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shaping up 050217

Blood check results of last week were not too bad, but not too good either.
The water in my lung (actually in pleura) that plagued me seems to be gone.

I have had a terrible itch for some weeks. This could be the typical B-pathology of Morbus Hodgkin, but it could also be my body trying to get rid of the poison of 17 chemo cycles.

In the meantime, I managed to add some pounds of muscle to my scrawny frame (only +6 pounds since November 2004, but it is pure muscle. And I did it without aid of Primobolan:-)...).

As it later turned out, at least 3 of those 6 pounds were water inside my lung.

This image shows me complete with Port-A-Cath (the round ugly thing on my right breast muscle), bad skin, approximately 1 million birth marks (which developed during the many cycles of chemo) and strange brown skin tone in the regions of the tumours.

Nikon D70 ,Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D AF
1/90s f/1.7 at 50.0mm iso1000 full exif

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