Author Archives: Tim Farrell

Cancerboy Chronicles – Insomnia Journal

4:10 AM Four hours removed from my last pill of Chemo Protocol 6; Cycle 3 (or is it 4?) And WIDE AWAKE. The dog decided to try his luck and got up with me. He’s always hopeful I’ll hit the … Continue reading

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Cancerboy Chronicles — Oh, the pain…

Spent the day in the ER. Moe was barking at me in a way that is tough to describe. Trying to decide if it was excruciating or hellacious. Whatever you call it, Percocets had no influence. Introduced to a new … Continue reading

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Cancerboy Chronicles – Chemo Sucks mini-Edition:

I’ve been bed-ridden the last two days. New chemo regimen knocks me on my ass. Basically slept for two days. Started my off week early yesterday. Days like that you wonder if this is what your life is going to … Continue reading

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Cancerboy Chronicles – Chemo, 5th time’s a charm?

#5… Today starts my fifth separate chemo protocol. It consists of two drugs I have previously taken. Just not at the same time. Who has more fun than us? Onward…

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Behold my innards…

I was going to post a more substantive missive here, but the reality of my cancer seemed disproportionate to the graphic you’re about to see here…  Behold my innards… Ain’t they purdy?  Anyway… I love you all. I am absorbing … Continue reading

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Cancerboy Chronicles…

I’ll make this one fast. I spy on my MRI: Moe, Larry, Curly and now Shemp. I hate Shemp. More when I’ve had a chance to digest this. Very disappointed. Onward…

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Cancerboy Chronicles: Outliving your initial prognosis edition…

Today I turn 60. This, by itself, is not a big deal. However, two years ago I felt – and was sure that – I would be dead today. This morning I woke up at 5am with severe pain in … Continue reading

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Hot, humid weather is doubly bad these days…

Tappan NY – Just went out of the house to admire the first Balloon Flower bloom of this season.  I had feared that we lost it over the winter. Alway a latecomer to the garden, there it was, just as … Continue reading

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Cancerboy Chronicles: Nothing to Report Edition*

I don’t give it too much weight – but it’s been two years since I started chemo. I don’t “celebrate” the anniversary of my diagnosis, which was a few weeks ago – I leave that to Facebook to send me … Continue reading

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Cancerboy Chronicles: The UPS truck…

There was a time when I got excited when the UPS guy came to my door. Now… ‪#‎chemosucks‬ ‪#‎pillsandpotions‬ ‪#‎pills‬ ‪#‎betterlivingthroughchemistry‬‪#‎cancersucks‬

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