Round One: Duran vs Chemo ~ No Mas!!

On Monday June 15th, I went in for my first chemo session.  Thankfully, it was uneventful and all went well during the 2 hour process.  In fact, I fell asleep through the last hour while listening to Lara Fabian in my headphones.  Tuesday was pretty good and I thought I might get through the recovery without any side effects, but then came Wednesday and BAM - I was like an energizer bunny very low on batteries.  I was very fatigued and my blood pressure went down drastically but still in the safe zone.  I found out that I had to drink a LOT of water to avoid dehydration and to flush the chemo out of my system.  And the anti-nausea meds had me constipated but the water and a few stool softeners alleviated that problem.

The video/song release for "Questions For God" went well and it's OUT now.  So please go to YouTube and search for the song and share share SHARE with your friends and family.  You can purchase the tune here on the website or by visiting: freddieduran.hearnow.com  I hope you enjoy the song and also will share it with your people for me.

On Monday the 22nd, I go in for my surgery to install the port that will be used for all future chemo sessions so they don't have to poke me anymore, but I will have this contraption sticking out of my chest for the unforeseeable future.  Wish me luck, and continue praying that all goes well.  I hear the bell signifying the end of this round and I'm walking back to my corner to recoup.  Adios and God Bless....

15 comments

  • Stacey
    Stacey Mesa
    Hang in there, Freddie. This too shall pass. There is light. Remember riding your bike up a big incline? You’re riding, pumping, pushing, fatigued but you’re almost to the top...and then, the miracle happens and you’ve made it! Now, imagine the view! All of that expansive land out in front of you...you’ve made it! This is your journey and god is with you. God bless, my friend. ❤️❤️❤️

    Hang in there, Freddie. This too shall pass. There is light. Remember riding your bike up a big incline? You’re riding, pumping, pushing, fatigued but you’re almost to the top...and then, the miracle happens and you’ve made it! Now, imagine the view! All of that expansive land out in front of you...you’ve made it! This is your journey and god is with you. God bless, my friend. ❤️❤️❤️

  • Lloyd D Bigas
    Lloyd D Bigas Las Cruces, NM
    Thoughts and prayers Freddie, be strong old friend... you know your faith...trust iin the Lord... always close to my heart... thinking of you...

    Thoughts and prayers Freddie, be strong old friend... you know your faith...trust iin the Lord... always close to my heart... thinking of you...

  • Connie Irvibe
    Connie Irvibe Queen Creek
    Thinking of you many times per day!

    Thinking of you many times per day!

  • Annie
    Annie Ahwatukee Foothills
    I will be praying for you tomorrow Freddie. Having the Port implanted is no big deal. It will be much easier than to get poked and probed each time. Also it’s much safer, less risk of infection and they have easy access should they need to give you something in a hurry. Sometimes you may not be able to have Chemo because your white blood count is too low, or you need a blood transfusion. I used to get a little concerned when that would happened to me. But I soon learned this can be part of the process. It’s not that abnormal so take it in stride. The release of your song was beautiful. I will share it for you. I was so happy to see you and get to talk with you this week. Stay strong my friend. You’ve got this. I look forward to your next project with dear Carole. Xoxo

    I will be praying for you tomorrow Freddie. Having the Port implanted is no big deal. It will be much easier than to get poked and probed each time. Also it’s much safer, less risk of infection and they have easy access should they need to give you something in a hurry. Sometimes you may not be able to have Chemo because your white blood count is too low, or you need a blood transfusion. I used to get a little concerned when that would happened to me. But I soon learned this can be part of the process. It’s not that abnormal so take it in stride. The release of your song was beautiful. I will share it for you. I was so happy to see you and get to talk with you this week. Stay strong my friend. You’ve got this. I look forward to your next project with dear Carole. Xoxo

  • Liz
    Liz Phoeniz
    You are in my thoughts daily! My prayers for you will never cease! Stay strong and know I love you with all my heart and soul my dear beautiful Friend! God bless you always! 🙏🏼❤️🙏🏼

    You are in my thoughts daily! My prayers for you will never cease! Stay strong and know I love you with all my heart and soul my dear beautiful Friend! God bless you always! 🙏🏼❤️🙏🏼

  • Rosie Rivera
    Rosie Rivera Avondale, AZ
    I’m praying for you, you’re going to get through this, may you be anointed with, health, happiness and peace. God bless you Freddie, may your procedure go smoothly tomorrow. Hugs))) 🙏🏼💙

    I’m praying for you, you’re going to get through this, may you be anointed with, health, happiness and peace. God bless you Freddie, may your procedure go smoothly tomorrow. Hugs))) 🙏🏼💙

  • Gracie
    Gracie Chandler
    Good luck, I'll be thinking strong thoughts for you tomorrow!

    Good luck, I'll be thinking strong thoughts for you tomorrow!

  • Seth
    Seth Sebastian, FL
    You make me think of De Niro in Raging Bull, still on his feet in the ring saying "You never knocked me down, Ray. You never knocked me down!" Stay strong, amigo!

    You make me think of De Niro in Raging Bull, still on his feet in the ring saying "You never knocked me down, Ray. You never knocked me down!"
    Stay strong, amigo!

  • Margaret
    Margaret Clarksville TN
    You are in my thoughts and prayers each day my friend. I will say a special prayer when they put in your port and hope this procedure is successful and uneventful. Your new song was great- I’ve also wondered what some of those answers might be! Take care Freddie. 🙏❤️🐅

    You are in my thoughts and prayers each day my friend. I will say a special prayer when they put in your port and hope this procedure is successful and uneventful.
    Your new song was great- I’ve also wondered what some of those answers might be!
    Take care Freddie. 🙏❤️🐅

  • Maria Garcia
    Maria Garcia Alamogordo
    Keeping you always in our prayers here in Alamogordo and close to our hearts

    Keeping you always in our prayers here in Alamogordo and close to our hearts

  • Dee
    Dee Florida
    Stay strong Freddie. Prayers for you and may God give you a complete healing in Jesus' name!!!

    Stay strong Freddie. Prayers for you and may God give you a complete healing in Jesus' name!!!

  • Jerry Crivello
    Jerry Crivello Surprise
    Your in my daily prayers Freddie 😀🙏🏻🎶

    Your in my daily prayers Freddie 😀🙏🏻🎶

  • Jayme Berry
    Jayme Berry
    Freddie, you are in my thoughts and prayers. ❤️

    Freddie, you are in my thoughts and prayers. ❤️

  • Gerrie
    Gerrie Montreal
    Praying daily for you, that your body will respond well to the treatments and for strength and peace. Love you, Freddie.

    Praying daily for you, that your body will respond well to the treatments and for strength and peace. Love you, Freddie.

  • timothy conway
    timothy conway Phoenix
    Kelly and I send our prayers for you but we also know that you are so strong you you got this brother!!!!!!

    Kelly and I send our prayers for you but we also know that you are so strong you you got this brother!!!!!!

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