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The beat(ing) goes on....
Thursday, June 26, 2014      5 comments

Steroid shots: insurance coverage denied. I have already called the insurance company, been shunted off to their contractor, and been told that as my examination did not show neurological deterioration, treatment for pain is denied. They h... Read more
So disheartened
Wednesday, June 25, 2014      3 comments

The pain management doctor told me that I needed a steroid shot to the back, and that I was not allowed to ride my bike until he had reevaluated me at least two weeks after that shot. He only does the shots on Wednesdays. I hadn't heard from him... Read more
Back home, trying to get back to normal
Monday, June 23, 2014      3 comments

For almost two weeks, we lived in the home of Rebecca's family. This was incredibly difficult for my back, since they have no chair that begins to provide me with the support and comfort of my own chair. We sat shiva with them for the full seven... Read more
Lost
Monday, June 09, 2014      5 comments

We were all with her when the final breath left her body. We cradled her body in our arms and kissed and cuddled her. We helped her mother cut locks of her hair to keep in memory. After she was dressed and laid out, I sat with her and told the s... Read more
Rebecca
Saturday, June 07, 2014      9 comments

Rebecca died at 6:45 this evening. Today was her sixth birthday.... Read more
The long goodbye
Saturday, June 07, 2014      5 comments

We wait, as Rebecca lies still. Her chest rises and falls, her strong heart still beats. This body is ready to run and play. This body is growing and thriving. The tumors in her brain have stolen away consciousness. Soon they will steal... Read more
Death stalks these halls; we fight back
Thursday, June 05, 2014      8 comments

We knew, from the look in the doctor's eyes as he came through the door. But really, we knew before that. We knew from the way the anesthesiology doc who oversaw the MRI made sure that we were going to talk to the oncologist before we left ... Read more
Take a look, it's in a book
Friday, May 30, 2014      5 comments

I'm sure almost all of you have heard about LeVar Burton's wildly successful Kickstarter to bring back Reading Rainbow. The goal was a million dollars, and by the end of day three they will probably be hitting three million. But almost as s... Read more
Splish splash
Sunday, May 25, 2014      4 comments

I went to the pool for the second time today. Because it's the weekend, the main pool had no lap lanes, just one rope dividing the shallow end from the deep. The therapy pool had lap lanes, but there were at least two or three people in each one... Read more
The verdict
Thursday, May 22, 2014      8 comments

The neurosurgeon's evaluation was, for the most part, good news. While the disc at the base of my spine just before the coccyx area starts is pretty much nonexistent at this point, and those bones are pushed out of alignment, he believes that I ... Read more
Summer evening
Thursday, May 22, 2014      2 comments

Yesterday evening Ferrett and I had an errand to run that took us close to a lovely park with a nice hike by a stream. We had Shasta with us and so we stopped and had the perfect kind of hike: the air was warm but not muggy, the sun was shining,... Read more
Seeing the specialist tomorrow
Wednesday, May 21, 2014      3 comments

Tomorrow I see the neurosurgeon. I'm a little nervous, of course. And my back is feeling much better. There is a part of me that wants to cancel the appointment, but I know that is silly--and my hubby will drag me to the doctor's office himself ... Read more
Inching up on my gold crown!
Sunday, May 18, 2014      8 comments

I am only a handful of points away from the 100,000 mark and the gold crown. I am kind of amazed that I'm reaching it--back when I joined Spark it seemed like an impossible goal. But that's really what all of this is about. Every day when I... Read more
Back setback
Thursday, May 15, 2014      7 comments

I got the MRI results for my back. I have a moderate tear in a disk at midback (I can't remember the numbers) and arthritic calcification at the top of the tailbone area that is moderate to severe and beginning to impinge on the spinal cord. So ... Read more
Covered in bees!!!!
Saturday, April 26, 2014      10 comments

Since it's my birthday party day, OF COURSE our box of bees arrived and must be picked up from an hour away and hived today. And the hive needs to be opened and inspected--which I can't fault for its "todayness" since we honestly should have don... Read more

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