Great To Be Alive!


it’s great to be alive on a sunny Sunday, especially after what happened to me on Friday and Saturday. The RMCC is a world-class facility with top notch professionals; and don’t even get me started on their kick-ass pharmaceuticals.

5 pounds of chemo
5 pounds of chemo

 

Night time companion
Night time companion

Despite these advantages, this “mobilization” chemo was my worst yet as far a side effects. At least I only have one more to go; the one called “high dose” chemo; the purpose of which is to kill off my bone marrow, immune system, etc. so I can be infused with my own stem cells to reboot my body.

Some people have stopped me on the street recently and said, “You look terrible, man; is there anything you need?” Others have read my blog and offered to donate spare lymph nodes or chunks of their cerebral cortex they aren’t using to help with my chemo brain.

Dismissing the painful wallet-ectomy, there are some body parts you can donate pain-free to benefit me and others with cancer.

The first is blood. I will be needing transfusions as part of my stem cell transplant and since I will be making withdrawals from the blood bank any deposits will replenish the supply. Contact the Red Cross if you’re interested.

Another altruistic act you can perform for your fellow humans is to sign up to be a bone marrow donor. At this stage in my treatment I don’t need donor marrow, but thousands of others do, and many of them will die without it. You can learn more at the National Marrow Donor Program website.

Just to show you how easy it is to donate bone marrow, I’ll demonstrate it later this month and post the entire experience here—complete with pictures and video—because that’s the kind of hands-on investigative blogging my fans has come to expect.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to lie down. All this reporting is making me dizzy.

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One thought on “Great To Be Alive!

  1. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Mike. Hi to Susan – glad you have you wifie there AND your WiFi!! Ugh – these are tough days to get through.
    Hang in there. I read a good devotional this morning that encouraged me, this was the scripture… For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. 1 John 5:4

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