Monthly Archives: February 2013

Another setback in the difficult journey through cancer

It’s been a tumultuous couple of weeks.   We had a visit from Peter’s sister Pam, from Port Elizabeth, South Africa (on the Eastern Cape for those who can’t pinpoint PE).   We were planning to have her write a … Continue reading

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Digging around laws, insurance providers, etc., gives some interesting information

I came across a blog by an oncologist discussing the cost of Abiraterone (a chemo drug which Peter had, but which failed after 4 months).  A patient of his had an enormous copay for the drug, something like $2300/month.    I’m … Continue reading

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Another lesson learned

It seems there’s an unending amount of learning to do when dealing with a very serious disease.   Although we’ve been trying hard to stuff Peter with calories, and he’s more or less maintaining his weight, he’s become quite dehydrated.  This … Continue reading

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We’re into the slough of slogging through side effects or disease symptoms

I’ve said this before – it’s harder to deal with the day to day of living with someone with a very serious disease than it is to deal with a crisis.   We’ve had more than our share of crises, … Continue reading

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