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Purple Death Hawk #2

Posted on February 5, 2016 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (2)

I met with my radiation doctor yesterday. At this exact moment I have little to say. I asked him my main question, how much time do I have.

Six to 12 months. Maybe a little more, maybe a little less. The beast is running amuck in my body.

I have not yet decided how I am going out, at home or the hospital. I really do not like hospitals.

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The Purple Death Hawk

Posted on February 2, 2016 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (0)

So one year ago today I was admitted to the hospital for stage 4 small cell lung cancer. It was not too horribly bad, one larger lump and one or two small ones. I was showing bone mets in five locations as well. Both ribs, both inner hips and my lower spine.

I have had two different chemo treatments. The first one ran the round and I took some time off. I had the bone mets done. Then I started back on a new round of chemo. The second rou...

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Purple Death Hawk 01-30-16

Posted on January 30, 2016 at 7:45 AM Comments comments (0)

I seem to have a few brain cells coming back. Day three, and there are a few of them. I now have two days free from the brain works stuff and then on again for five. They decided they wanted the full 20 days, not just the 15.

Small cells in the left hand are a bit bounced, just the three fingers. I can handle this. It is the sudden legs going out from under me that has me a totally bit F- up. Suddenly up, then sudden...

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Purple Death Hawk 01-28-2016 Oh hell.

Posted on January 28, 2016 at 8:25 AM Comments comments (1)

So. Oh hell. What the F&ck.


Okay, I am still here.


I will go back to Monday, late day. Got through to the doctor's office and got in touch with them. The Chemo doctor. Things were not going well. Okay, no problem, I can show up tomorrow early and get a scan done on both my chest and brain. Funny how that works.


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Purple Death Hawk 01-25-2016

Posted on January 25, 2016 at 11:45 AM Comments comments (1)

11 months, three weeks. Going out of my mind. Unfortunately, the fourth round of chemo, the increase, did not work..... in a big way. I have three completely different marks on both arms and a third on my side arm. The fourth did work, but I will have to call them to see if we can get it decreased. Somewhere between 135 and 140 might work.

Okay, it is what it is and it is only my full second round of chemo so I have several to go. Just a...

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Purple Death Hawk 01-21-2016

Posted on January 21, 2016 at 7:45 AM Comments comments (1)

Okay, here I am. Not sure where to start, but I might as well start somewhere.

I did go and see the doctor yesterday, 100 questions, most of them the same. We shall start at the reverse and work our way forward this time. 

Six weeks, not likely going to happen. It is possible, just not probable. The main reason being that I got the flu and pneumonia s...

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Purple Death Hawk 01-19-16 11 months, two plus weeks

Posted on January 19, 2016 at 10:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Stage four small cell cancer lung cancer with five different bone mets. Enough said. This seems to be the one they do not have a cure for.

Okay, I am having a bit of quiet time right now. I still have a sense of humor and all that. Just going at it a bit more quietly. I have a CAT scan due this week and will see where I go next. I will pull myself forward. I will continue to fight the fight. I just need to take a day...

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Purple Death Hawk 01-10-16 ...

Posted on January 10, 2016 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (1)

11 months, one week. Part of me wants to go run screaming. A large part of me. Yes, I am having more trouble on a daily basis dealing with the emotions. I do not have a clue where my emotions are going and where I am going with them.


I do have a series of scans lined up, CAT and some type of radiation or something. At this time, I am not even going to announce the when. I am having enough of a problem just getting t...

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Purple Death Hawk 01-02-16 11 months

Posted on January 2, 2016 at 10:40 AM Comments comments (0)

11 months. That is about all I can say about this right now. I did figure out one thing. I have a mattress that is about 10 years old right now. Not bad, but I would not buy a pillow top thing again. Cannot do much with it.


So, for a couple of months I have been waking up to a lot of back pain and facing it throughout the day. Thursday, I decided to not only change my sheets, but also flip the mattress around one h...

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Purple Death Hawk 12-31-15 Happy New Year!

Posted on December 31, 2015 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (1)

Sending this out today because I may not manage to stay awake until midnight.


I did go in to see my doctor yesterday and had the latest in the second type of chemo. We made a decision to continue the chemo for the next two or three weeks and then begin the scans. He told me my options. Skip the extra chemos or have them. I decided to go with it.


So, I s...

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