Tag Archives: Clinical Drug Trial

Day +53: Ten Reasons to Be Thankful

One of the latest challenges on Facebook is to name X number of things you are thankful for over Y number of days. (Notice the use of my high school algebra.) So I thought it appropriate to make a list … 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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T-27: Pruning

A group of friends from my former job came and trimmed our hedge. We have a circular drive which has been bordered by a tall hedge for years. It needed trimmed. The lowest parts were chest high, maybe five feet. The … Continue reading

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Like a Ping Pong Ball

Sometimes I feel like a ping pong ball. Just when I think my direction is fixed, and I know where I am going, something happens that sends me in another direction, Just like a ping pong ball, my emotions feel … Continue reading

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Oh, the weather outside is frightful …

At ten weeks into the ABT-199 drug trial, I am glad to be home – even though the weather in Houston is much warmer than Hot Springs. It has been sleeting accompanied by freezing rain here. Temperatures have dropped from … Continue reading

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My Oscar Speech

Well … no, I haven’t received an Oscar, nor even an Oscar nomination, but if I had, here is what I would say: Thank you, thank you, thank you. This is awesome! Seven years ago, I never dreamed I would … Continue reading

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Week 1 Update

Week 1 has been relatively uneventful. I entered the hospital on Thursday to hydrate overnight. You have to love those huge bags of H2O laced with salt. I was up every hour using the plastic urinals provided for collection. I … Continue reading

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