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Taking matters into my own hands
Wednesday, September 23, 2020      0 comments

I probably let things get to me too much, but I have very little tolerance for being treated badly, especially by doctors and their staffs. Last week, when I had a skin cancer taken out, and got stitched up, I was told to come back in a w... Read more
Mohs Surgery
Friday, September 18, 2020      8 comments

I had this tiny skin cancer on my forehead. Not a good place to have it, because of the possibility of scarring. My dermatologist had biopsied it back in January, and was mildly upset at me for not having had it removed when he saw me in July.... Read more
MRI Results
Tuesday, September 08, 2020      6 comments

I picked up my MRI results today. Haven't spoken to the doctor yet, but that won't happen until I get the whole-body MRI done, and that probably won't be for some time, since it is going to be a huge and expensive hassle to get it done. In... Read more
Medical update
Saturday, August 29, 2020      6 comments

Tuesday I had my appointment with the oncologist who is by way of being an expert in Li-Fraumeni Syndrome. She was very nice. She told me - this was the good news - that the likelihood of my breast cancer's returning was very low, that if HER-... Read more
Seeing a Special Specialist
Thursday, August 20, 2020      9 comments

I fortuitously already have a doctor's appointment scheduled for next Tuesday with a special specialist. She is an oncologist specializing in breast cancer. But that's only part of her specialization. I already have a breast cancer-specializi... Read more
Oh, my Knee!
Thursday, August 20, 2020      6 comments

So yesterday I needed to kneel down, and found I wasn't able to without extreme pain in my right knee. Or, to be exact, pain just below and to the left of the knee, in one particular spot. Basically, if you touch it right there, I scream. ... Read more
Clothes shopping
Tuesday, August 11, 2020      7 comments

I am not big on clothes shopping. In fact, it is normally a task that ranks right up there with scrubbing the bathroom in enjoyment level. However, I had been told by a friend that Catherine's, a plus-size store, was having a going out of busi... Read more
Tire Troubles
Sunday, July 05, 2020      6 comments

So, Friday night we were invited to a friend's house for hot dogs (lots), fireworks (not very many), and fun. Said friend lives over an hour away, but it sounded like a great time, so we went. About halfway there, the 'low air in your tire' li... Read more
Hip Replacement Surgery
Friday, June 26, 2020      8 comments

I had been needing this surgery for literally years (started having pain back in 2007 and 2008), and I could hardly believe that it was finally going to happen. It was scheduled for Monday, June 22nd. I already knew that this doctor was, shall... Read more
Plane trip
Saturday, June 20, 2020      8 comments

We made it to Georgia, where I am going to have my surgery. The flights were not too bad (I hate flying!), mostly because they left all the middle seats empty, which meant more room and much quicker getting in and out of the plane. Plus, being... Read more
Final Trivia Comments and Surgery News
Thursday, June 18, 2020      9 comments

The team that beat us in the trivia tournament ended up getting second place, and the team that was in first place hung on to their lead, and won the tournament. The final match, which I watched, had very challenging questions, even more than a... Read more
Third Place
Thursday, June 18, 2020      7 comments

Well, we lost the trivia competition last night. It was pretty close, but there is no denying that we blew some fairly easy questions. I know what stock options are, but could I come up with the word 'option' when push came to shove? No, I to... Read more
Update on Trivia Tournament
Tuesday, June 16, 2020      4 comments

We had a semi-final trivia match last night. We managed to pull off a win, but it was a bit of a struggle. I don't think I contributed much at all. Henry was amazing as usual. One example - we were asked to take four historical events ... Read more
Trivia Competitions
Saturday, June 13, 2020      5 comments

One of the things that has helped to take my mind off of losing Danny, albeit briefly, has been trivia competitions. One of the professors at my daughter's alma mater has run quiz bowls and other competitions for years, and must really e... Read more
Frustrations with Discount Tire
Thursday, June 11, 2020      7 comments

I don't know why Murphy's Law seems to hit especially hard some days. Yesterday my daughter and I got up early to take all Danny's leftover school books to the book exchange the school hosts every summer. As soon as I turned the engine on, the... Read more

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