Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Size Zero?

Sometimes you're the windshield
Sometimes you're the bug

"The Bug"
Mark Knopfler

For the last two weeks, I have definitely been the bug. The new "everything including the kitchen sink" treatment is kicking my ass. At my oncologist's appointment two weeks ago, 8 September 2009, when I weighed in, I was 146 pounds. Yesterday I was 137. (Clearly I need to eat more lard.)

In addition to having zero energy and being nauseous all of the time, I also managed to have diarrhea and constipation at the same time. I won't go into the details, but it was confusing, weird, and just plain gross.

Dr. G has cut back my chemo drugs by 20% this round, so maybe I won't be the bug this next two weeks. We shall see.


January said...

hang in there! You are still my hero!

Anonymous said...

Doug, our thoughts and prayers are w/you every day. In our minds you are that wonderful little boy who was our son Bryan's "very best friend" during your baby years to about age 5. You can beat Frank! You're young and have so much joy ahead w/your delightful and precocious little son Kyle and your loving spouse.
HelenAnn G. Phillips

jpk said...

Man...I'm at a loss. I know you have the fight in you to beat this thing and I want the drugs to get rid of frank and his evil friends. Please let me know if there's anything at all we can do. You can stand on my shoulders if you like and I'll tell you that you weigh just as much as Callaway if that would help.


Anonymous said...

If you keep eating like you did at Chipotle's last week, you will be back to 150 in no time!