Monthly Archives: November 2014

Scattered Bits

Ann has a diagnosis now, but not a prognosis.  The diagnosis is primary mediastinal large b cell lymphoma.  It’s rare — only 2% of all lymphomas are this particular type — but it most commonly occurs in women in their … Continue reading

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A pause in things

My family always has had dogs.  I remember, as a kid of maybe 9 or 10, the feeling of hearing that Reggie, a dog who had been around longer than me, had to be put down.  She was old and … Continue reading

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More on the CT Scan

I can’t concentrate today.  I have a hard time concentrating plenty of other days too, but this is different. I get that life isn’t fair.  I get that there isn’t some guy standing around with a pencil and clipboard saying, … Continue reading

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Bad news

There were two things my sister might have had:  something called sarcoidosis, and lymphoma.  While both conditions can be serious, the sarcoidosis was the least serious of the two.  My sister even knows somebody with the condition who is continuing … Continue reading

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It’s Monday morning and my sister will get her test results back today… maybe even a prognosis.  I’m nervous.  I want to find out what she has so it is no longer a mystery, but I don’t want to be … Continue reading

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Like, Stuff, You Know?

This is by far the craziest year I have ever lived.  New baby, and moreover new baby with health problems; husband transitioning from male to female; sick dog; a frustrating masters thesis; a frustrating job hunt.  And last night I … Continue reading

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