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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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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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