You are part of your health team

August 18, 2021 0 Comments

It’s easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of people helping to manage your care. Your spouse, general practitioner, oncologist, nurse practitioner, siblings, pharmacist, children, even your neighbors, friends, and family can all be trying to help you in some form or fashion. Much of the help is greatly appreciated and highly needed. With …

Vyxeos, Round 2

August 16, 2021 0 Comments

Round 2: It all really started with a little excitement that I might be getting everything ready to go to transplant.  On August 3rd, I got my PICC line out and my port put in.  The idea was that I had an admission date of 8/11 to get my transplant process started.  On July 30th I’d had a …

Round 2, Day 2

August 8, 2021 0 Comments

Up bright and early on a Sunday morning to get my 2nd round of Vyxeos chemo. There’s definitely a few side effects I’ve noticed. Of course fatigue ranks up there. Lots of heart burn and burping. Weird symptoms I know but something that’s unusual for me. Sleeping is the worst though. I have hot flashes, …

Just out of reach

August 6, 2021 0 Comments

Just like that, just out of reach. Here we were actually thinking that maybe, just maybe, we could get an admission date sooner than the 11th. We were slightly worried that we wouldn’t be ready for admission to the hospital. The results from my bone marrrow biopsy came back and however unfortunate, my blasts were …

It’s called Practice

August 5, 2021 0 Comments

It’s called “practicing gratitude.” Why? Because it doesn’t come naturally or easily all the time. There are some days where it’s just a fucking pain in the ass. You feel that the whole world is against you. Typical case of Mondays where you’ve spilled your coffee, a nail caught your shirt and ripped a small …

The day of my diagnosis

July 30, 2021 0 Comments

Amy had gotten up and taken the girls to school. I woke up a bit later and just had started moving around. I wanted to do a bit of cleaning in the garage and move a little bit (foam roll, stretch, etc). I was listening to music when the phone rang. I recognized the number …

Where it all started (3)

July 5, 2021 0 Comments

It was either the first night or the second night when I got up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom that the unexpected happened. I sneezed. For those unfamiliar with rhino rockets, the act of sneezing is both painful and terrifying. I’m a loud and obnoxious sneezer. It’s forceful and the …

Where it all started (2)

July 5, 2021 0 Comments

Take a gander at the beauty above. When they can’t stop the bleeding through normal and conventional means, they resort to this. The old Covid test is nothing compared to one of these bad boys. After having a couple of these placed in my nostrils in the past couple of years can give me some …

Where it all started

July 5, 2021 0 Comments

My life prior to leukemia was fairly non-descript. I grew up in a stable home, went to high school, and then college. Decided I didn’t want to use my degree but rather be a personal trainer and own a gym. Covid royally fucked all that up. When they shut down everything, gyms were on that …

Getting Started

July 3, 2021 0 Comments

Recently I decided to change the context of the website/blog that was LCS. With covid and my diagnosis, my priorities have shifted a bit. Well, in trying to do that, I royally fucked my site. So, here we are again starting over. I figure I work and build on this while I’m in the hospital. …