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CT with the family by Joan H. Patient Expert Saturday DH flew in with the kids.  They came into Logan, and I decided the easiest way for us to connect was for me to take the bus from the Cape directly to the airport. ... Read on »
next step, baby steps by Joan H. Patient Expert So Mom went into rehab Monday afternoon.  My initial impression was "This place is so depressing!" True, but so limited.  Mom shares a room with a pleasa ... Read on »
Spello by Margaret Patient Expert Boy, time does fly, doesn’t it? I mean, I haven’t posted anything on the blog in about three weeks…how did THAT happen?? Well, it’s just that life here has gotten quite ... Read on »
same universe, different pocket by Joan H. Patient Expert Thursday we found out that the source of Mom's pain is not her PAD. The vascular surgeon ruled it out following a leg study which showed her ankle pulses are n ... Read on »
in the pocket universe by Joan H. Patient Expert So, I'm at Mom's, but everything is completely weird.  I left the kids home and flew in last week on Monday, and Mom was slow but still getting around.   ... Read on »
A frustrating, painful and expensive waste of time by Nicolas van Dyk Well, the good news, I suppose, is that with the help of that lidocaine creme and a very skilled nurse my port was accessed this morning. The long and the short of it ... Read on »
Frustrations continue -- a partially wasted trip by Nicolas van Dyk So I never was able to get the port accessed today.  I did meet with a great guy who I'm going to call out here (sorta) -- one of the physicians assistants, JA, who has been ... Read on »
Nicolas and the No Good Very Bad Day by Nicolas van Dyk So I never was able to get the port accessed today.  I did meet with a great guy who I'm going to call out here (sorta) -- one of the physicians assistants, JA, who has bee ... Read on »
How mood/depression can affect cancer patients and their partners by Margaret Patient Expert A hot-off-the-press study (see this super-easy-to-read summary given by Cancer Compass:  http://goo.gl/HNtZk9 ) suggests that the mental health of cancer patients is stron ... Read on »
Relapses in Total Therapy give me the willies by Nicolas van Dyk With my return trip to Little Rock coming up in three weeks, I've been thinking a lot about what to do and upon the continued need for follow-up.  And I've heard this week ... Read on »