Hello!

This is an update blog for my cancer treatment in the past one month. As you can imagine, I haven’t been doing physically as well as I was in the early part of my treatment. Otherwise, I would have blogged way more often! …


Every morning, a world beams into view — a world of objects, family, friends, ideas. But also a world of suffering. “What is this place?”, “Why is there something rather than nothing?” and “Who built it?” are natural questions. Perhaps, these are unanswerable questions. The stories we give ourselves as…


I am 15 days into my first chemo. My immune system is down to near zero, making me pregnable to infectious agents (bacteria, viruses, fungi). If they take root, they have been known to end lives in a matter of a few hours. Being without an immune system is not…


Meet the coolest kind of cyborgs- the blood cyborgs ;)

Early adopter cyborgs live among us today. They are humans, living primarily inside hospitals, needing to be monitored and connected to some machine(s) to keep alive. Plug them away from the devices, and take them out of hospitals, and they will die. I am one of them, and I am…


Imagine yourself standing on your own beach in the Game of Life. Waves come at you one by one. These waves are like circumstances of life. Some waves are pleasurable because you have learned to surf on them. Others are so menacing that they will knock you out. Finally, there…


“How and why did I get cancer?”, “Why me?”, “Will I be able to surmount this adversity?” are questions that a cancer patient thinks about. Medical staff, family members, friends, and the broader community of people pulling the affected out of the situation will wonder at those same dilemmas. Living…


This blog covers what I’m doing daily through this first month of chemotherapy and why.

Events raced in my blood cancer. I was diagnosed and admitted to the hospital on a Wednesday, put through various scans Thursday and Friday, started with steroid therapy on Friday, and started with chemotherapy on…


I feel great today, especially after the sukshma-yoga done with Kiran*. Sleep eluded me last night, mainly on account of night infusion.

Friends

I am grinning since I got a remarkable gift: A personal message from Grand Maester Pycelle from the Game of Thrones. Julian Glover, who plays the character, was…


23rd April, 2021

Today begins my chemotherapy. I will endeavor to keep a diary of the procedure, how I feel, and my overall thoughts/learnings. Today was full of infusions and the regular daily routine.

Prednisone

I’ve been taking this steroid as tablets for the last week, which produces an interesting psychological effect. I feel…

Meher Roy

Chemical engineer, biotechnologist, crypto OG & entrepreneur, blood cancer patient, early adopter cyborg. Sharing my journey of living with cancer.

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