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Jo C. Burzycki Patient Expert

Albuquerque, New Mexico
I'm a 35 year old mother and wife living with cancer. My two oldest children and I were... Full Bio
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Goodbye and Love to Rivka of ... by Jo C. Burzycki Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Goodbye and Love to Rivka of Coffee and Chemo. I am ashamed to say that I just found out today that the world lost a wonderful beautiful soul in Rivka bat Teirtzel fro ... Read on »
Goodbye Daddy At 1am thi ... by Jo C. Burzycki Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Goodbye Daddy At 1am this morning my wonderful father, Darling Vincent Smith passed away due to complications from his metastatic medullary thyroid cancer. I miss him ... Read on »
2007 Is Ending With A Bang!I k ... by Jo C. Burzycki Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer 2007 Is Ending With A Bang!I know it has been awhile since I've posted to any of my blogs and I'm sorry. I know it lost me alot of readers but that just can't be helped righ ... Read on »
As always, things here are nev ... by Jo C. Burzycki Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer As always, things here are never boring.Since my last post Monkeyboy got a bug bite on his bottom lip and we have had a wonderful run in with MRSA, the results came back on ... Read on »
August 20, 2007I finally recei ... by Jo C. Burzycki Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer August 20, 2007I finally received the results of my ultrasound from the doctor's office yesterday and supposedly it showed nothing. That's right, a big fat NOTHING. Meanwhil ... Read on »
Being Sick Sucks!!!Considering ... by Jo C. Burzycki Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Being Sick Sucks!!!Considering how lame that post title is that should tell you just how sick I am. LOL. What started out as a simple cold over two weeks ago has now turned ... Read on »
Cancer Claims Another Wonderfu ... by Jo C. Burzycki Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Cancer Claims Another Wonderful WomanYes, I know I haven't written in many months and you have no clue how many times I have started a post only to delete it because my hear ... Read on »
Dammit. Just Dammit.Yesterday ... by Jo C. Burzycki Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Dammit. Just Dammit.Yesterday I had my surgery to remove the lymph node that has been pressing on my carotid artery. Everything went fine and I busted out of the recovery ro ... Read on »
Finding Strength When I look ... by Jo C. Burzycki Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Finding Strength When I look back to my life five years ago and think about all the things I would let get to me, I can’t help but laugh. Simple things would make me yell, ... Read on »
I have spentthe entire day fee ... by Jo C. Burzycki Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I have spentthe entire day feeling like such a moron for not going into the ER last night. So much could have gone wrong and I KNOW that but stupidly talked myself out of go ... Read on »
Insurance Companies Suck TooI ... by Jo C. Burzycki Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Insurance Companies Suck TooI filed a formal complaint with our insurance company (Lovelace Health) on Dr. Jerk Rheumatologist in hopes that they would actually look into it ... Read on »
Life And Almost DeathI figured ... by Jo C. Burzycki Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Life And Almost DeathI figured that title covered both things I am posting about today. LOL. First, the story about what a shitty month February was...As I said in my last p ... Read on »
Long Time No PostI have so muc ... by Jo C. Burzycki Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Long Time No PostI have so much to post about I just don't have the energy to do it. I'm sorry.Let's see what is new since last time...-I've had several ministrokes.-I've ha ... Read on »
Lyme Disease and Pediatric Med ... by Jo C. Burzycki Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Lyme Disease and Pediatric Medullary Thyroid CancerI received two emails recently and wanted to pass on the information from them in hopes that it will help someone else out ... Read on »
My Five Year Anniversary On O ... by Jo C. Burzycki Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer My Five Year Anniversary On October 7th, 2004 I was diagnosed with medullary thyroid cancer. Shortly thereafter I was told that someone with it spread as much as mine had w ... Read on »
New Endocrinologist- AgainI di ... by Jo C. Burzycki Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer New Endocrinologist- AgainI did see the new endocrinologist in May and she seems much better than the one I saw when we first moved here. She even has another MEN2a patient! ... Read on »
No Hump No Hump Just Ugly Litt ... by Jo C. Burzycki Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer No Hump No Hump Just Ugly Little LumpsThey are soooooooo not lovely either!! Well I got my Octreotide Scans results back today and it wasn't what I was expecting.The cancer ... Read on »
Now You See It, Now You Don'tW ... by Jo C. Burzycki Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Now You See It, Now You Don'tWhat is it about me that makes tumors or "possible" tumors in my body want to play hide ~n~ seek with imaging equipment? Yesterday I got the res ... Read on »
Okay, Scratch ThatI was in lov ... by Jo C. Burzycki Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Okay, Scratch ThatI was in love with the blog title "Life's A Faught" until the teenager came up to me, read it, and then turned to me and said "Mom, you DO know that it sou ... Read on »
Perfect Example Of Jerky Docto ... by Jo C. Burzycki Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Perfect Example Of Jerky Doctor!*I took out some of the curse words now that I'm not so upset*Well it seems I will be looking for a new rheumatologist and my original feelin ... Read on »