My Cancer Story Ch. 32 “Death and All His Friends”

Chapter 32: “Death and All His Friends”

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The next few deliveries of Amphoterrible weren’t that bad really. They properly bombed me beyond the point of the shakes, and I mostly slept through the courses. I had been discharged and again stayed at Chet Ronald and only had to visit the outpatient clinic every few days in the mornings to get the treatments; it wasn’t necessary to waste my Dad’s Insurance on expensive hospital stays.

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My Cancer Story Ch. 31 “Shake, Rattle, and Roll”

Chapter 31: “Shake, Rattle, and Roll”

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For those of you just joining us, I was told that I needed an infusion that while great at killing fungal infections would also cause me to shake uncontrollably. Now we resume our regularly scheduled programming:

 

“Tremors? Like an earthquake?”

 

“No, more like a seizure. Dr. McGann didn’t tell you?”

 

“No… I guess she had enough bad news to tell me. Why does this medicine do this?”

 

“Well, not to worry, we give you Demerol to control the shakes, it’ll relax your entire body; you’ll often fall asleep through the infusion.”

 

“Alright, then. When do we start?”

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My Cancer Story Ch. 30 “Amphoterrible”

Chapter 30: “Amphoterrible”

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After the first week of hospitalization, I was told that I was a pleasant patient; I never made a commotion, was absurdly polite, and most importantly, did what I was told.

I was also commended over the course of my various treatments about how well my body was reacting to the chemotherapy. Sure, I had the requisite amount of nausea, lack of hunger, and hair loss, but overall, the astounded nurses and doctors reassured me that I had had it better than most of the kids they had treated.

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