Bad Ass or Blows?

My Over-The-Top Loving Family – BAD ASS in the most awe-inspiring way Having 12 Doctors Working to Heal Me – BAD ASS in the most stellar way Waking Up to the Joys of the Newest Prednisone Side Effect:  Mouth Ulcers Covering the Inside of My Cheeks – BLOWS in the most f-ed up, merciless way […]

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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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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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Don’t Hate Me Because My Esophagus is Beautiful

I want to sincerely thank everyone from the bottom of my heart for the kind compliments on the beauty of my esophagus!  It means so much to me!  (I also just like saying the word esophagus.) I thoroughly enjoyed a very luxurious weekend at home and not at my HAFH (Hoag Away From Home)!  It’s […]

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Prednisone, Swearing, and the Olympics

Shulman’s Accessories are all the rage! Immediately following surgery, I started my Prednisone (steroid)  treatment in an attempt to get my muscles and blood counts to return to their former glory.  I continued seeing the docs on my team, averaging 2 appointments per day.  My platelets were still on a free fall, so I had […]

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