Category Archives: Medical

Day +96: Out of the Cocoon

Imagine you are a Monarch Butterfly caterpillar. You are on a milkweed leaf munching away. Your skin is stripped yellow, black, and white to look like a part of the plant. At the same time you are aware that predators … Continue reading

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Day +75: One Day at a Time

More years than I want to think about, Merle Haggard wrote a song that should become the stem cell transplant patient’s theme song. The chorus goes like this: One day at a time sweet Jesus that’s all I’m asking from … Continue reading

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Day +47: Wow! What a Ride.

“Wow! What a ride.” That’s what I expected to say about now. I wasn’t thinking the trip would be like a giant roller coaster. That would have been too much. Instead, I thought it might be like riding a ski … Continue reading

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Day +38

I seriously apologize for not posting for so long. I just have not had the energy to think about it. I have, however, written a new blog for “Cancerwise”. You can read it and view the accompanying video at: http://www2.mdanderson.org/cancerwise/2014/08/a-day-in-the-life-of-a-stem-cell-transplant-patient.htmlContinue reading

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Day – 6 and Counting

I’m glad today is over. We started out being early for everything, blood/specimen collection and a CT of the sinuses (just regular sinusitis as it turned out) then things kind of went to pot, timing wise. We waited for one … Continue reading

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D-15: Life’s a Whirlwind

Whew! Life since last Tuesday has been a whirlwind of activity or trying to catch enough energy to enter the fray again. I have had time to write; I haven’t had the energy. It’s not that I have forgotten all … Continue reading

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T-17: Goin’ back to Houston, Houston, Houston

Dean Martin had it at least partially correct; we’re goin’ back to Houston, but not because it is gettin’ lonely in this old town. We will leave all of our friends behind and go to the big city because that … Continue reading

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