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Alex Mangoff
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Finishing up Chemo #12
Hi Everyone - Today is the last day of my 12th chemotherapy. Physically, this one was tough, but mentally it wasn't that bad. I think the fact that therapy is coming to a close makes each of these stays easier, regardless of the physical impact. If all goes...

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Chemo #11 is done
Good afternoon everyone, I hope you all are doing well. I returned from my latest session of chemo yesterday evening. Overall things went well, though they did keep me an extra day due to some concerns about higher than normal levels of creatinine. Essentia...

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Chemo update
Hi Everyone - I just noticed I forgot to post after my 10th chemo treatment was over, so my apologies for the delay. I was in the hospital today getting tested to see if my counts were high enough to start my 11th chemo; unfortunately, they were not. We are...

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Chemo 9 down, 5 to go
Hi Everyone - I apologize for the short length of this post, I've been feeling a little under the weather the last few days.  We finished up the ninth chemo treatment late Thursday, and things went as smoothly as we could have hoped.  Post chemo has been ro...

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Chemo Delayed
Hi Everyone - My chemo, which was supposed to start yesterday, has been delayed until at least Monday due to low counts.  So, I'll likely be in the hospital Monday and Tuesday and will be released on Wednesday.  I'm a little disappointed, but at least the d...

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Preparing for the next chemo
Hello everyone - It appears I will be in line to start my next round of chemo on time. My counts were very low Monday, especially my platelets, but things should be ready to go by this Friday. They sent me to the hospital for a transfusion to get the platel...

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Eight down, Six to go...
Hi Everyone - Just checking in to let you all know that I'll be wrapping up my eighth chemo treatment today. I'm officially past the half-way point. Other than being stir-crazy, things have been going well. I've begun physical therapy on my left shoulder in...

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Hi Everyone - It's been a while, but chemo finally started back up last week.  Seven down, seven to go.  This last one hit harder than I was expecting, partially due to the fact I'm still recovering from the surgery.  However, things went well and it feels ...

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Back Home From Surgery
Hi Everyone - I am back from surgery, which went well.  To remove my tumor they had to remove my whole scapula, so my mobility is now limited on the left side.  Alas, my dream of becoming a championship weightlifter will go unrealized.  However, there are t...

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Surgery on Thursday!
Hi Everyone - So the past week or so has been pretty uneventful, just a lot of tests to ensure I'm ready for surgery.  They say I am, so surgery to remove the tumor is supposed to happen on Thursday as scheduled.  After the surgery, I'll have eight more che...
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