Since Danny has been doing so well, looking and acting just like he did before diagnosis, I decided that we would go back to living as normal a life as possible. And one of the things that is part of that at his age is standardized testing. If... Read more
Well, this Thursday was MRI day. It was, as usual, a super busy day, and we got to the clinic closer to 2:30 than to 2:00, but that was OK from my point of view because I had allowed extra time. Nurse Earlie accessed his port, took some blood,... Read more
Whatever I had the past two days, it must not have been flu after all. Not traditional flu, at any rate. I am feeling much, much better today. It's really funny, because the symptoms were typical flu symptoms - chills, fever, and body aches, ... Read more
Probably the flu...
I almost never get sick, so that, on the rare occasions when I do, it hits me very hard. Last night, after a long and stressful day, I started to feel unwell. I had chills and body aches. Went up to bed, and piled the covers high. After a co... Read more
Hormone Testing Results
Friday morning, I was in the middle of running a couple of errands when my cell rang. Like clockwork, important calls always happen while I am driving. I saw that the number was from the hospital, so I figured I had better answer it. Fortunate... Read more
Neuropsych testing includes a fairly substantial battery of
tests that is used to evaluate brain function. Although I am
sure that there are a number of medical conditions that
such testing is used for, brain cancer is definitely one of ... Read more
Appointment with the Endocrinologist
I have been neglectful in updating about Danny's health, and I am sorry.
The good news is that he is doing well. I did post about his most
recent MRI, which was at the end of June. The MRIs are really the
only way to be sure o... Read more
Gold in September
This is my profile picture on FB for the month of September. It was designed by a graphic artist in California who has a heart for children with cancer.
... Read more
Another Catch-Up Blog
Life has gotten busier than ever lately, and I am just not doing well at catching-up on things like this blog. I wanted to go back to May and finish the story of our trip to Virginia.
After we left Cecily's college for the last time, we d... Read more
I hate cancer!
I am very, very sad today. I lost another dear friend to cancer. She was one of the sweetest, kindest people I have ever known. She leaves behind a loving husband, three remarkable children, and scores of friends. If I hate cancer, she is on... Read more
All my small victories for the time being will be non-scale ones, since the scale I bought online a couple of years ago for cheap, recently reminded me yet again that you get what you pay for. It stopped working. Not the battery, since I tried... Read more
Dd's Graduation - Belated blog from May
I got so caught up in life that I never blogged about a lot of things that happened between March and June. The main event of the period was my dd's college graduation. I had decided to do a road trip (from Texas to Virginia) for the occasion.... Read more
Murphy's Law Strikes Again!
OK, this is a bit much. My AC has gone out, my refrigerator and freezer are both barely cooling the food (the water in the ice trays isn't even freezing completely!), there is a leak in the pipes under my front yard, I got hit by an uninsured dr... Read more
MRI Results - Mostly Good News
I had quite a day yesterday, waiting for the MRI results. I knew Dr. Hipp would call me, because he had said he would, but I also knew that he wouldn't be in any hurry to do so. Dr. Whiteway, for whatever reason, is much more understanding of ... Read more
Wrangler Day, MRI Day, and Scanxiety
I keep wanting to blog more, but just have so much trouble making time for it. Today is the big day - Danny has his six month's post relapse treatment MRI, and I am a complete basket case, although I am trying not to let him know. Scanxiety ha... Read more