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Appointment with my new GP
Sunday, July 06, 2014      3 comments

I recently found a new doctor, and I must say that I am very pleased with him. I have had an oncologist and surgeon since 2007, when I was diagnosed with cancer, but I haven't had a primary-care doctor. A few years back, a friend referred me t... Read more
Questionnaire
Friday, July 04, 2014      2 comments

I have a bunch of blogs just waiting to be written, including one about a day Danny and I spent at a really neat ranch, and also my recent visit to my GP (some good news, some not so good). But CLAIREINPARIS posted one of those 'getting to know... Read more
Back to the Trenches...
Sunday, June 29, 2014      4 comments

...which, in my case, means the dreaded *lawn!* I have, unfortunately enough, a huge back yard. My front yard is small and manageable, but the back yard is another story. It can't all be mowed in one session, because the mower will manifest i... Read more
Cancer Survivor's Day at the Hospital
Tuesday, June 24, 2014      4 comments

Danny's hospital had a huge party last Saturday for Cancer Survivors. It was fifties themed, and there was a costume contest, dance competition, free food for the survivors, door prizes, a raffle, a health fair, etc., etc. When Danny got the i... Read more
Busy Summer
Thursday, June 19, 2014      4 comments

I haven't felt that I had much worth posting about since Danny's treatment, with all its ups and downs, ended. But my life is still really busy. Nothing earth-shattering for sure, but busier than I had hoped this summer would be. Danny's... Read more
In Remission
Friday, June 13, 2014      6 comments

Danny has now fully recovered from his chemo, his subsequent neutropenic fever, and is now *done* with treatment! I think I would be happier about the whole thing if I weren't so tired. Dr. Whiteway told me to schedule another MRI for him,... Read more
In which I learn the foolishness of making predictions
Tuesday, June 03, 2014      4 comments

...and get embarrassed in the process! So I had proclaimed to Danny's doctors and to pretty much everyone we know that Danny was going to spike a fever sometime around last Thursday or Friday, and that we would be in the hospital for five o... Read more
Graduation Story
Friday, May 30, 2014      4 comments

I never did post a blog about all the fun (ahem) involved in Henry's graduation, or, more specifically, the fun involved in getting him moved out of his apartment. I had foolishly hoped that we could have some quality family time the evening af... Read more
Last small chemo = last chemo ever!
Wednesday, May 28, 2014      3 comments

Today was one week after Danny's last big chemo - big meaning that it entails at least one overnight hospital stay. In comparison, the chemo he got today is one that I consider almost nothing. The name of the drug is Vincristine, and he gets a... Read more
Picture of Danny - finally!
Tuesday, May 27, 2014      1 comments

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Last (Big) Chemo
Monday, May 26, 2014      4 comments

Danny's last major chemo was last Tuesday, the day after we had returned from Henry's college graduation in Dallas. To say I was tired would be an understatement. So was he, and so was Cecily, who had flown from Virginia directly to Dallas so ... Read more
Memorial Day
Sunday, May 25, 2014      2 comments

There is a lot going on in my life that I want to blog about, but this is Memorial Day weekend, and I think that is the priority. I have the greatest love and respect for all those who have served our country, both in war and in peace. But... Read more
I am bursting with pride!
Tuesday, May 20, 2014      5 comments

I have been offline for several days, not because I wanted to, but because the wifi at the motel we were staying at was, for some strange reason, incompatible with my laptop. But now I am more or less back, and I can't resist posting some pict... Read more
Tuesday's Truth
Tuesday, May 13, 2014      3 comments

I couldn't resist posting this. So, so true. (But I want to be less fat too! ... Read more
Mother's Day/MDA Update
Tuesday, May 13, 2014      3 comments

This year, Mother's Day for me could have degenerated into a pity party, but was saved by a generous friend who invited me (and another single mother) to her house to celebrate with her and her family. I wasn't looking for presents, or even ca... Read more

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