Danny had an appointment for a hearing test this past Monday. It was a routine thing, no big deal, just a follow-up. One of the chemo drugs he was treated with as part of the first protocol he was on, cisplatin, or cisplat, as it is affectiona... Read more
Thoughts on body shaming
I recently read a very thought-provoking blog about body shaming. The person who wrote it mentioned an incident where she was wearing a sleeveless shirt because it was a hot day, Her cousin, with whom she was having lunch, was horrified and sa... Read more
Good news, with a bit of a caveat
Danny's MRI shows no new tumor growth! That is the good news, and such a huge, huge relief. :-) We had to go in for chemo today, and I asked Dr. Whiteway first thing about the MRI. She said she had looked at it, and there was nothing big nor ... Read more
...Or, How to Control Scanxiety by Writing a Blog Update
Danny's MRI was originally scheduled for last week, the 18th
to be exact. It didn't happen then because there was a major
miscommunication between me and the MRI scheduling perso... Read more
Yesterday morning Henry woke me up to tell me that he was in severe pain and needed to go to the ER. Coming from Henry, who is like I was at his age, and avoids doctors whenever possible, that meant he felt very bad indeed.
So I dragged my... Read more
Bad day at black rock
When I was a little girl, I remember my mother talking about having a 'bad day at black rock.' I wonder if that was a common expression, since I have never heard anyone else use that term. And my mother has Alzheimer's, so she won't remember.
... Read more
How I Almost got a Med Student in Trouble and a Doctor Actually Did
On the lighter side of doctors and treatments...a story no one but me may find amusing, but at least it made me smile.
Danny and I arrived at the clinic a couple weeks ago for an appt., and were introduced to a very nice medical student. N... Read more
Counts and YL Convention
I just lost a very long blog I was almost finished typing. It just vanished. I hate this computer!!! Otoh, it may well be that it was too long and boring. I'll see if I can do a short and sweet recap. Short and sweet isn't usually my style,... Read more
Yesterday was just one of those days. :-( Henry and Cecily had a 10:45 appointment to get new ID cards, which they both need for medical care. So this was a very important appointment. Meanwhile, Danny had an appointment across town at the c... Read more
I usually try not to be a Debbie Downer, but this blog will be an exception. I am hurting badly for two of the strongest, bravest parents I know, and their beautiful daughter.
One of the greatest supports I have found since Danny's cancer ... Read more
No news is mostly good news
Nothing too exciting has been happening with life lately, and that's a good thing overall. Last week Danny was in Florida with his father, stepmother, and stepbrother. They visited the Disney parks and also Universal Studios. Danny never like... Read more
What else could go wrong?
Danny had an appointment scheduled in Houston at M.D. Anderson
this past Monday, the sixth. Dr. Mahajan, his radiation oncologist in
2013, likes to follow up yearly with the kids she has treated. She also
wants them to have neuropsych t... Read more
Pictures from camp in Colorado
I think I am able to post a few camp pictures. Here is a chipmunk enjoying some sunflower seeds on the hand of one of the campers (not us):
He... Read more
The pictures from our summer camp appear to be too big to post on this blog. Oh well, I should have some others later that I may be able to post.
Getting back to Danny and his treatment, we returned home from having been at camp Sunday nig... Read more
So much time has passed since I did a real Danny update that I am going to try to do a brief recap of just the main points. Given my propensity for long-windedness, I may not be successful in the 'brief' category, but I'll try.
The previou... Read more
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