Category Archives: Cancer Journey

My Personal Cancer Journey — Decision Time Fast Approaches

As the basketball expression states, “the ball is in my court.” I have spoken with my RI doctor and he feels that all treatments can be accomplished in ┬áRhode Island. He is not sure about the urgency of radiation, because … Continue reading

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My Personal Cancer Journey — A Dilemma

Yesterday I met with the Radiation Oncologist who will oversee my radiation treatments for the bone lesions in my spine which have been causing my severe back pain. First of all, fortunately I have been managing my medications better so … Continue reading

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My Personal Cancer Journey — Mixed Results

While receiving my chemotherapy treatment yesterday I was able to speak to my doctor regarding the recent CT Scan and MRI’s that I had. The results are certainly mixed. My adrenal tumor, the one which has been the main focus … Continue reading

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My Personal Cancer Journey — An Emotional Weekend

This past weekend was an epic emotional journey for me. First, there was the visit with my grandson, whom I hadn’t seen since Christmas. He was competing in a national swim meet in St Petersburg, and we drove up for … Continue reading

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My Personal Cancer Journey — So Tired!

After our four (4) hour road trip to Clearwater ( to see my grandson compete this weekend in the National Boys & Girls Club National Team Championships) I was exhausted. After dinner, I was so tired that I went to … Continue reading

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My Personal Cancer Journey — Hindsight

Looking back on this past Monday’s post, entitled “Narcotics,” makes a good case for waiting 24 hours before reacting to a significant event. On Monday, I was in the middle of a catastrophic day, bewildered by the physical effects of … Continue reading

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My Personal Cancer Journey — And the Pain Continues

And so the pain the continues, not that I expected otherwise. Ironically, the pain is worse again. There seems to be no relief. For a few days, I was able to sit still and the pain would disappear until I … Continue reading

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My Personal Cancer Journey — Narcotics

Now I know how an addict feels when they take their drug of choice. I am receiving 10 mg of Oxycodone every four (4) hours and it is affecting me strongly. I am drowsy and extremely mellow. My problems have … Continue reading

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My Personal Cancer Journey — Living With the Pain

I expected pain. Cancer without pain is extremely unusual so I was convinced that it “goes with the territory.” However, the strange thing here is that there is no indication that this pain is due to my cancer. I cannot … Continue reading

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My Personal Cancer Journey — A Trip to the ER

My back pain prompted a trip to the ER, encouraged by both of my oncologists, as a way of perhaps ruling out my cancer (particularly the adrenal tumor) as the culprit in this latest complaint. My visit turned into a … Continue reading

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