Category: Treatment

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

The Valid Interpretation

Funny, I’m not sure I’d recognize my Oncologist, Dr. Wojciech Morzycki, without a mask. He is a brilliant specialist with a huge practice where many of his patients are in the advanced stages of cancer with little chance of survival. At our face-to-face consult today, he shared his diagnosis on the state of my disease ….  Read More

The Dreaded Curve Ball

In baseball, the curveball is hard to hit because it is unpredictable. All of us with cancer, or any disease for that matter, discover early in treatment that we can’t predict what is coming. I’ve had lots going on lately but until recently I had more questions than answers so I didn’t have much about ….  Read More

Poking Holes in My Belly

I bet you don’t have a Sharps Bin in your home. This is our newest decoration. My preference would be to point at it and make it disappear like in the Got Junk Ads. Last Tuesday (October 20th) I learned that I will be on blood thinners for the rest of my life. Apparently most ….  Read More

Experience Chemotherapy

Today, September 30th, was my second chemotherapy treatment. Last February, my initial cancer treatment was a combination of radiation every weekday and chemotherapy once a week for a period of five weeks. At that time, I had no idea what to expect and approached both with a “Let’s get ‘er done” mindset but emotionally I ….  Read More

Vocatus atque non vocatus, Deus aderit

The blog title is a quote from Carl Jung. I will translate it later. That is not me in the picture. Like me, that individual is engaged in reflection. That is where I have been through the last several weeks. To be honest, I had moments of feeling sorry for myself but I am past ….  Read More