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Archive for June, 2019

Getting Down To Business

Beltane and the Recovery Moon At 6:30 am I sent Anova Cancer Care an email saying that, on rethinking my decision, I’d decided to do my radiation with them. When 8 am rolled around, I decided to call, too. I did. Things happened pretty fast. A nurse called. How far was I from Lone Tree? […]

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Getting that inner glow

Beltane and the Recovery Moon On the way over for my planning ct I thought about cancer from a Great Wheel perspective. Winter is coming for us all. We know that and the Great Wheel reminds us that the cycle is the same for all humans. On NPR long ago I heard a doctor say, […]

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Beam at me, Dr. Gilroy

Beltane and Recovery Moon Slight change in my plans. Got to thinking over the weekend about radiation. I mean, who wouldn’t, right? Littleton Adventist versus Anova Cancer Care. Anova is Dr. Gilroy’s shop. I like Littleton because I liked the imaging folks there, both Kate and me had good experiences there. It’s also closer to […]

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Rabbited

Beltane and the Recovery Moon Zoomed. Friends as zeroes and ones. Pixelated. Paul near Robbinston, Maine. Way up there near New Brunswick. Bill, Tom, and Mark in the Twin Cities metro. They said, “If no one else can drive you to radiation, one or some of us will come out and do it.” Had to […]

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Huh?

Hmmm. It’s snowing. What?

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A Skeptical Realist

Beltane and the Recovery Moon 32 degrees this morning on Shadow Mountain, raining. Fog grays out Black Mountain. So far our usual summertime foe, wildfire, looks less formidable. At least for this year. And, yes, if you, reader of Ancientrails, are tired of the medical overcast here, so am I. However. As Kate and I […]

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Uncertainties

Beltane and the Recovery Moon Important note. Whether or not I get a cure from this combination of radiation and hormone therapy, together they will slow down the cancer. That means I’ll live longer than I would with no treatment. If a cure doesn’t happen, I may live into another period of advances in treatment. […]

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Radiation and Lupron

Beltane and the Recovery Moon So. Cancer treatment plan. After negative findings for bone lesions and metastases in the thorax-most excellent news-we’re left with the rising PSA as evidence of a cancer return. Since my PSA jumped from 1.3 to 3.01 in two months, this is a more aggressive bugger, but likely confined still to […]

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Tough Place

Beltane and the Recovery Moon I’m in a tough place. Tired out. Psychically weary. Physically weary. Workouts stalled due to schedules. Writing non-existent except for this blog. Habit. Of very long standing. No hiking. Watching a lot of TV, dulling the mind, the heart. On purpose. Of course, as we enter the ninth month after […]

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J-Tube at Work

Beltane and the Recovery Moon Kate’s still sleeping, taking in nutrients. The j-tube has some similarities to the tpn. It has a pump and a set of tubing to connect the pump to the j-tube port. No more bags though. No more syringes. No more batteries. No more heparin or saline flushes. No more pic […]

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