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Surviving Cancer,The Loony Bin

November 26, 2010

Mammograms and all that jazz…

The hospital picked today to schedule my first mammogram and a screening echocardiogram.  Preventative care, Black Friday style. After what had to be the best family Thanksgiving on record …. one where the kids sat at the table for at least a half an hour enjoying the meal,where the boys played board games and we […]

Surviving Cancer,The Loony Bin

November 25, 2010


5 years ago today (yah, yah, I have to go there) I was basting the turkey but I had such terrible chest pain radiating to my shoulder.  I was pregnant, so I took tylenol, but it didn’t seem to help.  I ended up lying in bed while the turkey cooked with a heating pad and […]

Surviving Cancer,The Loony Bin

October 24, 2010

Everybody hurts…

This afternoon was truly remarkable. We invited some people that we met recently to come over to watch a German movie with us.  The man is an American who teaches German at a neighboring school.  His wife is a scientist from Denmark.  He came to America when the school year started, and she followed him […]

Surviving Cancer,The Loony Bin

October 7, 2010

It’s that time of the year again …

You know … time to pull out the old pink ribbons, buy the yogurts, shoes, plates, portable coffee mugs and special coffees … to draw awareness to the #1 killer of women:  Heart disease.

Surviving Cancer,The Loony Bin

June 22, 2010


Patient is a 40 year old female with a history of non-hodgkins lymphoma and exposure to CHOP-R chemotherapy and mediastinal radiation 4 years prior.  She presents in the clinic with peripheral neuropathy that started with electric shocks down the legs and then turned into cramping, numbness and burning in the feet and calves approximately 3-3.5 […]