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Joe DeLangie
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Closing Another Chapter
This past Monday was a big day.   After just over two years to the day that I had it put in, I had surgery to remove my port.   I figured the closing of another chapter was a good opportunity to dust off this blog since it’s been well over a year since I’ve...
Closing Another Chapter
Closing Another Chapter
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Reflecting Back & Looking Forward
A year ago today I was lying on my couch, sick with pneumonia for the second time in a five month period.  Although I didn't know it at the time, it would be a sign of things to come for the year.  Last year was supposed to be a great one filled with joyful...
Reflecting Back & Looking Forward
Reflecting Back & Looking Forward
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First an update:  I'm writing this from the clinic while getting the first dose of my "maintenance therapy", which I'll get every two months for the next two years.  It consists of one drug, Rituxan, which is an antibody that targets certain cells to keep t...
Walking Through the Fire
Walking Through the Fire
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What Is Mesothelioma?
Now that I'm officially finished with my treatment and setbacks (no more setbacks!), I'm looking forward to being able to give back and help others.  One of the ways I hope to be able to do that is to use this space to bring awareness to certain causes, esp...
What Is Mesothelioma?
What Is Mesothelioma?
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Angioplasty
I mentioned in my last post that I found out that the stent in my iliac artery had collapsed and another surgery was needed to fix it.  Anything more than a casual walk caused my left leg to go numb because not enough blood could get through to deliver oxyg...
Angioplasty
Angioplasty
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But wait...there's more!
This post is coming from about 20 feet from the Atlantic ocean while we are on a short getaway at a resort in Maine (just Tiffany and I.)  After two unsuccessful attempts at a 10 year anniversary vacation, we finally made it.  Despite everything that has ha...
But wait...there's more!
But wait...there's more!
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Last Chemo
Landing in the hospital only ended up pushing my last chemo treatment by 8 days, so I was recovered enough to go in for it on July 22nd.  I started the day with a quick run/ walk before getting ready, which I always do on treatment days.  I do it at the re...
Last Chemo
Last Chemo
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Another Setback - Part 2
If you haven't read part 1, click here. On Sunday morning, after a solid 2 and a half hours of sleep, I woke up to have my blood taken at 6:15am.  My nurse informed me that they were not able to get the Leukine I was waiting for and that they would have it ...
Another Setback - Part 2
Another Setback - Part 2
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Another Setback - Part 1
So close.  Last Saturday, July 12th, I was less than two days away from getting my last chemotherapy treatment when things suddenly went off the rails.  Before that point, I had already mentally moved onto life after chemo and made plans for everything I wa...
Another Setback - Part 1
Another Setback - Part 1
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Updates, #5 Down, and Bald Eagles
In my last post a couple weeks ago I talked about dealing with an increase in the chemo side effects.  It did get better after that first week and I went along with life as usual (as much as can be expected during this phase of life.)  I noticed that I neve...
Updates, #5 Down, and Bald Eagles
Updates, #5 Down, and Bald Eagles
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