…

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The “Third Week”

The chemo cycles are three weeks long. The first week is awful, the second week is recovery, the third week is “normal.” Now, as many of you know, “normal” is not the way life used to be, “normal” is the new normal, an adjusted life. This first cycle, Diane’s third week started a couple of…

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