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Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Blogger Cancer Update

Posted By on Wed, Apr 11, 2007 at 9:40 PM

Spent the day at the Mary Fanny on Hospital Hill for my fourth R-CHOP chemotherapy session. So far so good. Lots of reading and chit-chat. More familiar faces, too. Does everybody get cancer nowadays or is it just starting to seem that way?

And, by the way, good veins make it all go in smoother and they all say there are great veins in Freyne Land!

The shot at right is of Brent the Nurse taking a little blood sample at the start. That's the site the oncology nurse used to inject the wonder drugs via IV over a five hour period.

When I got home to watch the news, I learned actor and former U.S. Senator (they go together, don't  they?), Fred Thompson of Tennessee came out of the closet today as having cancer for the past three years - a slow growing form of lymphoma (mine is shrinking, too, if you get the right chemo). Freddie Boy, 64, let the word out via the Redstate Blog.

Facts About My Cancer

By Fred Thompson

Wehave all seen the courageous battle that Elizabeth and John Edwards arefighting, and there are so many others. Fortunately, there are anincreasing number of good stories because of the medical advances thathave been made. I have friends in politics, some in Congress, somerunning for President, and others who have successfully dealt withcancer. It is certainly no respecter of persons and totallynon-partisan. That point was driven home to me about 2 1/2 years agowhen, shortly after a routine physical, I was diagnosed with what thedoctors call an indolent lymphoma. Of the 30-plus kinds of lymphomathis is a "good" kind, if there is such a thing.

I have had no illness from it, or even any symptoms. My lifeexpectancy should not be affected. I am in remission, and it is verytreatable with drugs if treatment is needed in the future--and with nodebilitating side effects.

I am one of the lucky ones....

P.S. Before hitting FAHC for chemo this morn' I hit Speeder & Earl's on Pine Street for a little coffee-chemo with a certain Democrat who just might be the only guy with a chance of making the 2008 governor's race truly interesting AND close!

I'll have something posted in the a.m. so do check back.

Do you think they'll ever make coffee illegal?


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Peter Freyne

Peter Freyne

Peter Freyne, 1949-2009, wrote the weekly political column "Inside Track," which originated in the Vanguard Press in the mid 1980s; he brought it to Seven Days in 1995. He retired it shortly before his death in January, 2009. We all miss him.

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