Tag Archives: ABT-199

T-23: The Pieces Fit

This whole experience is like a giant puzzle. You know the type: a fantastic picture of something, maybe a copy of the “Mona Lisa” or a barn in a field of waving grass cut into 5000 different pieces with protrusions … Continue reading

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T-27: Pruning

A group of friends from my former job came and trimmed our hedge. We have a circular drive which has been bordered by a tall hedge for years. It needed trimmed. The lowest parts were chest high, maybe five feet. The … Continue reading

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T-29: Goodbye ABT-199

Goodbye my friend. It has been a pleasure knowing you. We first met nearly nine months ago. I was perhaps a bit apprehensive, but you were confident. I hoped you could help me; nothing else had. You came into my … Continue reading

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T- 34: Challenges

When a person reads that I am going to have a Stem Cell Transplant (SCT), they immediately think about the challenges facing me during the transplant process. Indeed, the process will be a test or more precisely, a series of … Continue reading

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T-77: Planning and Doing

Yes, that is the countdown to my stem cell transplant. But that is only half the story. It is T-62 to the day we must be packed and ready for the drive to Houston. Someone asked me why we were … Continue reading

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All Systems Are Go: Let the Countdown Begin

We visited with Dr. Kadia, my leukemia doctor, earlier this month. This was the first time we had to discuss the results of the recent CT scan and bone marrow biopsy. It seems that most of my swollen nodes are … Continue reading

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What’s New, Pussycat?

It’s been a while since I wrote a “health” post, mostly because nothing much is happening. When I first decided to write this blog, I expected a flurry of interesting activities. That didn’t happen … at least not yet. Instead, … Continue reading

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