Tests and more tests

Part of the case study and ongoing follow-ups with my cancer are tests, tests, and more tests. So far it’s been mainly blood work. What they are looking at and for I have no clue, to be honest. All I know is they like to suck the blood out of me.

This week I also have some scans to do or as I call them nap time on the vibrating tables. If you know, you know. Prepping for the holidays with a mix of medical and work so not too much going on.

Getting my feet back under me

Slowly but surely I’m getting my feet back under me. Even though the last treatment was not as long/strong as the prior treatments, it knocked the pudding out of me. Took me longer than I wanted to recover but we are on the right track. I started to get the dreaded man flu aka a cold this week but so far I’ve been able to keep ahead of it.

Thank you, everyone, for your support and love, without it this would not be possible.

I find that while going through treatment I tend to write more and then as my health gets better I stop writing. I have toyed with talking about Service dogs since I’ve been a handler for 12 years now. What else would interest people to keep coming back? Ideas?

The Good

Last weekend I was supposed to go in for labs and follow up with doctors to see what was the next step. Instead, they had already gotten authorization to do one last booster treatment that took about 2.5 hours. At the time I wasn’t pleased about doing another treatment. Who am I kidding I was very cranky and apprehensive going up there, not knowing is the worst for me.

Even though it was a smaller dosage it still kicked my ass and put me down for a few days. I’m sure I’ll still have some days when my feet get knocked out from under me. The good news is that I’m in remission again and this immunotherapy treatment worked.

Yep it worked I’m in remission.

I want to thank everyone for their support and love during this last dance. I couldn’t continue to do this without everyone’s support.

Coming to the finish line…

Coming to an end?

That/s the hope at least, my numbers are looking really good on the cancer front but not so well on the liver front. This treatment was pretty mild compared to all of the complications that I’ve had in the past the only really worrisome item is the effect it’s having on my liver and kidneys being that these two organs are the most affected. The plus side is my liver can recover. Mom is on the hydration front, ensuring I’m flushing my system and keeping hydrated.

I don’t think I’ve peed this much in a very long time. Oops?

Great Surprises

Sometimes it’s a perfect stranger or strangers with the best timing with a surprise. I had a really bad week this week mentally and emotionally.

I came home today from work to a box with drawings of 2 service dogs, an American flag, and the word hope with some first names. Opening the box I found that it was a care package with several handmade things and some to pass the time while going through treatment. I don’t know who submitted my name to this organization Phils Friends but they took a lot of thought into what they put in my box making it personal. The blanket has dogs on it in a camo pattern, the hat is a hand-made crochet hat, a journal book, some toothpaste and the ever needed took brush, lotion tissues, cards, and sudoku are just a few of the items in this amazing care package.

Whoever submitted my name Thank you very much and Phils Friends thank you for the amazing care package.

Days In Remission

In Remission for 143 days.


March 2023