Off to the races

Jul 12

Good news, folks. Tonight I took my third dose of my new medication. I spent some time on the phone last week coordinating with all the different players: my oncology team, the manufacturer, the billing liaison, the pharmacy and the insurance company. All of it was worth it though, because insurance is covering nearly all of the cost of the drug. Praise the Lord...

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A summer change

Jul 01

Today should be the start of a new chemo cycle, but that’s not the plan. And I have to say I’m quite happy for the chemo break — chemo, while marvelous for all its cancer-killing ways, is a doozy to cope with week after week, month after month, year after year. Last week, I had my regularly scheduled PET scan and it showed a mixed result. I had...

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