Monthly Archives: August 2022

Side Effects- continued

Adding to yesterday’s list of side effects, we can add a total lack of energy. Today it felt like I’d worked out too hard the day before. Not the muscle weariness, but that bone tiredness with heavy arms, heavy legs. I’m wide awake, not sleepy or anything like that. Just tired…

I expected to feel this last week around Thursday or Friday. Feeling this way going into this week is a bit worrisome. Hoping that it passes quickly because the next dance ticket is this Saturday.

Side Effects

So far so good on the side effects. The list has been:


Body ache (joints)

Sudden lack of energy

Muscle Cramps

All in all, not too bad of a laundry list after the first round. I have gotten bloodwork taken on Wednesday, and there are already signs of stress on my liver. Some of my markers are higher than they should be and others are tanking. Right now it’s the wait-and-see game.

Time to Dance again

I’m back at it again. I went in for my annual scans and bloodwork, and they found a dime-sized spot on my left lung, and Non-Hodgkin’s markers showed in my blood. A week later I went in for a needle biopsy to see what type of cells were on my lung. That test came back as Non-Hodkin’s, the exact cell type. I’d have to go dig for it. The bad news is that I have cancer. The good thing is that there were two case study options that are not standard chemotherapy. I chose the treatment that is 3 months long, and I get an infusion for 3-4 hours every two weeks. I’ve had one so far. In the grand scheme of things, it wasn’t a 10 on the suckfest scale. A solid 6 but not a 10 on the Jason scale. So far body aches, headaches, and a general lack of energy. So far manageable by my experience. As this dance progresses, I’ll come back here and try to keep everyone updated.

I am home, and I’m the healthiest I’ve been since starting this dance both physically and mentally.

Days In Remission

In Remission for 83 days.


August 2022