Category Archives: Air Cancer

Air Cancer Flight 102: C is for …

We visited with Nurse Angel Ann “Witchy Woman” June 12 for our pre-chemo blood draw which went uneventfully, as usual, except for Ann doing the draw in a different room then asking that I go weigh my own self in … Continue reading

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Captain! Do Something About This Turbulence!

When last we blogged about Air Cancer Flight 102, we were dealing with scheduling problems.  The Gemzar proposed by Wonder Doc during January for our new chemo regimen wasn’t being exactly cooperative. Thankfully, my proposed two weeks on chemo/one week … Continue reading

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Air Cancer Flight 102: Fun and Games with Nurse Needle

We thought, Doc Swanson (a.k.a. Wonder Doc) and I, that Flight 102 had made it through the turbulence and that there would be smooth sailing ahead for awhile. After an aborted flight or two, Doc amended my chemo orders to … Continue reading

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Fasten Your Seatbelts! Turbulence Ahead!

Air Cancer Flight 102 embarked on its new schedule during January: three chemo-therapy sessions, one week apart, followed by a week off was the posted schedule. Because there would only be one poison drug administered, together with the usual boat-load of … Continue reading

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Captain! There’s an Alien in Seat 47-B!!

For those of you who may have been wondering about the results of having my pets scanned, er, my PET scan two weeks ago, here’s the deal: It’s ba-a-a-a-ck! (The cancer, that is.)  I wanted to inform my family first … Continue reading

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Air Cancer Flight 102 Grounded

As some of you may know, Air Cancer Flight 101 (my euphemism for the chemotherapy treatment I underwent during 2011) made its sixth and final flight on November 30. Originally, I was to have undergone three chemo treatments, three weeks … Continue reading

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Air Cancer Flight 101 Comes in for Final Landing!

Paul Swanson, M.D., aka Wonder Doc, Our Pilot PAUL SWANSON, MD, is Certified in Medical Oncology and Hematology by theAmerican Board of Internal Medicine. He completed his Fellowship in Medical Oncology and Hematology at The Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. He … Continue reading

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