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Thursday's Thinking
Thursday, January 16, 2014      4 comments

Today is definitely one of those 'busted can of biscuits' days!... Read more
One last depressing thing
Wednesday, January 15, 2014      1 comments

I should probably stop posting 'downer' blogs, since they don't necessarily help me, and I have no desire to bring others down, but, otoh, there are things I don't put on Facebook or Caring Bridge, and I feel safe putting them here, since the on... Read more
Cancer treatment and some questions answered
Wednesday, January 15, 2014      3 comments

Today Danny is getting one of his regular chemo treatments. The main drug is called Cytoxan. He has only gotten it once before. Because it can cause bladder damage, Danny also has to get another drug called Mesna, which is a protectant for th... Read more
More Medical Issues
Thursday, January 09, 2014      4 comments

As if our family didn't have enough health issues... Today Henry had his annual visit with the corneal specialist. Aaaaaand, he now has a cataract in his right eye. He also has (old stuff) neovascularization of his cornea and inflammation, ... Read more
Monday's Meanwhile, in Minneapolis...
Monday, January 06, 2014      2 comments

Is THIS what we have come to????? Aaaaaaaaargh!... Read more
Saturday's Super Successful Diet Technique
Saturday, January 04, 2014      1 comments

Now why didn't I think of that?... Read more
Friday's Funny
Saturday, January 04, 2014      5 comments

An oldie but a goodie, especially for us chocoholics!... Read more
More on life with chemo
Thursday, January 02, 2014      3 comments

Danny's funny moments -he usually tries to generate laughs one way or another when he has an appointment. One of his usual techniques is to stand facing the wall instead of with his back to it, when they are measuring his height. Another is t... Read more
Christmas Picture
Thursday, December 26, 2013      2 comments

This picture was taken at the Peds Hem-Onc Christmas party on December 21st. I never remember to bring a camera to such events, so I was e-mailed this picture by a member... Read more
Wednesday's Wish for Christmas
Thursday, December 19, 2013      1 comments

OK, I went ahead and posted this, because of course I care a great deal about childhood cancer, which has stolen so much from my son (and from me as well). But it's ... Read more
Saturday's Simple Sitting Test
Saturday, December 14, 2013      2 comments

I haven't yet tried this test, mainly because I am not at home, and I am not about to have all the people at McDonald's convinced I need to be committed. My guess right now is that I will be able to do it, but not smoothly and gracefully, so... Read more
Today's T-shirt
Thursday, December 12, 2013      4 comments

Good question!... Read more
Total Medical Geekdom...
Wednesday, December 11, 2013      1 comments

...which is almost certainly of no interest to anyone but me. So that's fair warning. Danny had a regular appointment yesterday, and I continued my practice of grilling the oncologist. I always have lots of questions. In this case, I had... Read more
More on Danny's Hearing/Chemotherapy
Wednesday, December 04, 2013      0 comments

Danny has lost 45 decibels of hearing in the higher frequencies in his left ear. This is a huge amount. Yesterday was a tough day - he was scheduled to start his regular chemo with the drug that caused the hearing loss. And it was a huge loss... Read more
Hearing Loss
Tuesday, December 03, 2013      0 comments

Well, Danny had his regular hearing test. He gets tested to determine if one of the chemotherapy drugs he has been getting has damaged his hearing. He has been treated with this particular drug three times so far. No damage had been seen in a... Read more

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