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Colon Cancer: A Journal After Diagnosis

April 7, 2021

Yesterday I had my first infusion of the new drugs. It went badly. I was given Benadryl to calm any potential allergic reaction and had a “restless leg” reaction that, I was told, happens to some people. The nurse recommended I not be given Benadryl again. Then, near the end of the Herceptin, I threwContinue reading “April 7, 2021”

April 6, 2021

I found out yesterday that I am getting Perjeta which is a companion drug to Herceptin and also a targeted drug. It has all kinds of very bad side effects, including heart issues, and reactions can occur during the infusion. I leave in about 2 hours for my appointment. Love, Molly

April 5, 2021 P.S.

I got the drill to work but didn’t feel comfortable when I used it so I switched to a hammer and pliers – just my speed. I’ve been hammering while holding tiny hard drives with a plier in a mask and goggles on my living room floor for HOURS – and now I am DONE!!!Continue reading “April 5, 2021 P.S.”

April 5, 2021

Good morning! I’ve been up since 5 a.m. working. Now I’m teaching myself how to use a Dremel drill press. I bought it a few years ago to destroy some hard drives but never did so I’m doing it now. I’m trying to follow the diagrams and figure out how to get the drill bitContinue reading “April 5, 2021”

April 3, 2021

So far today I’ve baked cinnamon rolls and a lemon ring and I’ve eaten cinnamon rolls and some of my lemon ring. It’s a good day!!! As part of my last weekend clean-up wrap-up, I went through my book of recipes that I’ve collected or created over time and pulled out the ones I stillContinue reading “April 3, 2021”

April 2, 2021

I’m scared. I’m really, really scared. I go in for the new drug Tuesday afternoon. I am really worried that it will damage my heart. I really don’t want to lose any other part of my body. And I think a good, strong heart will help fight the cancer. My first oncologist (in my priorContinue reading “April 2, 2021”

March 31, 2021 P.S.

I forgot to say something. One of the things I’ve been doing – as you know – is cleaning out old stuff. Well, I had my report cards from first and second grades. YES! I won’t tell you how long ago that was … Anyway, the teachers wrote long, thoughtful, detailed reports – really beautifullyContinue reading “March 31, 2021 P.S.”

March 31, 2021

Hello!!! I have a lot to report! First of all, I am POOPED!!! I have been working very hard and am absolutely exhausted. I gave myself an end-of-the-month deadline to finish certain things and I’ve almost made it. I’ll need the weekend to finish everything because I got interrupted by some major issues which areContinue reading “March 31, 2021”

March 25, 2021

Good morning! I have a nasty little tidbit that anyone reading this who has cancer will know and I want you to know you’re not alone. The chemo causes me to have to blow my nose a thousand times a day (well, not a thousand but I now go through tissue boxes like water) andContinue reading “March 25, 2021”

March 24, 2021

I am a gigantic stink bomb. I don’t know why but my stoma pouch STINKS and it’s not supposed to. I change it and I still stink!!! SMELLY!!! So this week something not good happened – the details aren’t important – but what’s important is that sometimes one thing can happen – something entirely unexpectedContinue reading “March 24, 2021”

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