Category: Treatment

The 2% Mindset & Health Update

On Monday, November 15th, 2021 I had treatment at 2:30 pm. As you can see in the table below, my key bloodwork values are both up and down. Ideally, it would be good to see a higher White Blood Count (WBC) as it is an indication that my Immune System is in good shape to ….  Read More

Health Update – Treatment Day

Today, Monday, November 1st, 2021 is a Treatment Day at 2:30 pm. Compared with past treatments, this one is pretty easy. I show up, they hook me up using my port-a-cath, the lines are flushed, I get a small bag of saline solution to hydrate my blood, the chemo drug is added to the gravity ….  Read More

Health Update

Today was not a good day. It started well but went downhill quickly. I was up at 5:00 am, had a couple of poached eggs, and headed over to Brad’s for our Tuesday workout. I was feeling tired and pretty sure all we’d do is watch a few Crossfit Clips and Chat. That’s how it ….  Read More

My Poop Sinks

Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I’d stitch together the words “My Poop Sinks” in a sentence, but there you have it right in front of you in print. There is an explanation coming but first let me seed your thoughts with a birthday wish. My Birthday Wish In a few short ….  Read More

Health Update – Pancreatic Atrophy

Today I had an initial meeting with Palliative Care Team of the Nova Scotia Health Authority. I will have more so say on that in a future post once I have time to digest all the new information I got today. During today’s meeting I learned that my pancreas is shriveled and appears to be ….  Read More

Health Update

Appointment Date: Tuesday, July 20, 2022 I met with Dr. Wojciech Morzycki around 10:45 am to get the results of my CAT Scan. He is a brilliant Oncologist and frequently tells me I’m his favourite patient. In spite of my cancer and associated weight loss, I continue to be healthy overall and able to be ….  Read More

Chemo Holiday

Today I saw my absolutely brilliant Oncologist Dr. Wojeiech Morzycki. I had a CAT scan last week which my Doc uses to compare with the last one to get a sense of whether the tumours are pretty much the same and still limited to my liver and a few lymph nodes. I was nervous heading ….  Read More

Below the Price of a Litre of Gas

I am wrapping up my third cycle on the chemo drug Capecitabin (also known as Xeloda). A cycle is three weeks. During weeks one and two, I take four pills in the morning and four in the evening. During week three, I get a break from taking drugs. Chemo is cumulative which means the side ….  Read More

ROI – Priority Second Dose for the Immune Compromised Community

Those who follow my blog know that in December 2019 I was blindsided with a cancer diagnosis. I wish to start this post with a heartfelt shoutout to all the brilliant medical professionals who have taken care of me for the past sixteen months. Maintaining quality care for patients with life-threatening diseases while concurrently redesigning ….  Read More

Two Steps Forward and One Back

Two Steps Forward On Tuesday, April 6th 2021, I re-started chemotherapy with the drug Capecitabine. It is four pills in the morning and four later in the day. This drug is not as aggressive as the Oxaliplatin I was on. However, it will not destroy my blood marrow. Like everything else with cancer treatment, each ….  Read More