Wednesday, July 3, 2013


Yesterday, July 2, began Chemotherapy Round 2. … preceded by 10 whole brain radiation treatments … and, of course, three weeks since Chemotherapy Round 1 of ‘double down’ dosage of CISPLATIN and ALMITA.

Yeah, we talked about options like ‘reducing strength’ of dosage or even taking a ‘break’ of a week. Bottom line is that any break we give to me we give to cancer.
I learned that white blood cells can be boosted during chemo to help in the fight. Red blood cells on the other hand ‘can’ be boosted but at risk of also benefiting the bad guy, cancer … sooo instead blood transfusion was used … and my ‘numbers’ to begin Round 2 definitely benefit me. 

Does Round 2 ‘feel’ any different? … well, the smell of Megan cooking vegetarian chili from scratch won and I’m actually eating a bowl … it took over two weeks before I tried solid food during Round 1.

Also yes … I grow increasingly grateful for your prayers, kind thoughts, and caring thoughts as I share My Lung Cancer Odyssey.

"God bless us, every one"
Patrick Leer
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  1. Patrick,
    Please let me know if there's anything I could do to be of help!
    Deborah Bell

  2. Yo! When can we meet or get together?

  3. Thinking of you and praying for an easier time than last. The cisplatin can really knock you on your ass, as least, it did for me. Take care and tell Megan to take care of herself as well.

    Praying for a cure and relief,

    1. learning cisplatn was a derivative of mustard gas was a real eye opener ... I'm not just getting my ass kicked by chemo but chemical warfare ... kind of like riding the atomic bomb at the end of Dr. Strangelove :)

  4. yuck, cisplatin, just thinking about it makes me want to puke, then I see your smile with the ice cream cone and just smile back at you. God bless you Patrick.

    1. Thanks Mel and God bless us ALL fighting to live.