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“Who decides how many treatments a patient needs?” I asked Dr. G in our weekly meeting. He had told me early on that my series would include 28 of one kind of “dose” and five of another. But
… finish reading Doc Day #6
I must confess my energy level is no longer what I’d describe as “perky.” It’s true I haven’t experienced the harsher side effects that were described in all the literature about radiation for breast cancer. But I feel
… finish reading Get Back to Work
Earl and I often pass the winter days doing jigsaw puzzles; they play to our strengths.
By that, I mean we each have our own way of seeing things: politics, religion, philanthropy. In fact, if you know what
… finish reading It’s a Puzzle
I don’t know what’s magic about the number 33, but that’s the number of radiation treatments I’m scheduled to have. According to Earl, I’ve finished 23. But according to my calculations, I have ten to go.
… finish reading Up or Down
It’s half-way through the month, and I am still monitoring the parking situation when I go for my daily dose of radiation. I won’t reveal all the details now, because I plan to share final observations at the
… finish reading Preliminary Report
Today Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day coincided. It’s the first time in over seventy years. The New York Times noted this with great hyperbole, as if you must celebrate one event by ignoring the other. I disagree. Why not celebrate
… finish reading One Day
As usual, I came armed with questions for my weekly visit with the radiation oncologist. This time, they were relevant to what’s happened since our last meeting.
There’s the rash on my right breast and chest area, as
… finish reading Doc Day #5
I haven’t mentioned Liam in a while; he’s the giant radiation machine that zaps me five days a week. I guess it’s because he’s becoming a routine part of my life and is not so unique. Which just
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Yesterday Earl and I saw “A Chorus Line” in South Bend, and today a friend and I saw “The Greatest Showman.” The first was live theatre and the second was at the local cinema. What they had in common went
… finish reading A Weekend of Dancing