Category Archives: Cancer

Day to day activities are immensely time-consuming, but vital

We’re now on the 5th post-radiation day, and today was the first day Peter has emerged from the house.   He had labs at Duke in preparation for tomorrow’s appointment with Dan George (oncologist).   It’s times like this when I realize … Continue reading

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Back to ‘normal’ and I continue to be thrilled with Duke Cancer Center, and Duke in general

Radiation 2 was completed on Thursday, January 24.  When Peter completed Radiation 1 at UCLA he was given a certificate for showing courage, perseverance, and dignity.   Duke doesn’t do that (hooray!), but the radiation techs indulge in hugs and farewells, … Continue reading

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Talk to everyone, ask any question, read everything, evaluate for yourself, and be a pain in general

Despite all my high-flung words, I’m as guilty as anyone when it comes to accepting things and jumping to conclusions.  For example, Peter’s undergoing focused radiation for the second time.  This time, I had thought the emphasis was still on … Continue reading

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Stories in the night

There’s a commonality of experience in a hospital which is extraordinarily comforting, in a strange sort of way.     Peter went from the ER to the oncology ward at Duke Medical Center, and I stayed there with him for 75 hours.   … Continue reading

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Things I knew all along, but now I really both know and appreciate them

And these things all come under the heading of Support.   I’m very good at looking up and finding out things – blessings on the Internet, my iPhone and such.   What I’m now starting to get to grips with is People. … Continue reading

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Another turn in the road

Here’s something to ponder:  we had our second appointment at Duke University Cancer Center yesterday (7 January 2013).   This was to find out and discuss the results of lab work and scans from 4 January 2013.   The pondering is this:  … Continue reading

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Starting a new blog

This is just a note to say that as of today, 6 January 2013, I’m starting a new blog, which will focus on the day to day aspects of dealing with a very serious disease, from the viewpoint of the … Continue reading

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