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Still fighting the uphill battle by Barbz Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I'm still fighting the uphill battle. Because of my illness myelofibrosis, I had to quit my part time job. The oncologist recently put me on REVLIMID. Things ... Read on »
THE END OF THE DAY - THE END OF THE JOURNAL by Barbz Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer When I started this journal, I did it with the thought of finding others like my son, (actually the loved one of others like my son). As it's highly unlikely that someone li ... Read on »
The final end by Barbz Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Tonight I finally came to the end of my son's mementos of his past life. There were notebooks that kept an accurate record of vitamins and healthy foods, more so about th ... Read on »
Looking back on old photo's by Barbz Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Today I found another handful of photo's. I feel at least a few of them need to be some place, besides tucked away in a box in the corner of a room. First Love F ... Read on »
What is the actual meaning of 'The Day's OF Whine And Roses'? by Barbz Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer So there I was finally nearing the end of sorting out Jeff's memento's, of what I considered to be his day's of whine and roses. This has been a slow process, as I put thing ... Read on »
Teleconference with the state and the Rose Meadow Garden Brain Injury Facility by Barbz Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Yesterday I was included by phone in a conference with Common Ground (state program) and the Rose Meadow Facility. The meeting was to discuss goals for my son, sort of li ... Read on »
Still Sorting by Barbz Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I'm still sorting through the box of memento's that was taken from Jeff's safe. This is taking more time then I thought it would. Perhaps because it is so mentally ... Read on »
Memories Of 2002 by Barbz Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Last fall I tried to open Jeff's safe, but not having the combination I couldn't open it. We all have that little compartment in our brain where our private thoughts are kep ... Read on »
Visit's to Rose Meadow Garden by Barbz Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer It's been a busy week for me, having my oldest son here. He loves California, so he no longer considers this small New England town his home. I think he considers this place ... Read on »
Sometimes boring is a good thing by Barbz Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Thursday night my son arrived from California. It's so nice to have him here. He is taking care of some needed chores around the house. Yesterday when I was working at the ... Read on »
Very slowly getting there one day at a time. by Barbz Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Yesterday I dragged all the recyclables and my broken vacuum cleaner out to the garage, and burned the trash. But I never did take that walk or meditate. Instead I picked ... Read on »
Following Through by Barbz Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I was just thinking "how am I doing with my new years resolutions?" Not to good I think. So far I have taken only one walk, my long drive way is a short walk in itself. ... Read on »
New Years Resolutions by Barbz 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Starting Off The New Year Get organized, Give things away I don't need Throw away things I cannot use or giveaway Stop worrying about things I have no control over L ... Read on »
Ongoing Isuues by Barbz Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I received a call from the director of Rose Meadow Garden, and apparently they are having issues with Jeff. A few weeks ago he was refusing his medication. The Doctor change ... Read on »
Here we go with more snow by Barbz Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Starting with the day before new years we finally got dumped on. So far it looks like about 8 inches of snow out there. As for myself, I'm not feeling very well. ... Read on »
State Of Mind by Barbz Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I think as mothers, we feel guilty that they are suffering and we are not.  And through this guilt we take on a great deal of emotional pain. I have come to the conclusion ... Read on »
One baby step forward, one giant step backwards by Barbz Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer After I was told that Northern Human Services was requesting an increase for my son's medicaid waiver, I was beginning to feel a little settled. I felt like life would be ... Read on »
Christmas Preparations by Barbz Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer The Doctor is concerned that my spleen could be enlarged, so Monday I went for a CT scan of my spleen. Jeff needs a new winter jacket, so after my CT scan, I bought him a ni ... Read on »