Posted in May 2009

Time out

I am making the most of my month off. We had a great trip to Virginia. We stayed with Jerry’s sister and her husband in Petersburg for a couple of nights and visited there, then went to Williamsburg for a reunion of folks Jerry worked with in Zweibrucken, Germany from ’69-’70, and back to Petersburg … Continue reading

From chemo to radiation

We met with the radiation oncologist today and had a very educational and positive discussion. Since I’ve been feeling so good, I started out by asking him to tell me again why I need radiation, hopeful that there’d be room for discussion. But he said that case history shows that without radiation, the probability of … Continue reading

Day 1 of this blog

The postings that precede this one are adaptations of informal communications to friends and family that I have sent during the months since my diagnosis in September 2008, which constitute the first chapters of my story. My goal is to post periodically (weekly?) as the story develops. My grandmother always did her correspondence on Sunday … Continue reading

Chemo’s over!!!

Short version: Had my last chemo treatment on Thursday. Hooray!!! Taking May off. Expect to start radiation sometime in June. Long version: I had my fourth and last treatment of Taxol on Thursday, completing the entire program of 8 chemo treatments started in January. It sounds a little quirky that I was really looking forward … Continue reading