Wednesday July 12th & 19th 2017

Me on July 12th 2017 at 6:31 PM
Me on July 12th 2017 at 6:31 PM
Me on July 19th 2017 at 9:21 PM
Me on July 19th 2017 at 9:21 PM

Happy Wednesday! I hope all of you are doing well. So, not much going on here. Last Wednesday I went to the neurologist and he is happy with how I am doing – so I see him again in 6 months. This week I went to the local oncologist and he looked at my blood and he is happy with it, so I have another month off of my meds! Yay!

Talk to you next week!

Wednesday June 28th and July 5th 2017

Me on June 28th 2016 at 4:59 PM
Me on June 28th 2016 at 4:59 PM
Me on June 5th 2017 at 3:11 PM
Me on June 5th 2017 at 3:11 PM

Happy Wednesday! I hope all of you are well – not much has gone on the last two weeks. This past Friday, sparklers were legalized here in NJ, so we bought some handheld sparklers and ground sparklers at Costco and lit some off. It was cool.

My dad, brother, and I went to the movies and saw Baby Driver – it was a very enjoyable movie – if it looks interesting, I recommend you see it – it was good.

Other than that, not much going on. I will talk to you next week!

Wednesday June 14th and June 21st 2017

Me on June 14th 2017 at 6:48 PM
Me on June 14th 2017 at 6:48 PM

Me on June 21st 2017 at 1:46 PM
Me on June 21st 2017 at 1:46 PM

Happy Wednesday! I hope all of you had a great last two weeks (Sorry about the blog not posting last week!).

So, some stuff has gone on. When I went to the oncologist in NYC, he and his fellow were very concerned about the weekly side effects. The fellow asked me a lot of questions about them to get specifics, blah blah blah, that kind of stuff He came back in with the doctor and he said that he wanted to try a medication vacation to see how I do without the pills. I asked that he talk to the doctor down at UVA first to get his approval and make sure it is okay and he was fine with that.

Last week I got a call from his office saying that it was approved and I can take a vacation from the pills. So, I have not taken the pills since June 1st! Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaay! Haven’t had to vomit on Thursday or Friday for almost three weeks now! I went to the local oncologist today to get my blood drawn to see how I am doing and so far, my numbers are doing okay. I see the NYC oncologist again in July, so we’ll see what he thinks then.

So, I will talk to all of you next Wednesday! I hope all of you have a great week!

Wednesday June 7th 2017

Me on June 7th 2017 at 8:54 PM
Me on June 7th 2017 at 8:54 PM

Happy Wednesday! So, not much went on over the weekend – though on Saturday, we decided to look for some ginger ale that I drink on Friday (Boylan’s), since the nearest supermarket hasn’t had any in stock the last two times we checked. First we went to a Trader Joe’s that opened in the last year – it was surprisingly very disappointing, they didn’t really have anything. On the way back, though, we spotted a place that was called something like Old World Market Grocer and Furniture. A place that sells both groceries and furniture? You *have* to stop and take a look inside. So we did just that and they had furniture and groceries – including soda from around the country – we got a six pack of bottles that looked interesting to us. So far, we have tried Cicero Beverage Co.’s Salted Caramel Root Beer – it was delicious, it wasn’t your typical root beer with a strong bit to it, it tasted more like a root beer float, which was nice.

So, other than that, I had the dentist today and I had no cavities – the dental hygienist and dentist were both shocked, given how much I have vomited in the last two years. The cleaning took over an hour. Tomorrow I get to skip the pills because I have to go into NYC on Friday to see the oncologist there – yay!

So, I will talk to all of you next week!

Wednesday May 24th and 31st 2017

Me on May 24th 2017 at 2:29 PM
Me on May 24th 2017 at 2:29 PM

Me on May 31st 2017 at 1:20 PM
Me on May 31st 2017 at 1:20 PM

Happy Wednesday! So, I thought the blog post went through, but it turns out it didn’t, so you get a two-fer today!

