Tag Archives: MD Anderson

Day +144: Not a Bed of Roses

This post was supposed to be a week 1 at home summary. Then it became a week 2 summary. It is now a week 6 summary. Have you wondered what happened to me? Well, here’s the story. I drove home … Continue reading

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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 +94: Observations

At six days until our homecoming, it is time to make some observations about what we have seen and done. Observation 1: As a recent Cancerwise poster mentioned a few days ago, we can come here expecting to see people … Continue reading

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Day +88: How do you feel?

How do you feel? My dad had a pat answer to that question. He would smile and say, “With my fingers.” We became so sick of the answer. We quit asking. Maybe that is what he wanted. Years later, after … 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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A New Cancerwise Post and Video

This Cancerwise vidoe was recorded about three weeks ago. The accompanying blog was written last week. It includes something I have never done before in a blog post. See what it is at www2.mdanderson.org/cancerwise/2014/09/a-stem-cell-transplant-patients-tips-for-recovery.html HINT: it sorta rhymes

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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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