Posts Tagged ‘there goes my hero’

Preamble to HeroPalooza

I have had a challenging and rewarding week that will culminate tomorrow at Hero Palooza.   I spent Saturday and Sunday with CAM and his family at Hopkins as he continues his battle.  I also got to meet a new friend face to face Saturday on “the unit” at Hopkins, VG.  I have been speaking with her…

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Words of Hope – FLAM

Sept 2, 2008 August 2008 was one of many difficult months, I had begun my 2nd round of treatment after my relapse.  I needed an experimental chemo treatment called FLAM to achieve my first remission.  FLAM was a difficult experience.  Because I had relapsed, I needed a different treatment and had to start the whole…

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Words of Hope – Finding My MUD

July 8th, 2008-I left you with a teaser at the end of the last blog; Hershey Park, Blood Clots and Relapse…  I am going to prolong the wait on that discussion as it happened a little later in July, 2008.  This period in 2008 was somewhat uneventful in the grand scheme of this process, though…

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Words of Hope – 24 Days in the Hole

June 24th, 2008: Sorry for the long lag in posts.  The lag in time coincides with many long, boring days in the hospital recovering.  I was released from the hospital after spending 24 days inpatient from May 27th through June 19th.  Those 24 days were chock full of little issues; fevers, rashes, GI issues, etc…  I…

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Words of Hope – Hotel Johns Hopkins

June 7th 2008: I just finished my first round or “induction round” of chemotherapy. It was a cocktail of 3 different types of chemo in various doses, spread over 8 days. The only name I remember is Cytarabine. The reason I can remember it is because of the nickname it has, Cy-terrible. This is because…

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Words of Hope – Let's Shave Our Heads Together

May 27th 2008: I had spent the previous two weeks digesting a leukemia diagnosis with my family, while also adding to the family with the birth of Joseph. Joseph, my red headed wonder boy was born into a “s _ it storm” for lack of a better term. Ian, my oldest, was 4.5 and he and…

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Words of Hope – My Son is Born

May 20th, 2013: Today my youngest son, Joseph, turns 5.  A tradition is to measure the kids in the door jam on their birthdate.  Joey is less than a 1/4 inch shorter than Ian was at 5 years.  Aside from being polar opposites, they were the same height at 5 years old. I was diagnosed with Leukemia on May…

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