June 27th, 2016

I’m starting to feel crappy again. Not sure if it’s from starting the chemo or weaning off steroids or both at the same time, but I feel super tired and have aching pain. I received my last dose of cytarabine last night, so I’m pretty sure I’m done with my first B part of the hyper CVAD protocol. Next they start with part A, not sure when exactly. 

On the bright side, my blood sugar levels have been returning to normal as I wean off steroids. I still have to take long-acting insulin twice a day, but unless my sugars are high I don’t need any short-acting insulin at meals. My appetite has also dropped off a cliff. By this time of day a week ago I would have eaten maybe 4x the calories I’ve eaten so far today. I have a little bit more leeway with sugary foods now that my sugars are normalizing, and now I have no interest in them.

It’s gonna be a long week. But I’m ready for it.

Until tomorrow,

Ethan Wissell

5 thoughts on “June 27th, 2016

    1. Ethan – My name is Peter Haynes. I am friends with your father. I live in Leaside and my son Andrew is the same age as Spencer. I am following your blog with deep interest and am so impressed with your attitude and resilience in the face of a tough situation. The mind is an incredibly strong tool and you are using it to all your abilities. I pray for your health and cannot wait to see you walk out of PMH having beaten the shyt out of your cancer. All the best. Peter

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  1. Hey Ethan, my name is Lucas, I’ve been friends with colin since his St. Andrew days. I’ve been witness to quite a few people with cancer, one of then being a close family friend who had one similar to yours, he won his fight just like I know you’ll kick the crap out of yours. Wishing you the best going forwards.
    P.s Hair is overated

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