From Hair to There

Queue Rod Serling:  You are about to enter another dimension.  A dimension not only of time and space, but of hair.  A journey into a wondrous land of strands.  You’ve just crossed over into… the Baldilocks Zone.  My apologies to those of you born after about 1970, for you are now wondering where the f you can […]

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There Once Was a Girl from Nantucket

There once was a girl from Nantucket … Oh wait, scratch that – I think we all know where that’s headed 🙂 Ah hem… There once was a chick from Laguna Got the sniffles once in a blue moona. One morning she woke And without any provoke, Her muscles felt they’d been hit by a […]

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One Year, One Transplant, One For Sale Sign, One Arm

Today marks Day 172 post bone marrow transplant!  One year ago, I went to see my internist, Dr. C., for  “stiff muscles,” and she referred me to a rheumatologist, an infectious disease specialist and a neurologist within a week.  I had no idea what the next year would entail:  263 blood tests, 4 bone marrow […]

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Game On – Equine Style

We finally heard from Dr. P with my latest bone marrow biopsy results.  It was not good news.  I have severe Aplastic Anemia, which means my bone marrow has failed.  Once again, I’ve been given a rare diagnosis, with approximately 2 to 3 Americans in every 1,000,000 having received it.  WHAT??? I was always told […]

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Fevered Trifecta

After a relaxo Sunday, I woke up on Labor Day Monday with the chills – exactly what my new doc, Dr. P, of City of Hope told us was the worst possible thing for me at this time.  We headed to the Hoag Cancer Center for AFBT (Another F-ing Blood Test) and possible transfusions early […]

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What Cide Effectz?

So, I’m staring at this ever-growing mass of pill bottles and ever-expanding list of procedures, and I’m starting to wonder about all of the combined potential side effects I may have the pleasure of experiencing due to all this sh*t I’m exposing my body to.  Don’t be alarmed, I won’t list all 2,361 here, just […]

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