Do not be afraid

I had my regular check-up with my oncologist yesterday. I have these every three months, and they basically consist of blood tests, a chat and a physical exam, checking lymph nodes, etc. It is now a year and a half since I finished treatment, and at every checkup I get a reassuring, "everything looks good,"... Continue Reading →

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It’s so good to be loved

I had the most interesting experience this week. I passed out in my house and had to be taken to the hospital by ambulance. I'd been to the zoo that day, with my daughter, my son and his wife, and my two grandchildren. All day I'd felt kind of weak in the knees and shaky,... Continue Reading →

How to survive an MRI

Let me assure you, I have¬†extreme claustrophobia. I have had claustrophobic panic attacks driving into an underground parking garage. I have to practice deep breathing exercises to get through some of the line for Indiana Jones at Disneyland. Airplanes are decidedly outside my comfort zone, and the back seat of a two-door car is simply... Continue Reading →

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