08/10/2016: 27th Round Infusion at MD Anderson

07:00:  My alarm goes off and up I am. 07:15:  Usual morning activities.  Shower, etc. 08:00:  I apply my numbing cream, put the saran wrap over the area and dressed I get. 08:25:  I head out of my room to go get my port accessed. 08:35:  I check in on the 8th floor of the

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08/09/2016: 27th Round Infusion at MD Anderson

05:05:  Up I am. 05:45:  Out the door we head, my Dad is dropping my wife and I off at the airport. 06:00:  At the airport. 06:05:  At the security check in agent. 06:20:  Through security. 06:30:  Waiting at terminal C5, while the Spirit Flight to Atlanta clears out of C6. 07:00:  Spirit Flight to

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07/27/2016: 26th Infusion – Week 3 – Liver Issues – 27th Infusion Cancelled

07:00:  Up I am.  I take my medicine. 07:15:  Bathroom, shower, dress. 08:00:  I apply my numbing cream to my port and put the usual saran wrap over the area. 08:05:  I get on my computer, check my emails, catch up my blog. 08:22:  All done catching up.  Time to pack up my laptop, and

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26th Continuation – Liver Issues

05:00:  Up I am. 05:40:  Out the house we go.  My dad is driving my wife and I to the airport. 06:05:  At the airport we are. 06:10:  I check the airline prices for two weeks and purchase tickets. 06:20:  To security we go. 06:25:  At the security checkpoint. 06:35:  Through security. 06:40:  My wife

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07/13/2016: 26th Round Infusion at MD Anderson

05:30: I wake up and take my thyroid pill and drift back to sleep. 07:00: Up me is. 07:30:  Shower and prepping for the day. 08:15: My numbing cream is on my port area with my saran wrap over it. 08:30: Out the room I am. 08:40: Checkout I do.  Then over the skywalk from

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07/12/2016: 26th Round Infusion at MD Anderson

06:00:  Up Yoda is  06:30:  Uncle Vic is here to pick up my mom, wife, and I. 06:52:  At the New Orleans Airport once again. 06:53: At security. 07:01:  Through security. 08:10:  Boarding begins. 08:25:  Sitting in the plane.  You can ride on the plane if you want, but I am going to ride in

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06/29/2016: PET Scan Results and 25th Infusion @MD Anderson

07:00: Up I am.  Shower I get. 07:30: Done the cleaning process aka shower. I apply my numbing cream for my port access. 08:00: All packed up. I head downstairs to the first floor, take the detour outside and back inside and to the business center and print out the boarding passes for the plane

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06/28/2016: PET Scan @MD Anderson

06:00:  Up I am. 06:30: Uncle vic pics up my mom, wife and I.  My dad has work… 06:53: At the airport. 07:00: Our bags get pulled to the side going through tea. Just too much mouthwash in mine and toothpaste too large in my wife’s bag. 07:05: Through security. 07:42: I get an email

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06/15/2016: 24th Round Infusion at MD Anderson

00:00: Still at the park eating my Pizza. 00:15: All done with my two slices of Pizza, back to my hotel room I head with my left over pizza and sodas for breakfast. 00:30:  I am back at the hotel room. I tell my wife what I ate and she is wanting some, so back

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06/14/2016: 24th Round Infusion at MD Anderson

06/14/2016 05:00:  Up we are. 05:30: On our way to the airport.  My dad is dropping my wife and I off at the airport. 05:45:  At the airport. 05:50:  In the TSA line. 06:10:  Through TSA. 06:15:  Sitting across from gate C6 waiting for the Spirit flight to Atlanta to take off before moving to

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06/01/2016: 23rd Round Infusion at MD Anderson

07:00:  Up and into shower. 07:30:  Some left over pizza from last night out the fridge for breakfast. 08:00:  I had a client with some issues yesterday with internet at their office.  I start following up with that. 08:45:  I am done resolving those issues, just a loose power cable probably from the client doing

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05/31/2016: 23rd Round Infusion at MD Anderson

05:00:  Up 05:15: Wake the Wife. 05:36:  Out the house. 06:51:  My dad drops my wife and I off at the airport. 05:59:  Through the security checkpoint.  No line at all. 06:05:  Just aimlessly walking around. 06:10:  Sitting at gate C7 across from C6 waiting for the 7:35 Spirit flight to Atlanta to board so

