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Our beloved dog Perfect died yesterday, she was 10 years old, one hundred pounds and one of the most beautiful albeit crazy black Labradors you will ever have had the pleasure to meet. She was ...
by Marina Asbury
Comment Count 74 comments on Tue Jan 06, 2015 at 12:56 PM PST with 91 Recommends
Patients who get oral chemotherapy drugs pay tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars for their meds because those drugs are covered by their insurance drug plans instead of their regular insurance ...
by Puddytat
Comment Count 19 comments on Thu Mar 20, 2014 at 01:02 PM PDT with 43 Recommends
The Update is at the bottom. Sorry to post twice in a day If you've been horrified about how the Wisconsin State Senate Majority Leader has been using every power he has to prevent even bringing a ...
by Puddytat
Comment Count 38 comments on Tue Mar 18, 2014 at 01:44 PM PDT with 110 Recommends
In the days leading up to November 13th, 2009, we took our son as close to the edge of death and beyond as he had ever been or ever would be again. There’s really no other way to put it. My son, ...
by poguesrun
Comment Count 55 comments on Mon Nov 25, 2013 at 05:00 PM PST with 34 Recommends
First the good news - I don't have to worry about being exposed to anthrax for the next two weeks. That's because yesterday I was put on Cipro for a case of prostatitis that has been flaring up. ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 14 comments on Sat Jul 27, 2013 at 04:42 AM PDT with 28 Recommends
Yesterday I posted Success!! At least temporarily! in which I described my wife's joy in having 23 bottles of Canada Dry Bitter Lemon delivered from Amazon, since it is something she can taste and ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 10 comments on Wed Jun 19, 2013 at 05:34 AM PDT with 8 Recommends
There are only two things my beloved Leaves on the Current has regularly enjoyed drinking while on chemotherapy. Unsweetened iced black tea lemonade with extra lemonade from Starbucks - which they ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 18 comments on Tue Jun 18, 2013 at 03:33 PM PDT with 37 Recommends
yes, chemotherapy. I had a lumpectomy two weeks ago, and although the cancerous spots were all removed, and the lymph nodes are clear, I have chemotherapy. I was diagnosed with HER2 Positive cancer, ...
by theRoaringGirl
Comment Count 13 comments on Sat Jun 08, 2013 at 04:05 PM PDT with 12 Recommends
I did not post an update last Sunday because there was nothing knew to report about my wife's continued recovery from dealing with her blood cancer. I am posting a bit early this week because I ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 12 comments on Fri May 31, 2013 at 03:23 AM PDT with 37 Recommends
We are coming to the end of the week not on chemo, and it has been a difficult one. She caught a cold, always a problem when one is in the overall chemo cycle, because of the body's reduced immune ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 25 comments on Sun May 12, 2013 at 04:14 AM PDT with 31 Recommends
As I write this, it is the weekly anniversary of that fateful visit January 27 to the x-ray center at Virginia Hospital Center where this all began. It has been a relatively quiet week. Chemo ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 12 comments on Sun Apr 28, 2013 at 04:05 PM PDT with 30 Recommends
First things first: if you read what makes this community great you saw the beautiful work of fineena, of which the scarf Leaves on the Current is wearing in the above photo ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 43 comments on Sun Apr 07, 2013 at 05:24 PM PDT with 92 Recommends
this past week has been somewhat difficult. After two rounds of chemo we now understand why the oncologist has her on a cycle of two weeks on, one week off. By the last day of the 14 days on, ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 39 comments on Sun Mar 31, 2013 at 06:06 PM PDT with 129 Recommends
4 weeks ago last night Leaves on the Current and I learned she has cancer. Four weeks since our lives got turned upside down. As of now, she is half-way through the ten occasions of her second set ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 26 comments on Mon Feb 25, 2013 at 07:28 PM PST with 97 Recommends
So far Leaves on the Current is having no problems, even with a ramped up dose of steroids (which she will also have tomorrow - that is the pattern on the day of and the day after chemo). Her ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 49 comments on Tue Feb 19, 2013 at 07:19 PM PST with 92 Recommends
In one sense things are going well. But it is still difficult Monday we attended a class to orient us towards chemotherapy, which will begin on Tuesday. The following day was her last day of ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 149 comments on Fri Feb 15, 2013 at 07:44 PM PST with 400 Recommends
She was discharged from Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington on Saturday evening, around 7:30 PM and moved into what we call our music room (used to have an upright piano there) with the tv, with a ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 101 comments on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 02:00 PM PST with 402 Recommends
Don't you just love it when science catches up with lived experience? I probably don't mean to be quite as snarky as that sounds. It does take time to realize that there is something worth study, ...
by peregrine kate
Comment Count 86 comments on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 04:30 PM PST with 39 Recommends
Monday Night Cancer Club is a Daily Kos group focused on dealing with cancer, primarily for cancer survivors and caregivers, though clinicians, researchers, and others with a special interest are ...
by DrLori
Comment Count 67 comments on Mon Jun 25, 2012 at 04:15 PM PDT with 30 Recommends
There. I’ve said them, the words everyone hates to hear: the news that someone you love is fighting a terminal illness. In my MiL’s case, it wasn’t completely terrible news. She has a tumor on ...
by irishwitch
Comment Count 76 comments on Mon Mar 26, 2012 at 02:33 PM PDT with 86 Recommends