Bret Hoekema @brethoekema

http://www.hoechemo.com/

Medicated thoughts and images from my journey with Hodgkin's Lymphoma...

  • brethoekema

    January 17th at 1:09am
    88 2

    Those velcro-laced, pink flower-print shoes, size 2, made the trip. #highexpectations #lymphoma #youngadultcancer #saveyourlungs

    ๐Ÿค•๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ

    elenilemberis

    6 days ago
    Feel better soon :)
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  • brethoekema

    January 16th at 3:30am
    56 2

    You can do it, put your lung into it. #lymphoma #hodgkins #gvhd #youngadultcancer

    corissapederson

    7 days ago
    Killing it with the caption game!!! Hang in there Bret!! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ

    cherylynneolson

    7 days ago
    You're my hero.
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  • brethoekema

    January 14th at 2:46am
    65 20

    Staying first class with our frequent viral miles on the transplant floor for the weekend. Just a little Rhinovirus, a 2nd pneumonia (organizing), and lung GVHD (Bronchiolitus Obliterans). Treatment: Virtussis, Zosyn (antibiotic), possible singulair, inhaled steroid and full or partial bronchoscopy next week. Gotta get this dirt off my shoulder so I can put a baby on it. #goodbyedeductible #hellobaby

    yansrub

    8 days ago
    ๐Ÿ™

    cherylynneolson

    9 days ago
    Praying for healing. Sending my love.

    sevagee

    9 days ago
    โค

    lmgutoski

    9 days ago
    Oh friends! ๐Ÿ’‹

    brethoekema

    9 days ago
    @annekentanderson I'm starting to get my past the desire to punch a wall phase...

    brethoekema

    9 days ago
    @ever_duin your encouraging words cut right to the heart of the matter! Thanks, Eric.

    brethoekema

    9 days ago
    @abjb1love nice illustration.

    davidplantains

    9 days ago
    You've slayed bigger demons. Sending loving-kindness your way.

    annekentanderson

    9 days ago
    Damn it!! Sending prayers for healing and protection for mama and baby!!

    jaroozeboom

    9 days ago
    So sorry to hear this! Praying that you get well soon!
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  • brethoekema

    December 30th at 10:40pm
    69 1

    It doesn't get better. #LucindaWilliams @abrickster

    jenniferwarden

    23 days ago
    โค this.
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  • brethoekema

    November 23rd at 3:20am
    16 1

    Aura has been working hard on convalescing for the last five days and look what she has to show for it. Don't be shy if you've got some words of encouragementโ€”holiday or otherwise.

    juliacondict

    2 months ago
    Haha! Poor girl!!
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  • brethoekema

    November 18th at 8:48pm
    58 1

    Harvesting the last parsley with a scared dog in my lap. #thethunderrolls #hodgethedog

    anniedhee

    2 months ago
    Oh hey god-dog
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  • brethoekema

    November 11th at 5:14pm
    74 7

    Good riddance, third nipple! Thank you for your service. #lymphoma #chemotherapy #remission #chemoport #hodgkinslymphoma

    olreub

    2 months ago
    YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!

    nancybeale

    2 months ago
    congrats!!!!

    thesaradavenport

    2 months ago
    Honestly, it's been much longer than I expected. I had a different cancer just two years before - so my body was pretty run down going into chemo for my lymphoma. I'm seven months out from chemo and finally feeling human, but it's still up and down. I'm soooo much better but still have days where I'm just exhausted. A girl friend told me it took her a full year to really feel great again. It definitely takes patience - like this whole process!! Holler anytime though and we can compare notes โ˜บ๏ธโ˜บ๏ธ

    juliacondict

    2 months ago
    Big day!!! Still got mine in but doing this soon (I hope!)

    corissapederson

    2 months ago
    Congrats!!! What a big day!! How exciting!! Need to schedule to get mine out soon too!! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ˜Š

    brethoekema

    2 months ago
    Thanks @thesaradavenport !!! How was the recovery period? Can't wait to turn this corner...

    thesaradavenport

    2 months ago
    Woo hoo!!! It was such a big day when I got mine out. Totally turning a corner! Congrats!!!!
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  • brethoekema

    October 31st at 11:54pm
    43 2

    Apparently I wrote take All but 2. #halloween #sharingiscaring

    brethoekema

    3 months ago
    Rookie mistake.

    rhevee

    3 months ago
    Easy mistake
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  • brethoekema

    October 16th at 10:18pm
    23 0

    @robophotoshow surveys his empire.

  • brethoekema

    October 12th at 6:00pm
    31 2

    More leisure.

    lessismare

    3 months ago
    Now that's a good time!! Can I be some kimchi in that sandwich??

    jonathan.inlight

    3 months ago
    Friends =)
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