Tag Archives: stage IV melanoma

Finding New Strength – Cancer Sucks

It’s been sometime sine I wrote a new post.  The reasons are numerous.  A lot has to do with health issues and the continuing struggle I am fighting with chronic disease. Many of you may have read older posts describing … Continue reading

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Dead Man Walking

Seven years have past.  It was cancer they said.  Frightened I was but was determined to fight.  As heavy the load, it would get heavier still.  It’s as if I’m a dead man walking. I hear the angels talking talking talking Now I’m … Continue reading

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It Just Keeps Coming

I thought it was time to write a blog about what has been going on with my chronic illness.  As those who have read my blog know, I suffer from a paraneoplastic neurological syndrome that was triggered by Stage IV … Continue reading

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Building Awareness: What All Chronic Pain Sufferers Have In Common

Today, about two months and two weeks after my heart attack, I went back to continue the high dose IVIG (intravenous immunoglobulin G) treatments that were recommended by the doctors at the Mayo Clinic last summer. I am just back … Continue reading

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One Week: A Snapshot of Chronic Illness and its Impact

One Week: A Snapshot of Chronic Illness and its Impact.

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One Week: A Snapshot of Chronic Illness and its Impact

The past week has been chock full of events, ups and downs, that relate to my life with chronic illness.  So, I thought that writing about it would be a good next step for my blog. For those who have … Continue reading

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My First Dose of IVIG in August 2014

Two weeks ago, I received my first dose of IVIG in order to try to treat the paraneoplastic neurological syndrome triggered by Stage IV melanoma that has caused me significant health problems including: painful peripheral neuropathy in the hands and feet, … Continue reading

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Post Mayo: Waiting for the next stage of treatment

I have been back from my visit to Minnesota and a consultation at the Mayo Clinic for a little over three weeks.  My home neurologist is working on the necessary approvals to execute the treatment plan using IVIG that was … Continue reading

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My Visit to Mayo in 2014

It’s hard for me to believe that it’s been three years since I last came to the Mayo Clinic for a consultation.  I was here twice in 2011 and ended up with a treatment plan that included taking Cytoxan, starting … Continue reading

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Why It’s Been Difficult to Post

The above Benjamin Franklin quote that I shared on my Facebook site (www.facebook.com/mcreyscope) is one of the more popular ones that I ever did (original credit retained in photo above). We certainly do age too quickly and wise up far … Continue reading

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