Monthly Archives: December 2008

Just Say “NO”. . .

. . . to nuts!!  Dougie has been steadily improving every day, so he decided to try some Walnuts yesterday and for whatever reason, the third nut went down and caused an immediate severe pain in his head!  Before yesterday, … Continue reading

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Christmas was a success…

It’s now the day after Christmas and while Christmas day wasn’t everything it could have been it was still very enjoyable.  There were a few rough patches in there, mostly in the morning before anyone arived and then another in … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve

The last two days have been really rough on Dougie.  He has what is known as delayed onset nausea/vomiting from the chemotherapy.  It happens occasionally and when it does, it is really hard on the patient.  The typical anti-emetics that … Continue reading

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Birthday with Cancer!

Sunday was Dougie’s birthday.  His family came over, and we ate a nice dinner.  And when I say “we”, I am including Doug!  He ate ham, mac and cheese and bread!!  He had a child’s portion, but he swallowed it!  … Continue reading

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Chemo Cycle 1 Day 3

RECAP OF DOUGIE’S History: Doug has been diagnosed with base of the Tongue cancer, it is a large tumor (that has been there a long time and was misdiagnosed multiple times, not to mention the fact that it was overlooked … Continue reading

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Trading coughing for hiccups

I had plenty of coughing before the treatment started.  It was mostly in the night while trying to sleep and typically started when I moved around trying to get comfortable.  Of course, now I have almost constant hiccups that after … Continue reading

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The next chapter finally begins

It’s been a long way traveled to get here but today I finally started treatment.  So far today has not been bad at all aside from sitting in this same chemo chair all day.  I did get to spend the … Continue reading

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