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05/18/2016: 22nd Round Infusion at MD Anderson

03:30:  Up and about. 03:55:  Out the house.  My dad driving my wife and I. 04:10:  At the airport. 04:27:  Through security. 04:30:  Sitting at gate D6 across from D5, our gate. 04:31:  The crew load the plane.  10 minutes to boarding. 04:40: Boarding begins. 04:44: I am in my seat in the plane. 05:03:

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05/04/2016: 21st Round Infusion at MD Anderson

03:30:  Up I am. 03:55:  In the car on the way to the airport, my dad driving and my wife tagging along to drop me off. 04:10: At the airport. 04:20:  Through security. 04:24: Sitting at the gate, updating the blog. 04:35: They announce we will be boarding in 5 minutes. 04:38: Boarding begins. 04:41:

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04/20/2016: 20th Round Infusion at MD Anderson

07:11:  I am up.  Shower and normal morning routine. 08:15:  Numbing cream on. 08:28: Check out. 08:33:  I check in with the Lymphoma and Myeloma  center. 08:38:  I get called to the frontdesk for my armband, then back to my seat.  Another patient around me is starting a trial.  Not my trial but a trial. 

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04/19/2016: 20th Round Infusion at MD Anderson

04/19/2016: 05:45:  Up and going. 06:15: Out of the house.  My dad is dropping me off on his way to work.  I just have to figure out what is going on in Houston once I get there since half the city is closed due to flooding from over 12 inches of rain they got yesterday. 

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04/06/2016: PET Scan Results and 19th Infusion @MD Anderson

07:00: Up and shower. 08:10: Out the room. 08:15: Checked out of the hotel. 08:20: I check in at the diagnostic center on the second floor of the main building. 08:30: I am called to the back. Stacie has fun searching for an access point especially after all my blue stick points from yesterday’s if

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04/05/2016: PET Scan Results and 19th Infusion @MD Anderson

07:45:  Up and shower. 08:35:  Uncle Victor picks us up and brings us to the airport.  My mom and dad and I.  My wife is staying home because she has classes.  So she will hold down the fort. 08:50: At the airport. 08:52: Past the checkpoint. 09:10: Through security. 09:11: At the gate. 09:15: Boarding

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03/26/2016: Crayfish Boil

Need I Say More?

03/24/2016: Crescent City Classic Expo

My Dad is doing the Crescent City Classic again this year. I just had a treatment yesterday and will not have the energy to do the full race at a full pace in 2 days, there is always next year… https://twitter.com/bcbsla

03/23/2016: 18th Round Infusion at MD Anderson

03:30: Up. 03:50: Out the house.  My dad driving my wife and I. 04:07: At the airport, my wife and i jump out. 04:11:  In the TSA line. 04:34: Through security. 04:40: Boarding begins. 04:46: Seated on the plane. 05:12: Pushing back. See you in Houston. 05:20: Taxing to the north end of the North/South

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03/09/2016: 17th Round Infusion at MD Anderson

03:30:  Up. 04:00:  Out the house. 04:10:  My wife and mom drop off my dad and I at the airport. 04:20:  Through airport security. 04:30:  Sitting at the gate. 04:52: Boarding begins. 04:57: On the plane. 05:12: Airplane door closed, airplane mode, see you in Houston. 05:15: Pushback. 05:25: Turning onto runway. 05:26: Takeoff. 06:20:

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02/25/2016: Getting back to New Orleans

07:00: I am up.  I go downstairs and eat the complimentary breakfast.  Some grilled potatoes and cereal and apple juice. 07:45: Back in my room.  On the computer, following up with some work. 08:15: Shower time. 08:35: Out the shower. Answer some emails. 09:20: Out of the room I go and check out. Waiting for

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02/24/2016: 16th Round Infusion at MD Anderson

03:30: I wake up.  I get dressed and all the other wonderful lovely stuff in the morning. 03:45:  My wife and my dad bring me to the airport. 04:00:  At the airport at concourse D waiting to go through security. 04:15:  I get to the front of security. 04:20:  I am through security. 04:23:  I

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02/23/16: Medical Bills, Insurance – Rant

02/23/16: So I have been going back and forth with MD Anderson and my insurance company on billing. At the beginning in June of 2015, MD Anderson made sure that I had insurance to cover my visits and costs.  They confirmed with Blue Cross & Blue Shield of LA that MD Anderson would be considered

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