Eric’s Journal

The reason that these years have been the best, is that I think that I might have had a somewhat positive impact on your lives.  And an impact on your understanding of what cancer is and what it can do, to both those of us that it has personally attacked, and those of us who know someone who is going through it. -Eric McLean
It begins…again
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There are things in life that I will never understand. Today, after over four years of remission, my cancer has relapsed and I was diagnosed with leukemia. My worst nightmare,…
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Merry Christmas
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Merry Christmas! I got to start my Christmas day off with two pieces of what the hospital calls “sausage,” some corn flakes w/ milk, and a bowl of mixed fruit.…
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CHEESECAKE!!!!
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Well last night definitely did not end well. Almost right after I finished posting yesterday’s blog, I became very nauseous, and then ended up vomiting and dryheaving for the next…
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Full house!
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Hi everyone! Spirits are still pretty high. The side effects from the chemotherapy still haven’t been showing their true colors. I expect them to come full circle by Monday or…
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Long day
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This is Mary, Eric’s mom. I am writing this, as Eric is not up to it and has asked me to send out a little update for today. What a…
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Headache blah…
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Hi everyone. I still have a pretty intense headache from that spinal tap so I am going to keep tonight’s blog fairly short.   Started off my day with an…
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Can’t move!
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Well I told myself I wasn’t going to post anything again today and that is mainly because I cannot seem to shake this headache. I have had it since the…
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And so we wait…
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About the time I heard the news from my doctor yesterday about my bone marrow biopsy results, I started getting some slightly elevated temperatures. Sometimes these higher temperatures are classified…
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Had a scare today
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Well the day started off with a high temperature again and when my blood results came back, they noticed that my hematocrit and platelets were low but my white count…
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