Tag: colon cancer

Spinning Carnival Ride

When Cancer Returns

The doctor’s eyes shifted slightly when he looked at me during the meeting following my scan. I knew. And I knew immediately. In the scan following my initial surgery, there were tiny, tiny spots in my lungs, as well as one in the T-11 vertebra. Too tiny to biopsy. So […]

Taking chemo

Chemo with Walter White

Tickle that cheek, and take your throne; pump your veins with gushing gold. On September 15, 2014, I took my first round of chemo for colon cancer. My treatment was FOLFOX6, a cocktail of Leucovorin, Fluorouracil (5-FU), and Oxaliplatin, for six months, infusions every other week. Each time I […]