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well, that happened by Joan H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Next year at fall break I'll be thinking, What did we do last year?   Then I'll remember that fall break was basically three days of doing nothing, coming ... Read on »
dark by Joan H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer   I like these.  They work.  I never realized until this week that having less than 20/20 vision means that the world looks darker than it is. I u ... Read on »
settled/joy by Joan H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Depth & Complexity Icons - wiki   My life is profoundly different, and immeasurably improved.  This is astoundingly our sixth week of classes.  ... Read on »
salvage operation by Joan H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer The weather, so far, has been uncooperative.  We did see the sun for about 5 minutes here and there today, and it was nice to finally see a slice of blue sky.  ... Read on »
now, vacation by Joan H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer   Victory* I remember feeling almost giddy when school was over this May.  I was so worn out this year, and reading over my (scant) entries here, ... Read on »
not a beach day by Joan H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer We went anyway. At home, it was close to 80 degrees with fluffy clouds on a blue sky.  But it was a mostly cloudy, only occasionally sunny kind of day.  ... Read on »
Ent war by Joan H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer On one of the days when it wasn't raining, we went for our annual hike in Beebe Woods.  I left the trail map home so we just winged it, and it worked out fine ... Read on »
Tanelorn by Joan H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer When I was in high school, I had this huge poster -- one of many, actually -- up in my room.  I remember I bought it at the Strawberry's record store in Kenmor ... Read on »
capsule reviews by Joan H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Have inexplicably seen a lot of movies lately.  Perhaps not so inexplicably, really: finally there was something that we wanted to see.  Generally we manage to ... Read on »
results by Joan H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Doctor's office called and asked for a call back.  It's always a concern when they do that, because if everything was fine, they'd just leave an automated mess ... Read on »
more break downs by Joan H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Having whined at length about my career, I can move on to the periodic physical health update. I developed another ovarian cyst mid-April and, since it st ... Read on »
break down by Joan H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer No car today.  The starter was showing signs of giving out and then it actually did yesterday, on literally the last stop before I was going to bring it over t ... Read on »
May day by Joan H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer April flew by. May first, May Day, m'aidez... A couple of things touched off that "I need help" feeling, today.  We had a hastily scheduled, ... Read on »
break by Joan H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Closing out day 2 of spring break here, and I couldn't even remember what last year's spring break was like, so I looked it up.   Of course, I was in the middl ... Read on »
we're all alright by Joan H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer My MRI came back clean, and there's no need for any follow-up testing until my next ultrasound, which I think will be in June or July, and we'll do the Thyroge ... Read on »
sweet by Joan H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer On this Valentine's Day, I was surprised by gifts from three different students, I'm relieved that my Mom is home, and I'm glad my MRI is over.  We had a ... Read on »
stories we tell ourselves by Joan H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Last post I laid out a scenario just to give myself something to measure reality against.  Now it's Tuesday more than a week later.  I'm having my MRI tomorrow ... Read on »
this is what's going to happen by Joan H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Some day this week, I'll get a call saying that my insurance company has authorized the MRI.  I will call and schedule the MRI for later this week or early nex ... Read on »
OK by Joan H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Well, at least the weirdness at work has settled.  There's no way to go into any kind of detail without stepping on someone's privacy, so I won't.  I ... Read on »
buffeted by Joan H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Not a good day.  I was about to say "at all", but the class-giving part of the day actually went fine. We did the Cat's Meow lab with the eighth graders, and ... Read on »