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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Chemo Day

Today was chemo day. I started out at iHop as usual. Got my favorite waitress there again. She's older and very sweet and attentive. There were some guys there in uniform from the National Guard office down the road. As they left one of them decided to stop off at my table and chat a minute. 

Then at the doctor office I saw the nurse practitioner. She was impressed with how improved my hands and feet are. I told her I am using the urea cream she suggested. The rest of the visit was the same old song and dance. I also went into the chemo room and stole a couple of hugs from some nurses.

Avastin infusion at the hospital took it's normal couple of hours and more. I had to lay on the bed, because the chair was in use. The room master had taken the day off, so there was no music. I threatened to start singing, but didn't. The infusion went well. The injections they give me in my port had delayed effect. I didn't start tasting and smelling it until later. Then it lasted for a long time before the taste went away. 

I had a short stop on the way home for some pizza and Moosehead when I filled my tank. I'm getting 24 mpg at the moment!

Last Saturday I mowed the entire yard with my self-propelled push mower. It was the first time I have been able to do that in 4 years. I was so happy about it. I love to mow and look forward to doing it all summer. FINALLY. I feel better now than I have since going stage 4. The last 3 years have been so trying and dragging me down.

Here is a little bit of Supertramp

Friday, April 6, 2018

Another Cancer Update

I had my CT scan this week. Everything is still the same. No growth or shrinkage of the places in my lungs. The doctor is dropping one of my night chemo pills. So I'll be doing 4 in the a.m. and 3 in the p.m. This is to help reduce the skin symptoms of that drug. I'll continue the same with the Avastin infusion.

It was a long infusion day. The room master had Jimmy Buffet playing. It was busy in there and turned out a real party so to speak. Of course it's full of sick people, but it's nice of the staff to try and make everyone's time in there as pleasant as possible. I hurt inside for everybody and hope that all of them are healed.

Last Sunday I watched Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert on NBC. I have watched it again since then on It was a fantastic show with amazing talent. I was blown away about Alice Cooper's performance as King Herod. So far everyone I have asked did not watch the show. I guess I'm the only person in my life that loves musicals. I would have thrown a watch party if anyone would have come over.

Watch it here.