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Sept. 19, 2022 — The journey continues

This morning, I got my sixth chemotherapy injection at the doctor’s office.

It’s been a routine that I’ve gotten used to, going to appointments, getting examinations, drawing blood, and, every few months, getting an injection in my hip.

Only today, I felt something that I had never felt before. As I was getting blood drawn after the chemo injection, I felt a pulse in my left side. It moved from there to the center of my back, then to my right side.

it hurt. I mean, it was noticeable, this pulsating fire. The pain moved up my spine and got to my shoulders.

Now, I’ve been injected with all manner of dyes, vaccines, and other things over my lifetime. But today was the only time I could actually feel the fluid moving through me and reacting with tissue, nerves, and muscles.

It was painful, to the point where I was concerned that I might not be able to drive home.

I let the injection reaction calm down a bit before getting into the car, whereupon I was able to get to the supermarket for a gallon of milk.

After getting home, I had to take a nap. The hormone chilled my body and I had to get a blanket even on this 80-degree day.

It’s been the fight of my life, trying to beat back cancer. I have a hard road ahead, one which involves a radical surgery once the doctors agree. I have a lot of work to do, to dedicate myself to get ready for the procedure which should ostensibly save my life.

On days like this, the fight against cancer is uppermost of mind, as it should be for those of you who are also fighting it.

My advice to you is simple: keep fighting.