Florida’s Summer

Florida summer is here. Everyday it is between 90 and 93 degrees. It is also the rainy season and almost everyday it rains.

On a brighter note…. last week I had to go to get a P.E.T. scan. Since I stopped Chemo my Dr wanted me to get the scan to see if any cancer may be present. I went for the scan and the results were negative. No cancer spots in my body. So that was good news.

I go for another scan in about three months. If all is clear then they will take out my port that is implanted in my right upper chest. This port saves(ed) me from someone starting an IV to deliver my Chemo. A very good pain saver device.


No More Chemo…

That’s it. I’m done with Chemo. My doctor said I did not need any more for now. I’m hoping “for ever.”

I still feel crappy. She said that the after effects of the Chemo may last 3 to 6 months. I am light headed, dizzy, and sometimes the shortness of breath is disturbing. So I am hoping that it is less then 3 months for me to start feeling better.


So that all about that.


Sox in (next to) last place

The White Sox are in next to last place. Seems like they can’t seem to win a bunch of wins in a row. Their record as of today is 21-25 or .457. Not good enough to be a threat to anyone above them in the standings. But hey, you never know, they may find themselves on a winning streak. Someday!

I started my Chemo again. Had two bags of Chemo juice this past Thursday and I get 1 more bag next Thursday, June 1st. Then I am off a week and start back on the 15th of June. I am not sure how many I get. My doctor said she wants me to have 6 total but with me winding up in the hospital for a few days I’m not sure.


Red Cells-White Cells

A couple of week ago, before chemo, I had to have a blood test. It was discovered that I have a low red cell count. That explained why I had a shortness of breath episode. So last Saturday I had to go and get an infusion of blood to build up my red cells and bring more oxygen to my heart.

The other day after another blood test before chemo I was told I needed shots to build up my white cells. Seems I was short those too. So Friday I had the shot and today another shot.

At least this week I am off. No chemo and no shots or infusions. Yeaaaa…..


My Updates….

I have started Chemo again. This week I had two sessions and I am off a week. So far so good. At least I am not having any reaction from the treatments, so that is good.

I have a ways to go yet. My doctor said she hopes to get 6 treatments in but she does not count the way I do. One treatment is actually three. I go until at least June so at least there is an end to the treatments.

So that’s that with that.


Bladder Cancer….. again

After my visit with my kidney doctor he discovered more cancer in my bladder. He is going to remove it this Wednesday, 5 Apr.

I am wishing real hard that in the near future I will be free of all this mess and can go on with my life cancer free and maybe live a few years longer.


3rd Chemo..

Well after the third session of Chemo, I found myself in need to breathe. I was experiencing shortness of breath.

After an 11 hr wait in the ER, I finally was admitted and stayed in the hospital for 3 days.

All is better now but it is concerning not being able to get enough aid in your lungs to breath.

All fine now, later…..

2nd Chemo Treatment

Well I went for my 2nd Chemo treatment and it was pretty much the same as the 1st. Lots of sitting in a chair while the medicine goes into my port on my chest. So far I haven’t experienced the “normal” Chemo feelings. Nausea, sick feeling etc. Just a few headaches which may or may not be from the Chemo.

I am off a week or maybe three and then back to my treatments. My doctor say’s she would like me to have six treatments in all so four more to go.

Other then that, nothing else is new. Well maybe one thing…. the weather. I don’t know how many more day’s of 90 degrees I can handle. 🙂


1st Chemo Treatment

Yesterday, Tuesday the 21st I had my 1st Chemo treatment at the Cancer Center. The entire start to finish time was approx: 1.45 hrs. I am getting two drugs and don’t ask the names because I don’t remember. I should of written them down but I didn’t. Next time I go which is next Tuesday I will.

So, the 1st one is over and possibly 5 more to go. I hope they all will be as easy as this first one.


Chicago’s Mess

Seems like the trouble in Chicago is NOT and will not change unless the lawmakers and law enforcers want it to change.

The animals that are roaming the streets have no regard for anything that resembles a civil society. They are all about slingin’ dope on the corners and shooting someone. Anyone…. it does not matter who, where, if there are any witnesses. They just do not care.

Chicago’s alderman seem to think that this mess will stop. No, it won’t. The killings will go on as long as there are prosecutors and Judges that don’t on a routine basis decide that they, the Judges, hand out sentences way below what the law say’s they should be. In other words, if a guy gets caught with a gun and the MANDATORY penalty should be 1 year in jail it puzzles me that a judge would give him probation.

The States Attorney is the one that approves charges. She, is not following the law. She decides what charges to file and the police have no say in it. If a guy fights the police during a lawful arrest he should be charged with Aggravated Battery of a Police Officer right? Not in Chicago. He may probably be charged with Simple Battery even tho the law says the appropriate charge should be Aggravated. And when the case goes to trial the Judge will most likely let the offender go without any penalty.

The bad guy’s know this so there is no fear of spending any time behind bars because the head Sheriff says there is not any more room in jail to house all these bad guys so don’t arrest anyone. What a load of crap.

So to recap….. police no longer can stop and frisk someone and the crap know it. You can steal a car and the police can no longer chase you. The crap know this. If you do make an arrest and the crap resists, chances are IAD will investigate and trouble will be with you for a long while. The crap know this also so making a complaint against a Police Officer is a good move to get out of trouble.

Chicago is lost. Police are doing the minimum for fear that the next radio call will be the call that may cost them their jobs so why try to get to that call and risk your job?