Another Infusion

29 Are not two sparrows sold for a cent? And yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. 30 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Matthew 10:29-30

After an early morning conclusion totaling 96 continuous hours of chemotherapy infusion, I received the release from the hospital. Continue reading

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First Day of Chemo

At around 11 PM Wednesday, March 2, 2016 we began the first round of the Dose-Controlled EPOCH chemotherapy. This is the first of 4 bags that will require 24 hours each for the total infusion to occur. As I write this at a little before midnight on Thursday (3/3), the first sets of bags have completed, I’ve showered, and the second set of bags (out of four series of bags) have been installed and are flowing the chemicals through my body.

I am to avoid contact with others during and two days after the infusion. Apparently, the body sweats off the chemo that is absorbed, making it toxic to others who come in contact with it. This means I cannot sleep in the same bed as my wife during this treatment and I cannot have direct contact with anyone during this time. Fortunately, she is able to stay in my hospital room with me. Some research suggests that having a family member stay with a patient often speeds recovery and improves recovery levels. I certainly believe they are on to something. It has been such a comfort and blessing to have her here with me throughout this process. Continue reading