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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We Have a Plan

So, we have a plan.  I will check into City of Hope on December 7 to begin my bone marrow transplant festivities.  On the morning of the 7th I will receive a Hickman catheter, which is wider gauged than the PICC line I now have in my left arm.  I guess marrow is thicker than […]

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What an Honor!

I was so honored to have Coach Lance Stewart and the Laguna Beach Varsity Girls Volleyball Team dedicate their post season to me!  I couldn’t believe it!  They added ‘JM’ to their jerseys and signs were distributed to the crowd.  I was so disappointed that I couldn’t attend and watch the matches, but Todd and […]

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Collapsing Cell Counts, Increased Injections and Frivolous Footnotes

I’m the luckiest person in the world because my army of supportive family and friends is THE BEST medicine! Online shopping is the second best medicine. Blasting Tom Petty and Donavon Frankenreiter is the third best medicine. It’s a love/hate relationship with platelets, red blood cells and white blood cells. Trojan football is going to […]

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