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Internist appointment today, and splurge at The Arctic Penguin

Wednesday, June 03, 2015      7 comments

Penny took me to my internist appointment today. This appointment didn't have anything to do with my recent scans (it was my oncologist that ordered those, and I see him on the 12th); it was a followup appointment having to do with my anemia iss... Read more

Sunday and Monday

Monday, June 01, 2015      22 comments

My Sunday ended up being kind of a "lost" day, due to some extreme fatigue. Didn't get much of anything done, and it seemed like it took me forever just to get my grocery shopping list done and my coupons ready. Usually, if I take a nap, I try t... Read more

House sold yesterday!

Sunday, May 31, 2015      25 comments

We had the auctions yesterday morning for my parent's house, and for the contents that my sister and I chose not to keep. I didn't have to be there, and I chose not to be, because of my health issues it would have been too tiring for me, and wit... Read more

Internmit service for Mom, more help from Penny

Friday, May 29, 2015      25 comments

Most of you who read my blogs know that my mom passed away in November of last year. We were not able to have the burial of her ashes at the time of the funeral, because of the weather. We had that done yesterday morning; it was just a short, si... Read more

A lot of help from a very dear friend

Wednesday, May 27, 2015      28 comments

I'm so thankful for my dear friend Penny, she has truly been a blessing to me. She has been here in town for most of the past month to get my mom and dad's house ready to sell (she is the executor of the estate; she was listed in the trust to ta... Read more

CT Scan Results

Tuesday, May 26, 2015      26 comments

My CT scan results finally showed up online late in the afternoon yesterday. Not really sure what to make of them; they aren't good, but I'm not sure how "bad" the "bad" really is, if that makes any sense? Until I talk to my oncologist, I don't ... Read more

No results yet

Saturday, May 23, 2015      22 comments

I was hoping that my CT scan results would be posted before the day was over yesterday, but that did not happen. Sometimes, the scan results are posted the same day if the scan is done in the morning, but more often than not, it takes about 24 h... Read more

CT scans scheduled for tomorrow

Thursday, May 21, 2015      21 comments

As I mentioned in my blog yesterday, my oncologist ordered CT scans for me. The hospital called me about an hour ago; I was expecting that my appointment would not be scheduled until next week, so I was surprised to find out they had an opening ... Read more

Oncologist appointment today; scans coming up

Wednesday, May 20, 2015      19 comments

The good news I got today is that now I only have to get the Halotestin injections every 28 days, instead of every 2 weeks. That's at least one less trip to the cancer center each month. The other news, which isn't necessarily bad, but let'... Read more

Feeling better since the transfusion

Tuesday, May 19, 2015      21 comments

The fatigue is not completely gone, but things have been a lot better since my transfusion Friday. My legs are feeling stronger now too; 2 weeks ago when I went grocery shopping, I had to use one of those electric carts, and still felt pooped ou... Read more

Finally, a much needed blood transfusion!

Saturday, May 16, 2015      24 comments

My hemoglobin on Thursday was 8.6, finally met that criteria for a blood transfusion, but when I didn't get any calls that day from either my oncologist's or internist's office, I pretty much resigned myself to the fact that I would just "tough ... Read more

Still struggling

Monday, May 11, 2015      28 comments

I wish I had better news to report, but unfortunately, still struggling with the fatigue, and with the hemoglobin being low, but not quite low enough, to be able to get a transfusion. In some ways, it's worse to be ALMOST needing one than actual... Read more

The loss of a very dear man

Thursday, May 07, 2015      31 comments

On Monday, our community lost a great man. His name was Phil, and he was a good friend of my dad's. Phil and his family lived about a mile down the road from where our family lived. I remember when I was very young, sometimes his wife Kathy use ... Read more

Small earthquake here in Michigan

Saturday, May 02, 2015      22 comments

Around 12:25 pm, I was sitting at my computer and suddenly felt some shaking for about 30 seconds; no noise with it, just felt like the house was shaking. It didn't scare me, it was over with so quickly. It just felt strange. At first, I even wo... Read more

Today's CBC

Thursday, April 30, 2015      22 comments

Hemoglobin count today is 9.1, just down slightly from the 9.3 on Tuesday. The lab tech had a little trouble getting my blood today. (I have port, but the hospital here won't access them in the outpatient lab.) Since my arm was bruised by all th... Read more

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