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"But I was thirsty!" by Joan H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I have a habit of leaving a glass of water on the kitchen counter. I know where that paw has been. A slow, but satisfying, drink. Oookaa ... Read on »
"Buy lottery tickets." by Joan H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I got a Christmas card today from someone I used to know ("X"), someone I used to be very good friends with 25 years ago. I didn't want to open it. D ... Read on »
"Even in an Eden such as this, wrongs do occur" by Joan H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer The quote is not applicable to anything happening in my life -- I was watching Deadwood on DirecTV's 101 Channel this evening, and the quote leaped out at me ... Read on »
"Every moment fraught with peril." by Joan H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Two dozen Easter eggs, dyed with only one minor disaster: I knocked over the green dye cup, spilling about two-thirds of it. None of it dripped anywhere, ... Read on »
"Everything happened so fast" by Joan H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I think it's funny that's it's summer again and there's still a post from last summer on the main page. At this time last year I was dealing with intractable h ... Read on »
"feelin' blue" (painting, day 2) by Joan H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I'm fine, I'm fine -- that's just the incredibly lame name foisted on this lovely shade of blue by the paint company. We have blue, lots and lots of blue, ... Read on »
"how to sleep more" by Joan H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I'm cracking up -- there's a huge GoogleAd in my sidebar, "How to Sleep More" in approximately 14 point typeface. For me, it's not really that complicated ... Read on »
"I have a bad feeling about this." by Joan H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer That Star Wars quote has been rattling around in my brain for a few days now. I just looked it up, and it really does show up in each of the movies (so far) ... Read on »
"I have a knife." by Joan H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer On the last day of school, I brought eight huge seedless watermelons to share with all my students and co-workers. How does that work? This Pampered ... Read on »
"I heard there's a riot going on down here" by Joan H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer So sayeth the security guard, late yesterday morning, as he sauntered down the hall towards our conference rooms. Yes, I replied, but we've got all them ... Read on »
"I'm busy" by Joan H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I met with an academic advisor today to try and hammer out some kind of overall timeline for my studies, and to get answers to a few specific questions. It ... Read on »
"normal" by Joan H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer So, I've been having numbness and tingling in my fingers and toes, and aches and pains in my hands and feet, and the bones in my arms are hurting and I'm gen ... Read on »
"otherwise unremarkable" by Joan H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I just love the way radiologists dictate their reports. I can totally picture Dr. Olga (not her last name) reviewing my MRI films and huffing, "What is with ... Read on »
"Schultzie" moments by Joan H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I know nothink! Seriously. I haven't heard a peep about my pathology reports, and I'll be sure to update everyone as soon as I hear something, OK? I l ... Read on »
"she's not on vacation' by Joan H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer (about me) "She's got the three kids..." My Mom, on the phone to someone-or-other today. It made me laugh. We had a rude-awakening moment today. Whe ... Read on »
"stuck on stupid" by Joan H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Everyone and his little sister is blogging about General Honore's press conference. I found it via VodkaPundit, but I think I may have seen it on Instapundit ... Read on »
"suddenly, they were in England" by Joan H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer What is it that possesses people that enables them to think it's OK to exit from a gas station in the left lane? When I stopped, my headlights were staring ... Read on »
"they'll clean it out for you" by Joan H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I had my ultrasound this morning and another fine needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy. Ultrasounds are fine, they don't hurt, but having an already lumpy-feeling ... Read on »
"this is my best beach day ever" by Joan H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer So said DS2. And it was. Read on »
"washing dishes" by Joan H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer From the time my dad retired right up until his final hospitalization, he took over the house cleaning chores: dusting, vaccuuming, washing windows, doing di ... Read on »