Not much happened the week of the 24th, so you’re in luck – you didn’t miss much!

This past week, on Saturday we took Rebel to the dog park – he loved it, when we first got there, there were not many dogs and by the time we left, there were over a dozen dogs for Rebel to have fun with. On Sunday, there was a food truck thing at the horse track, so we went. I had bacon wrapped garlic and a chicken & waffle skewer. The garlic was delicious, the chicken and waffle skewer was so-so. Like usual, my luck with the horses was crappy – I came with $20 to bet (then I added $2 in) and I left with $6.40. My dad bet on some longshots and won some money, though.

On Monday, my mom baked a few cookies because, hey, cookies are delicious. Monday was also Memorial Day, a holiday here in America. My mom has this week off, so yesterday she broke out the smoker and smoked some ribs, some macaroni and cheese, and some other stuff – all delicious. So it was a pretty eventful week! I will talk to all of you next week, but it won’t be nearly as eventful as this week.

Wednesday May 17th 2017

Me on May 17th 2017 at 3:55 PM
Me on May 17th 2017 at 3:55 PM

Happy Wednesday! So, not much going on here – Sunday was Mother’s Day, my mom requested takeout because going out to dinner on Mother’s Day is just chaotic. I went to my local oncologist today and my numbers are how they have been – so he’s happy. My next doctors visit is seeing a new dentist in the first few weeks June, then my NYC oncologist a few days after that.

Tomorrow, May 18th is the two year anniversary of the day I was told that I have Chronic NK & T-Cell LGL leukemia. Multiple dates could be considered the anniversary, though – April 7th was my first local oncologist visit, April 10th was the day he told me I probably had a malignancy of some kind, April 15th was the day he gave me the paperwork on LGL leukemia, so I suppose April 15th could be an anniversary – May 18th was the day that the diagnosis was confirmed and a treatment plan was laid out, though.

So, anyway, I will talk to all of you next week. Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, May 10th 2017

Me on Wednesday May 10th 2017 at 4:28 PM
Me on Wednesday May 10th 2017 at 4:28 PM

Happy Wednesday! So, not much going on here – hopefully nothing back going on in your neck of the woods either. Nothing much planned this weekend – but Sunday is Mothers Day here in the US, so remember that, everyone!

Other than that, hope all of you have a great weekend and I will talk to on Monday!

Wednesday, May 3rd 2017

Me on May 3rd 2017 at 4:51 PM
Me on May 3rd 2017 at 4:51 PM

Hello everyone! So, it was Restaurant Week for the last two weeks here – and on Saturday, we went to a local fancy restaurant for it. It was very delicious. I had mozzarella cheese drizzled with olive oil and served with a basil leaf for an appetizer (weird appetizer, a whole lot of cheese, but hey, it’s a fancy place, they probably know what they are doing!), a bronzino filet with lentil entree, and a lemon mousse for dessert. It was delicious. So, other than that, nothing went on here this weekend. So, I will talk to all of you next week!

Wednesday, April 26th 2017

Me on April 26th 2016 at 5:28 PM
Me on April 26th 2016 at 5:28 PM

Happy Wednesday! I hope all of you had a great week! Nothing much is going on here, so not much to post about. My week was an average week – should be a good weekend. Hope all of you have a great weekend and I will talk to you next week!

Wednesday, April 19th 2017

Me on April 19th 2017 at 5:38 PM
Me on April 19th 2017 at 5:38 PM

Happy Wednesday! I hope all of you had a great weekend – and holidays, if you celebrate anything. I celebrated Easter by eating candy – candy is tasty!

I went to my local oncologist today and they were able to get all of the tubes for the registry – so I had like 9 or 10 tubes drawn today. He likes my numbers, which is always good. Don’t have any doctors appointments until I see him again next month, so yay! No plans here for the weekend, so not much going on, so I will just do the usual routine. I hope all of you have great weekends and I will talk to you next wednesday!