Trying not to Read into the Negativity

You would think that when someone gets a diagnosis as scary and daunting as cancer that there would be nothing but positive energy and love coming from all sides. We have felt all of this but I have also noticed some really negative Nancy’s coming out of the woodwork (due to all the media attention) that have irked me and I honestly just need to vent.

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Chemo Day

I haven’t posted today’s update yet because it’s a chemo day and I figured I’d wait until later. I’ll get started though because I’m bored and killing time

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East Coast Cravings

The last few days since being in here I’ve been working hard to try and keep my weight up. Overall I can’t complain about the hospital food because honestly any time I don’t have to cook for myself is a treat.

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Keeping Up

I have definitely begun to start feeling some of the effects of my treatment so that is making my daily posts a bit more difficult.

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Odd Day

Today has been odd. I woke up feeling pretty good aside from being a bit dehydrated. No headache, no pain, just a bit tired. Breakfast was quite yummy and afterwards I did some walking in the hall for about a km.

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So Far So Good

I had my first set of chemotherapy yesterday so I was definitely nervous for what today would bring. In pharmacy school we learn all about the possible side effects from the many different anti-cancer drugs. There are so many it’s nearly impossible to keep straight.

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First Day of Treatment

Today officially started off the treatment for my leukemia. I am currently getting some more cryoprecipitate (plasma) to help with my blood clotting ability because my fibrinogen is low. Later on today I will be getting the first of many lumbar punctures and starting my chemotherapy regimen.

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Baby Steps Forward

So far this process has been a lot of sitting around and waiting for answers, running tests, and keeping me comfortable. With not much moving forward it is definitely easy to fall into denial.

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Another Uneventful Day

So today was yet another day of just kind of sitting around doing nothing. They are still waiting on the results of my philidelphia chromosome test results in order to determine the exact course of treatment. Until then they can’t start me on any regimen.

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Day Two Nothing New

Here I am again writing a post about my day. This is probably going to be short and a bit redundant since there isn’t anything new to tell. It is Victoria Day here in Canada so it’s a long weekend and not much is happening.

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