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Successful Doctor's Visit :-)
Friday, January 13, 2017      2 comments

Today I had an appointment with my primary care doctor. I like the guy overall. He is nice, and he is willing to respect my wishes to avoid prescription meds. The appointment went better than I had imagined. He had my circulation tested in a... Read more
Family Pictures and Happy New Year!
Monday, January 02, 2017      6 comments

Being a dinosaur, I still send out Christmas cards by snail mail, and I also, if I include a picture, send a real photo. This year, I got my behind in gear and actually had some pictures taken of our family. ... Read more
Christmas Surprise
Wednesday, December 28, 2016      10 comments

When I opened my Christmas stocking, I was surprised to see something unexpected in it. Generally, I buy everything that goes in the stockings. I was further shocked to see a beautiful hand-painted ornament. ... Read more
I was right....wish I hadn't been!
Saturday, November 26, 2016      7 comments

For a long time now, as long as I have had arthritis, I have been saying that I can't walk long distances, or run, period, because it causes severe pain. Yesterday I put it to the test. I am visiting my mom, who lives in a small town in Pennsyl... Read more
Sunday's Surefire way to lose weight!
Sunday, October 23, 2016      8 comments

If I had this kind of tech support, I would be at least twenty pounds lighter. Lol! ... Read more
Wednesday, October 19, 2016      3 comments

Since Danny has been doing so well, looking and acting just like he did before diagnosis, I decided that we would go back to living as normal a life as possible. And one of the things that is part of that at his age is standardized testing. If... Read more
Saturday, October 08, 2016      4 comments

Well, this Thursday was MRI day. It was, as usual, a super busy day, and we got to the clinic closer to 2:30 than to 2:00, but that was OK from my point of view because I had allowed extra time. Nurse Earlie accessed his port, took some blood,... Read more
Feeling Better!
Thursday, October 06, 2016      3 comments

Whatever I had the past two days, it must not have been flu after all. Not traditional flu, at any rate. I am feeling much, much better today. It's really funny, because the symptoms were typical flu symptoms - chills, fever, and body aches, ... Read more
Probably the flu...
Wednesday, October 05, 2016      3 comments

I almost never get sick, so that, on the rare occasions when I do, it hits me very hard. Last night, after a long and stressful day, I started to feel unwell. I had chills and body aches. Went up to bed, and piled the covers high. After a co... Read more
Hormone Testing Results
Monday, October 03, 2016      2 comments

Friday morning, I was in the middle of running a couple of errands when my cell rang. Like clockwork, important calls always happen while I am driving. I saw that the number was from the hospital, so I figured I had better answer it. Fortunate... Read more
Neuropsych testing
Sunday, September 25, 2016      3 comments

Neuropsych testing includes a fairly substantial battery of tests that is used to evaluate brain function. Although I am sure that there are a number of medical conditions that such testing is used for, brain cancer is definitely one of ... Read more
Appointment with the Endocrinologist
Thursday, September 22, 2016      4 comments

I have been neglectful in updating about Danny's health, and I am sorry. The good news is that he is doing well. I did post about his most recent MRI, which was at the end of June. The MRIs are really the only way to be sure o... Read more
Gold in September
Thursday, September 01, 2016      4 comments

This is my profile picture on FB for the month of September. It was designed by a graphic artist in California who has a heart for children with cancer. ... Read more
Another Catch-Up Blog
Wednesday, August 31, 2016      1 comments

Life has gotten busier than ever lately, and I am just not doing well at catching-up on things like this blog. I wanted to go back to May and finish the story of our trip to Virginia. After we left Cecily's college for the last time, we d... Read more
I hate cancer!
Tuesday, August 23, 2016      7 comments

I am very, very sad today. I lost another dear friend to cancer. She was one of the sweetest, kindest people I have ever known. She leaves behind a loving husband, three remarkable children, and scores of friends. If I hate cancer, she is on... Read more

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