Week 5

Posted in Uncategorized on July 30th, 2013 by Michael

It is now week five, and I’m still alive
Going to work, taking all of the client jive.

This last session around was not so nice
But, it could be worse, I could have lice

Harder to imagine since I have less hair
Call the patent attorneys, my chemo acts like nair

With bills and kids, money has been a little lean
But I splurged and got a copy of “in flight” by Alan Bean

Got around to getting some balm for the beard
Having hair on my face and not head is just plain weird.

Mary Ann is in the car on the way to Ohio
I’m here with reruns of Duck Dynasty (and plenty of ammo)

No doubt the kids will be more than a handful
Good thing she has her family to put up with the bull.

I watch the news and see the President being a racist pig
He doesn’t care. Like Prince George, he’s a bigwig

Of course, the same stuff comes out of those two
Unfortunately, the President’s affects me and you

I hope this week, there is no neuropathy or cold hands
Doubtful though; the poison doesn’t obey my commands

The lab work today showed platelets being really low
That almost caused today’s poisoning to be a no go

Anyway, I got seven more of these on the schedule
It will be so nice to finish, it will be special.

We are at four, and I don’t want more…

Posted in Uncategorized on July 15th, 2013 by Michael

It is the start of week four
Hair loss has happened, and there will be more

Not sure when it will all be gone
Hopefully not until after the SpaceCity Con.

The kid’s vacation bible school was tainted with lice
Mary Ann really thinks this is not so nice.

I’m getting support from friends like Jill
That helps a lot along with my anti-nausea pill

I’ve got to get use to this temporary (?) hand sting
I’d happy give up this peripheral neuropathy thing

Other side effects have been minor compared to most
Surprisingly, given the poisoning of this host

At 30% complete, it seems like I’ve come so far
But it will be close to Thanksgiving until I’m out of this chemo jar

And now three…

Posted in Chemo Crap on July 1st, 2013 by Michael

At week three, my hair is quickly getting thin
I suppose it was not a matter of if, but when.

I also experienced my first bout of cold
Grabbing a non-alcoholic beer, in my hand to hold

Fatigue, a common problem, is still not bad
At least for this, nausea aside, I am glad

Lately, I have had a lot of gas
It is more prevalent than my yard’s crab grass.

That reminds me I need to get off my duff
Get up, weed eat the yard and other man stuff

But at 100+, it is freakin hot here in Texas
However, BBQ, football, beer and heat are our nexus.

Finally, America’s birthday is coming near
Regardless of Obama’s crap. my country, I hold dear.