Dan Johnson

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Help! Help! I’m being repressed!

It has recently come to my attention [by way of a post at Dispatches From the Culture Wars] that a group of Christians in the State of California feel that they need to codify their rights to evangelize and spread the gospel because those rights are in grave peril. They think that an amendment to …

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Did I mention that I live in a great community?


I didn’t really know much about the Urbana-Champaign, Illinois area before I moved here in early 1995. As I’ve come to know more of the area and the people, I’ve come to appreciate what a great place I live in. httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyqxyhccIBk I’m not a world traveler, and I haven’t lived in very many different localities, …

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Granulocyte Colony-Stimulation Activated!

People following me on Twitter often see me comment about my daily trips to the cancer center or hospital during the ten days following my rounds of chemotherapy treatment. I may tweet that I’m going to go get my granulocyte colonies stimulated, or I’m getting my GCS-F, or heading off to get my Neupogen. These …

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#uiuctweetup at Joe’s Brewery in Champaign

#uiuctweetup 2011-04-15 No. 2

There was a “Tweetup” in Champaign this afternoon, and I was very happy to attend. The #uiuctweetup was organized by @HoosierCAB, and took place at Joe’s Brewery. Though set up primarily with UIUC IT people in mind, all were definitely welcome. I arrived just a bit after 4:00pm, and enjoyed meeting up with the cool …

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First in the Infusion Center for Day 3 of Round 2

I’m at the Infusion area of Carle Cancer Center for the third day of my second round of ICE chemotherapy. The IV drip of saline has started, and I’m ready for 5 or 6 hours of getting rid of the cancer cells. It’s nice to be first in line, but even better to see that …

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ICE Chemotherapy, Round 2

Micrograph of Hodgkin lymphoma

Tomorrow morning I start the first day of my second round of ICE chemotherapy. I’ll have a blood test first, to determine what my dosage of Ifosfamide will be. That sort of thing is tailored for each round that I get. During the past week, my hair stopped growing, and my goatee began to fall …

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Lycosidae: Who Let the Wolves Out?

The spiders that I notice around the house are usually on the ceiling or high up on the wall. This guy was in the bathtub. I enjoy getting pictures of the little guys that find their way into the house. If they’re the ones I conclude could be dangerous, though, they don’t last long.

Not Perfect

Welcome to my new blog/web site/whatever. This is my corner of the web where I hope to share all sorts of things. My interests are varied. You will probably find a little bit of everything here, eventually. It isn’t quite finished, yet. The basic structure is here, but it still needs to be fleshed out. …

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Day 2 of Round 1

I’m sitting here getting chemotherapy for the second of three days in a row. I feel fine, and it all seems to be going smoothly. I’ll have two more 3-day sessions like this, at three week intervals. After that, it’s on to the stem cell transplant!

The Cancer Continues: Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, Take 2

In which I describe what’s going on with my cancer, and what will be happening over the next several months. My cancer continues. It has been a while since I wrote about the status of my health. [See Nothing’s Gonna Change My World and Cancer and Stages] I want to take this opportunity to fill …

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