May 31, 2017

Today is my fourth treatment. I'm typing this as I am getting my oxaliplatin. Pretty exiting being a third of the way there! Not sure what ‘there’ is. But I am on my way. 

This morning as I was getting my labs done my port wasn’t cooperating. Oh, by the way, I...

May 30, 2017

It was December of 1994, the night of the Wade Hampton High School’s Winter Choral Concert, and I was running late. 

As usual. 

Now for the first 16 years of my life pretty much every day, without fail, I had brushed my hair. You know, like normal people. I woke up, I sh...

May 29, 2017

I’m getting another MRI two weeks from today. My last MRI cost $13,000 but since I am WAY past my deductible that one goes right to the insurance company. I’m thinking about sending them a thank you card with the front saying ‘Thanks bra” and then when you open it up i...

May 27, 2017

I spent the better part of last week at home. 

I think. 

I don’t own any land or have any children so home for me is more of an ethereal question.

I was at my parent’s house in Greenville finishing up a book on legal marketing I’ve been ghostwriting for the past year. I s...

May 25, 2017

“How you doing?”

That is a question all of us get all the time. It’s only a formality. The only appropriate answer is “Fine.” Can you imagine going into work, seeing the person in the cubicle next to you, saying “how you doing” and they actually answer you? You’re stand...

May 25, 2017

One of the side effects of chemo is a fanny pack. 

That’s right…a fanny pack. 

I get three different bags of medicine. Avastin is first, that drips for ten minutes. Then there is the oxaliplatin. That goes for two hours. Then I get the 5FU and that goes for 46 hours. Whi...

May 23, 2017

If there is a heaven, they’ve definitely got a waffle iron. 

Yesterday was my grandmother’s funeral. It was lovely. I know that’s a weird thing to say. Like a pleasant traffic jam or a functional Trump presidency. But it was. Lovely. And grandma would have approved. The...

May 16, 2017

It’s amazing how quickly things become normal.

Today was the first day I went to chemo by myself. My mom was going to come with me this time but since her mother died she had to go home and my girlfriend was working so I headed over to Emory by myself.

Also-side bar:

One...

May 15, 2017

So this is the story I was told. Some of the details may be a little off, but you’ll get the gist of it.

In 1937 an Arizona man walked into his local store to pick up the Denver Post. He got the Denver Post every day but for some reason, on that particular afternoon, th...

May 12, 2017

One of the side effects of my cancer treatment has been an obsession with looking at Zillow. Being brought face to face with the ethereal nature of life has made me want to plant roots and own things. Like it can ward off disease or something. Like I can say:

Me: Ah ah...

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