Footballs, Feasts and the Big Five-Oh

Dear Readers, I am writing to you today from a somewhat inverted position.  I am lying on the floor with my feet above my heart.  Due to several of my meds’ side effects, my feet have been blowing up beyond recognition and have become very painful to walk on, let alone fit into any shoes […]

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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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Pop Quiz

We’ve received some good news 🙂  The pneumonia infection in my lung has gotten smaller, according to a follow-up X-ray.  It appears to be fungal, not bacterial, which makes it more difficult to off, but I’m being pumped with endless IV antibiotics and anti-fungals round the clock.  I will have a follow up CT scan […]

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Hold Your Ho Ho Ho rses

Christmas came early for me this year!  I must have been a very good girl, because I got the best toy of all – a PICC line!  I know you’re all jealous as hell.  This device allows me to avoid the countless pokes my condition brings with it.  It’s a long-term port that has 2 […]

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