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Cycle III

The hospital (Bone Marrow Transplant Unit) called late last week and Cycle III of my chemo begins July 2, running through the 3, 4 and 5. In my last visit to the Unit last week, Dr. Ansti told me how happy she was with how things were proceeding and that this 3rd session of "induction" chemo will likely be my last. Then, in another 4-6 weeks the high dose chemo and stem cell harvesting will begin.

Here's some depictions of chemo I found on the internet:

Maryse and I have tickets to the Bluesfest July 4, to see Van Morrison. I hope I can make it. I've been looking forward to this for some time.

Book: Hell's Angels by Hunter S. Thompson

Music: Unchained by Johnny Cash


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