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Calcium + Vitamin D by catattack Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer In talking with my gynecologist, Dr. Vineela Poddatoori, she asked if I had had a bone density test. No, I replied. What's that? Like I need another test. Women my age ... Read on »
Why Gynecologists Have a Job by catattack Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I mean, besides birthing babies.  This GYN is the nicest, most caring GYN you will ever find.  And I still hated my appointment today. Yes, I had to strip and get into a ... Read on »
Back to the GYN: Open Wide... by catattack Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I mean, besides birthing babies.  This GYN is the nicest, most caring GYN you will ever find.  And I still hated my appointment today. Yes, I had to strip and get into ... Read on »
Add a little Casino to the medicine... by catattack Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I'm onboard a ship right now in the Tasman Sea, between Australia and New Zealand.  This cruise, onboard Holland America, was the prize for surviving cancer surgery.  I aim ... Read on »
Halloween is the Worst Holiday by catattack Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I love Halloween. I always have. This year, I flew to Orlando with family and friends, just for a Walt Disney World holiday. As we did the last time we were there, we to ... Read on »
Cortisone Is a Wonder Drug by catattack Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Not quite two full days after the cortisone shot to my right patella, my knee feels no pain at all. Whew. Yesterday, almost all day, I felt little stabs of burning p ... Read on »
A Shot in the Knee by catattack Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I got a shot in the knee this afternoon. When I reported for the treatment, the x-rays from Tuesday had still not arrived from NorCal Imaging. So she called before she gav ... Read on »
It's Isn't All About Cancer, You Know... by catattack Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I got a shot in the knee this afternoon. When I reported for the treatment, the x-rays from Tuesday had still not arrived from NorCal Imaging. So she called before she ga ... Read on »
I Get Most of My Injuries at the Ballpark by catattack Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I've read many times that most accidents occur in the home. (Which is always a warning to clear your passageways, etc.) And I've also read that most car accidents occur w ... Read on »
Back to Dr. Miller by catattack Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer A few days, a robot called me to ask me if Friday was a good day for an appointment. I pressed "1" to confirm. What a strange way to get a doctor's appointment. I had no ... Read on »
Those Tests Are Out to Get Me... by catattack Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer This is a continuation of the last blog entry, in which Dr. Stern's Stephanie told me that, although all the tests to detect cancer were negative, I need follow-up Pap smear ... Read on »
Follow-Up to Cancer Surgery: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly by catattack Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer This is a continuation of the last blog entry, in which Dr. Stern's Stephanie told me that, although all the tests to detect cancer were negative, I need follow-up Pap smea ... Read on »
Kidney Problems....? by catattack Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I did get that phone call, yesterday, from Dr. Laura Miller, my general practitioner. Thankfully, my iPhone is working again. What a wonderful doctor. She had called ... Read on »
My iPhone Has Fallen & It Can't Get Up by catattack Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer My iPhone hasn’t worked for the better part of two weeks now. That single event has changed my life. It’s quiet now. It’s peaceful. I don’t automatically reach for ... Read on »
Afterthoughts Re: CT Scan by catattack Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer My arms hurt today. I had to hold them over my head while I went in and out of the tube for the scan. Muscles I don't usually use, I guess. And I didn't feel altoge ... Read on »
A Different Kind of CT Scan by catattack Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Today I had a CT scan taken of my abdomen to see if any cancer remained after the removal of the cancerous uterus. It was done at the Hettrick Campus in the Alta Bate ... Read on »
Put this gown on. And don't breathe... by catattack Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I did finally hear from the Radiology department at the Cancer Center, about an hour later. My appointment for a CT scan is next Thursday. And, a little less than two week ... Read on »
Waiting for Godot by catattack Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I did finally hear from the Radiology department at the Cancer Center, about an hour later. My appointment for a CT scan is next Thursday. And, a little less than two wee ... Read on »
It Itches by catattack Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I am exactly 8 weeks and 2 days from my operation. In the first few days after I returned from the hospital (after spending 5 days therein), I couldn't sleep longer than 5 ... Read on »
Searching for a Nutritious Diet by catattack Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I have just finished my eighth week of recovery from the operation. If you don't know, I had surgery to remove cancer in my uterus on March 9, 2012. I am still recovering ... Read on »