I’ve always found horseshoe crabs scary, creepy, living-fossil type creatures. They scuttle around at night, often gathering by the score. Sometimes a fisherman will inadvertently capture one and, lying on […]
Stories like this really chap my ass. Here is some rural police force. “The Sheriff’s Office had been averaging about 50 arrests a year, and its home page featured mug […]
“If I want sedation, I’ll have a beer,” said David S. Howes, who has had several awake procedures (and who is himself a doctor, an emergency physician in Chicago). During […]
“Toilet paper, like practically everything except the guillotine and the skyscraper, was first invented in ancient China, circa the sixth century AD. But it wasn’t until 1798 that a Frenchman […]
Click for an (deliberate) hilarious experience. I love these guys.
As if international travel wasn’t tedious enough. Now this. “Legally, citizens are not required to unlock their cellphones or share their passwords with United States government officials. But rules may […]
The U.S., Sadly, Is No. 14. No wonder I feel depressed. Need to visit my chums in Oslo. From the always refreshing NYT.
All my own fault really. Don’t have to engage with every jamoke out there. The number of times I’ve excoriated some #45er, only to discover it’s the original, Liberal, poster’s […]
Hard to believe that it’s almost six months since my last post. This is indicative of how better I feel and how sickness no longer takes center stage. I will try […]
When we first discussed the course of treatment I was going to follow my surgeon warned me that for every week of radiation it was going to take a month […]
I haven’t been keeping up here as I have been in hospital, in bed or just couldn’t get the energy to write anything. So much of October was a blur. […]
I thought I had written more here but in fact had only come up with a title. I think I have entered the battle phase of my sickness. For about […]
The Pyronian craft hovered over the radiation department of City Hospital. The massive energy reserves in the Hospital’s nuclear-imaging banks drew Pyronian vessels like Craton sledders to a bucket of […]
EG had this great picture from the morning of surgery. If they hadn’t done it I was going to 🙂 Surgical Site Markers. #1 in a very limited series.
This happened almost over night. Day one I was a wee bit zitty. Day two brought mega-spotification. It looks worse when I see it in the mirror and angle my […]
I must note that this is not me. But this is exactly how I look, except I have the foam lollipop and a slightly less aquiline nose.
Early last Friday, long before the rising sun, you would have found us waiting in line for canned hams. We had a tip-off that a new shipment had arrived from […]
This past Monday I had my first dose of Cetuximab. This is the chemo I am getting as part of the trial I am on. Eight weeks of Cetuximab costs […]
And so it goes on…
We went to a work event of EG’s the other night. Present were a bunch of people who know me and know I have been sick. Some held me like […]
It’s been a month to the day since I had surgery. The first two weeks were pretty awful. It was hard to sleep, eat and drink. But the last two […]
Funny, after visiting tonsillectomyrecovery.com and discovering that my pain arc was the same as most tonsillectomy patients, I started to feel much, much better. Overnight I changed from dreading every swallow and […]
I am so grateful for all my friends and all their offers of support. And Eva just keeps on being the most amazing caregiver. Nothing is too much trouble for […]
Hard to believe that seven days ago I was just about to go into surgery. Would I have had surgery if I knew how painful it was going to be? […]
I was going to try and remember everything that happened since surgery and have an entry for each day but it sounds like too much hard work and would make […]
I am surrounded by five or six people who roll my bed towards the OR. Ceilings have never looked so fascinating. We roll into the operating room. It feels like […]
I’ll try and remember the chain of events on the day of the operation but, quite frankly, for six hours I was out of it! Oh har har. Eva and […]
Today I went for my pre-op screening. First person you get to meet is the woman who says “So you have a balance of $X,XXX how would you like to […]
Just got off the phone with the hospital. Surgery is planned for Friday but first I have to have pre-op testing. Hmm. This is really happening. Shit. Pre-op testing checks […]
The surgeon walked in the room as we were doing this and insisted that we finish, as he found it very amusing.
It’s been raining for two days. It hardly ever rains here in the summer. It’s depressing me. Today we met with Dr. Myers. As we were waiting I received an […]
I had a pet scan today. The technician took Izzy, Finn, Duffy, Gracie & George and placed them in a big cardboard box. Then he shaved little bar codes in […]
It’s been a quiet week cancer-wise, but eventful all the same. I had a dentist visit on Monday which was a ton of fun. It is suggested that you get […]
The bruising is from the biopsy. Eva says it doesn’t look that bad, but I’m not convinced. Looks like I have mumps or maybe a tumour on the side […]
At Southwestern they have an online, personal, chart library called MyChart. Any tests carried out are recorded there for Physicians to access. The patient is also privy to them because […]
I remember when my father died. I would wake up in the morning, normally hungover, and I would be fine for a split second and then I would remember – […]
The Zale Lipshy building is where I got a CT scan this morning. Zales are a huge jewelry chain in Texas and other states. I think there was a Mr. […]
Yesterday afternoon, after seeing the ENT, I called Dr. Larry Myers office. They were expecting my call and I had an appointment this afternoon. Eva has been great. She’s getting […]
In May 2013 I started my yearly bout of allergies. Turns out I am allergic to Pecan pollen. Our new house has four huge pecan trees and the pollen rains […]