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Jake McManaman
What if you could change the world?
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How Can This Be?
Jake passed away on May 11, 2014. Mother's Day. Time of death was called at 3:24am, when the hospice nurse came. In reality, it was more like 2:08am. I know because I was holding his hand as he took his last breath. I know a lot of you are wondering what ha...

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A New Drug, More Bad News and Hope for Comfort
Two nights ago we were eating dinner at the table and Myah looks at me and points out a fact that I've been trying to avoid.  She said, "Dad, your eyes are yellow."  In truth, they are getting a little yellow but aren't yet yolk color yet.  It is a move in ...

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A Rough Week
Few things in this life have been harder than telling my mother that I am going to die. That was the message that Tami and I delivered to my parents today after another abdominal drain and extensive consultation with my doctor.  Things aren't going my way i...

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Treatment #11 - Or "How to lose 10 lbs in 20 minutes"
I've been unable to blog for the last 2 weeks because of some very intense physical and emotional pain.  Things have been going downhill for a bit now, with confusing numbers and new challenges that seem insurmountable at times.  While things with my cancer...

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Treatment #10 and some mixed news
We've been through enough treatments now that the nurses know our names and we're starting to see other patients that we recognize and talk to from time to time.  Double digits...#10.  Before I get too far into the treatment update, I'll start with our Dr u...

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Another reaction and encouraging numbers
Another treatment in process (#9) and another weekend of feeling like crap.  Not a whole lot to look forward to, but a necessary part of the journey.  Yesterday was a long day in the infusion suite.  It all started with a port access and labs, followed by a...

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Changing tastes and more unforseen events
As I've mentioned briefly in the past, the way I perceive taste is changing.  I don't mean a slow and purposeful evolution like the fact that I hated curry when I was a child and I love it now...I'm talking about a scattered and dynamic timeline where one m...

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Good news, changes in treatment and a new concern
It was long shitty day. Today was treatment #7, the treatment that almost didn't happen.  It was a day that started at 7:30 and ended at 3pm...and that's just hospital time.  Delay #1 - They had issues drawing blood from my port.  This may be due to the cat...

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Treatment #6 and positive news!
Yesterday was number 6 in my endless number of chemo treatments.  It went reasonably well.  I think that I'm starting to get used to this schtick.  I'm starting to find the nurses that I prefer and the infusion suites that have the best view.  I also found ...

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Best Weekend Ever! And a new bump in the road...
No...I'm not a Seahawks fan.  I am a fan of two amazing people that brought it upon themselves to follow my schedule, pick out a time that had the best chance of an "energetic" Jake, purchase tickets, book hotels and rent a car just so they could show up on...
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