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  1. Today Kate's brother Bill took the cut to support #k8strong. It was very emotional for kate since she didn't expect him to do it. Very cool Bill, very cool.
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  2. We are "suppose" to be on the last week of the Induction process. It's very very busy in the waiting room (more so than we have ever seen). Asking if she needs to continue the Bactrin prescription or not since she has a refill on the bottle so before we go get it refilled, making sure she needs to continue. Mentioning her ribs starting hurting Tuesday March 3rd, 2020.... 9:50am Kate got her blood work done (they are so busy so running behind schedule) 11:30am Kate got brought back for her Lumbar Puncture. 12:05pm Finished with Lumbar Puncture (kate is happy.. way bet
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  3. Watching how my wife goes through the struggles while at the beginning stages of this fight against cancer, I want to support her. She feels so awkward loosing her hair due to the chemotherapy that I don’t want her or anyone fighting cancer to feel alone.
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  4. We are at the Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit for our 3rd Chemotherapy Treatment as part 3 of 4 of the Induction process. This week they are introducing Rituxin to the normal two she has been receiving. It appears Rutuxin has less side effects as the new drug they used last week so that is good. Especially since I'm on-call starting Tuesday to Tuesday so I will be concentrating more on my job. If we take last week as any indication on how busy On-Call has been, I'll be busy every night but very lucky to have such a great company to work for as they have been understanding and working
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  5. Came home from a tough appointment today to find a care package waiting for Kate. one of the sweetest women at Mclaren health plan is always looking out for how she can encourage and help others. One of those ways is through her “Abby Angel’s”. She lost someone and decided years ago to light the path for others struggling by giving these angels when they are needed. It is an honor to be gifted one by Lana because it means that she is now a warrior for your battle. We came home today to a package of an Abby Angel from Lana’s personal collection to watch over and protect while we
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  6. Praying for the best option for Kate. We all know how stubborn she can be (family trait??)but we are also here to help with her recovery. Sending my Babycakes some positive vibes for a positive outcome.
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  7. I know I’m not the greatest at writing but I warned of that before. I apologize to everyone for the delays in updates. I will work on getting better at posting. the last couple weeks in reality there hasn’t been much to post. My platelets dropped too low to start my next round of chemo but not low enough that I need a transfusion. Although that would normally sound good, it means I’ve been in a holding pattern waiting for the next step. I’ve been going for weekly labs hoping that numbers will come up. We’ve started some vitamin supplements which have helped all my other numbers rise,
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  8. Today’s is treatment day. Apparently Friday’s are busy days to be down here...the waiting room was full and I had to wait quite a bit longer than normal. They used my port for the first time. I was more nervous than usual about it hurting...probably cuz their approaching my chest to stab me with a needle. But it turned out to just feel like a strong pinch and then it was done. I can live with that. Dr Yang prescribed me a new med I have to pick up for the neuropathy. It’s supposed to help with the pain but he said it can make me feel groggy. Lovely. I’ll pick it up on my way home and try it
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  9. I don’t know where to start. I’ve had a challenging past week. I had a port put in and then got an infection and had to be hospitalized for a few days. It would be easy to look at these things at setbacks but Dennis and I continue to look for nothing but positivity. Since being released I have felt better and had a little more energy than I previously had. About 2 weeks ago I had a very big test done. We’ve been anxiously anticipating the results. Today I received those. The test was done to look at my cells at a micro level to determine the cancer cell ratio and how I was progressing. I
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  10. Today is a great day as it celebrates a day back in 1985 when Kate Michelle was born with the help of her loving parents Diane and Larry Sipes and her two protectors (big brothers) Bill and Corey. To really celebrate and understand someone's birthday, you take a minute and imagine what would life be like if they weren't born. I know I would of never found true love. Someone who cares as much for me as I do about them. A best friend that I don't mind being intimate with. Sharing life experiences together I couldn't imagine doing all these things without her. So her birthday is a big day
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  11. So here we are at the end of another week. Today’s segment of “how much can we inject in her” was brought to you by 1 unit of blood and 1 unit of platelets. Although my platelet count is way lower than it should be, its higher than it has been so progress is being made. I woke up today feeling slightly nauseous and didn’t sleep well. The nausea seems to be subsiding (maybe my body just wanted the blood first) and my lack of sleep was due to a dog that is petrified of storms. At first I thought it was cute that she hated them as much as me....now not so much. Yesterday was my birthday und
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  12. With this pandemic, one major change has been that Dennis can’t be with me at these appointments. It’s definitely challenging for both of us. I struggle to remember everything they are throwing at me and he cant keep up on the blog like he wants to. The goal of this blog was to help others that may be going through something similar and struggling to find stories of the process. I know I couldn’t find much to tell me what to expect. The major thing that I am constantly reminded of is no two peoples cancer journey is the same. Whether its the type of cancer you are fighting or even how your bod
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  13. It was a rough week for some reason. Kate has been super sore Monday and Tuesday feeling very nauseated and not comfortable at all. Queasy feeling. I had a hard time getting her to eat and drink which I feel was important since many different doctors and nurses all stressed how important drinking plenty of fluids is important. Good news is today (Wednesday) she is feeling a bit better and has an appetite.
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  14. Kate, I’m thinking of you. Sending love to you!
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  15. When my mom went through cancer and chemo she had me get her a calendar from the dollar store. She wrote down everything in that thing; what treatments started when, reactions, test results, etc. when the doctors would come in and ask her questions she would hand them the calendar. The doctors said it was very helpful. She also made a Summary list that we both carried around for years after to let doctors know her history. Will keep you busy keeping track and save time! Wish I would have thought of it earlier to tell you..
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  16. my prayers are constantly with you two!!! I am glad she has the support system she has. During all this it is critical. I hope she can get some sleep soon please let me know if I can do anything to help
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  17. Good night. I hope Kate gets some sleep (you too Dennis). Keep fighting the Cancer. I know together you can beat it.
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  18. Keeping the prayers going... Been thinking about you guys all day. Hope you're both able to get some sleep.
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  19. Thank you for all the updates, Dennis! Hope the staff are treating her good, as well as you. Loved the pic with the dogs. So sweet Please give her my love. You're both in my thoughts and prayers. - Dréa
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