Spring has sprung

The grass has riz

I wonder where

The birdies iz

Ah, yes! Spring has finally reached us here in Texas. Sorry bout that for those of you stuck under a blanket of snow up north!

More rolling

We headed east to Houston after church, and paying few bills, and a ...

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More Shaking

Today is called day 8 in the Chemo plan, and I get the big drug here in Austin at Texas Oncology. So Cheryl and I set off to feed the vampires this morning (only two vials nor since we are not part of any studies here in Austin) and we ...

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More White Blood Cells, Please

Today, I need more white blood cells, So off we go to the Texas Oncology Clinic for another $8000 shot. Oh, yeah, I forgot, after all the insurance wrangling, it falls down to $650 or so. Cheryl is taking me there then coming home to rest, as she is not ...

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Shake Rattle and Roll

Just not in that order

Yesterday, Cheryl and I did the normal Spring trick, We overslept and failed to Spring forward. Well, Cheryl overslept, I woke up just fine and thought the clocks were right and did not check on her until it was too late to make our normal ...

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Getting ready for round two

Here we are at the end of week three after starting the M. D. Anderson treatment plan, and it is tough, but looks like things are at least working on some level. That much is good news. The chemo is definitely having an effect that I can feel that is ...

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Chemo Round Two

On Monday, I got the second dose of Chemo, this one here in Austin. This one was the traditional drug, not the high-power one Dr. Kies wants me in Houston for. So, I was back in the open area at Texas Oncology for this one, just like I did six ...

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Better living through Chemistry

It has been a few days since my first big dose of Chemo at M.D Anderson, and the full effects are starting to settle in. They told me I would feel down from them, and I think they are right. I am feeling tired, but little else.

Yesterday, I ...

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Primo Chemo

OK, Folks! Today was round one of M. D. Anderson's Chemo treatment! It was a bear!

We thought we would be in and out in a reasonably short amount of time. WRONG! We got there around 6:30am, having driven over Sunday evening again, this time staying at a ...

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Another Day

Here we are, back at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, visiting with more doctors again. And staring at more fish.

Fish tank

There are 63 fish tanks in this place. Apparently, they have a calming effect on patients in this place. Every waiting area has a tank. One aquarium place in Houston ...

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Data Collection

Cheryl and I drove over to Houston on late Wednesday afternoon so we would not be rushed on Thursday for our appointments. It was a good thing, because getting through Houston and finding our Motel was a bit of a hassle. We got there just in time to go to ...

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