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Category Archives: Biography
The topic of todays sermon is “hope.” The audience for said sermon is me. You see I woke up this morning with good news. My white blood count had climbed from 0.1 to 0.3. This is the first concrete sign … Continue reading
For the past three days I’ve lay in a bed as my blood flows from my chest into a machine that separates out my stem cells and then back into my chest. The stem cells are pumped throughout the day … Continue reading
I’ve created a new WordPress category for my cancer related posts. I’ve also added a sub-menu for the cancer posts under the “About R. David Lankes” menu.
I tell you the following story of what happened to me today to: To amuse the twisted and snarky As a cautionary tale for those who seek to serve To let those following my health know about the results of … Continue reading
I asked my doctor how I would die. Her answer was that If this treatment didn’t work we had more treatments after that and another treatment after that and still more tries after that. And if all that doesn’t work … Continue reading
I have no more use of resolutions. Last year I resolved to keep the weight off that I had lost during my “mystery ailment” from the months before. I succeeded, but only because gaining weight is not a real problem … Continue reading
The short version: In December I will begin a new phase of treatment for my cancer. I will be going through intensive chemotherapy followed by an autologous (self) stem cell transplant. This process will in essence “reboot” my blood system. … Continue reading