Category Archives: Medical

Went well

Apparently, he was the first patient on the schedule this morning and we were back home by close to 0900.  I happily crawled back into my stitching area and George went to “watch” the European Championships from the comfort of … Continue reading

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Cycle 5

Says it all. This is 5/6. I am back at the SFVA this morning. I had enough sense this time to get my port accessed and blood drawn prior to seeing my oncologist. So I was able to finish early … Continue reading

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Obviously better today

Since I don’t think anything could have topped yesterday. Wait! Shouldn’t superstition then hit me with the one thing that could have been worse? I mean – there were no accidents, much less fatalities on the drive home. The motorcyclists … Continue reading

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Longer than I planned.

Today is (was) Wednesday. I had an 0900 appointment at the SFVA. Since traffic going into San Francisco totally and completely sucks, I drive in early. You have already read my rant back a few months about the change in … Continue reading

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Round 2

of six scheduled.  I keep thinking – escape in August.  Meanwhile, it is once to twice a month across the bay, the Bay Bridge, and SF traffic to spend most of the day literally hanging out in the Infusion Center. … Continue reading

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Early morning

and apparently the metering lights now go on before 0600 on the Bay Bridge. Which means that the backup starts even earlier. At least I had my latte from Peet’s while crawling along with the traffic. Once I had cleared … Continue reading

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It looks benign

This capsule that I get to take once a day for 21 days. Then I get a break for 7 days and then I get to do it again. The plan is X6 at this point. there are a ton … Continue reading

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Another trip

Into San Francisco early this morning. Making my usual stop at Peet’s just before they opened I still managed to get caught in the lane control lights at the Bay Bridge Toll Plaza. After that point, the traffic was reasonably … Continue reading

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Lost day

AKA – more time spent on public transport than anything else…. Normally, when I have an appointment at the SFVA, since the pandemic, I have just taken to driving over extremely early, sitting in the car and knitting, then appointments, … Continue reading

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Broomstick Lace

Back in my old University of Minnesota days I managed to keep myself awake in some of the classes which had “class notes” by working on afghans. This was especially important for those 1300 in the afternoon (right after lunch) … Continue reading

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Do the eyes have it?

It was not particularly fun to be woken up at 0300 with serious pain in my right eye. Literally eye watering pain. This is not what happened with my left eye, and it was neither expected or desired. Over the … Continue reading

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Two left feet

That is literally what I had in my hand as I headed for the door early this morning. Or rather – two left sandals. Since, obviously that was not what I intended it caused yet another trip up the stairs … Continue reading

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Eyes painfully open

Ah yes, an early drive to SFVA followed by waiting followed by getting my eyes dilated. Again. Other than the fact that it is not fun having a blinding light shone in one’s eyes while tears run down your face.. … Continue reading

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Summer Cat

Thinking back to earlier this week – I guess I really don’t notice my eyes. They are just there. My glasses are on/off my face depending on what I am doing and which method seems to get the best result. … Continue reading

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Not particularly

much fun at all. Admittedly, it wasn’t exactly a poke in the eye with a pointy stick. More like a series of something or other under just enough sedation that I didn’t run screaming from the operating theatre. Cataract surgery, … Continue reading

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A call

As I mentioned (I think I did….) that I was seen in the cataract clinic yesterday. After going through the testing and jumping various hurdles, I was told that the surgery schedulers would call me and arrange surgery date/s sometime … Continue reading

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All the excuses

Over the years, I have lost track of just about everyone with whom I attended various schools, courses, and universities. That is, with the exception of Carmen who I have known for just about my entire adult life starting from … Continue reading

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WSC – Day 2

I missed the first portion of the conference. At least at the time it was offered. There is something about a meeting starting at 0900 Geneva Time (Central European, DST) which is beyond me. My clock was happy to remind … Continue reading

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WSC – Day 1

.For the 4th year in a row – The World Sepsis Conference is being held virtually – sponsored by the Global Sepsis Alliance.  According to the opening sessions, there were about 15,000 registrants from 109 countries. This leads me to … Continue reading

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Scottish Veterans

To start off with the reminder – the UK is not just England, but Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.  The Army here is based on the regimental system (and I am sure that Beverly, David, and a few others will … Continue reading

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