Friday, February 27, 2009


So Today I completed Round 6 of 12.

Yeah For Ribs!

Round 6-Days 3,4, and 5.

Day Three:
my father went with me and spend the morning at the hospital. The only hiccup on Wednesday was that when we were about one mile from our exit on the freeway I decided that I could no longer hold in my urine and so my dad pulled over to the side of the freeway and I peed right there as many cars passed during the morning commute. So I am sure a lot of people saw more on their way to work than they would have liked.

Day Four:
went very smooth and without incident and I downloaded many songs from the 90's it was a total retro day. Songs such as: Run Around by: Blues Traveler, Take my picture by: Filter, Save Tonight by: Eagle eye Cherry, and many songs by No Doubt just to name a few.

So today, DAY 5, went very quick and we were out of the hospital and home by noon. So we could not have asked for a better day 5. It went as smooth as the impeachment of Rob Blagojevich.

Thanks again to everyone who has commented on this blog or who has said prayers in my behalf. They are felt and you never can have to many.

If you have any question about anything about my bout against cancer fell free to comment on this blog, or email me at

shots: 59

pills: 176

TGIF! Yeah for the weekend.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Round 6- Days 1 and 2

So yesterday we began round 6. It was a rather long day at the hospital. We arrived and 8 and didn't leave until about 3. So it was a lot longer than we had planned but everything went well. My blood and urine levels were good enough to start the round.

so today being day 2 thinks flow a lot better than they do on Mondays. Because we do no meet with a doctor any other day than the first day of the round. So that cuts out about and hour to hour and a half. So once again we arrived to the hospital at 8 and we left and started for home around 11:45. So day 2 have been very quicker.

So things and going good. But since I am accessed there will be no shower for me today. I look forward to tomorrow when I will be de-accessed. I love my showers

I would just like to thank Dalene for the comment.

My cousin Greg asked me why I still go to children's hospital with the fact that I am 22. The reason is that the type of cancer I have is a child cancer so children's hospital is better equipped to treat my cancer.

So the two surgeons and still working on my case and determine what kind of surgery would be best if any is necessary. But regardless of whether or not I have surgery I will complete all 12 rounds of chemo.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

You win some you lose some

So today I got a curve balls that life throws at you. I went in for th beginning of my next round of chemo, but instead got a curve.

So I woke up at 6 o'clock and started to drink so that my urine would pass the urine analysis.

Got to the hospital and my pee was looking good for everything to move forward. So at 8:30 I went to have a CT scan. It was the first one since the completion of radiation so my mother and I were excited to see how well radiation had destroyed the cancer inside my lungs.

After the scan I went back to the clinic and got good and bad news. The good news is the the tumors have shrunk quite significantly and may be small enough to be removed by an operation.

The not so good news was that my blood count was not good enough to start the next round of chemo. So I guess you can't win them all.

So round 6 will be put off until next Monday but it was good to hear that the radiation did a very good job and that everything is looking very good.

so all I can say is that you win some and lose some. THAT IS LIFE! Just take the good stuff and keep going.

Until next week....

Shots: 57

Pills: 156

Friday, February 13, 2009


Here is a picture of me and my IV pole. It is a girl if you cannot tell by the pink leggings she is wearing.

Here is a picture of my chest when I am "accessed". The tube that is hooked up to my chest is connected to the IV pole which is how all the chemo is administered.

so there are pictures for you to enjoy! If you have any requests for what you want pictures of you should let me know.

I am doing great and will start chemo on Tuesday!

Yeah for me!

Shots: 55

Pills: 153

Friday, February 6, 2009

Gots Me Some Platelets!

So Today I went to Tri City Hospital and just had some simple blood work done and then Children's Hospital  called and said that my platelets were low.

so at 530 pm my father and I went done to Children's to get a platelets transfusion.

So I was only there for about and hour and a half so cannot complain at all.

Just not the first thing I think of when I think of things to do on a Friday night.

Pokes: 50

Pills: 147