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Discoordinated care

Let me just get it out of the way right now. I’m not happy with my care team today. In addition to having melanoma, and diabetes, and lately colitis, I’ve started having another issue. As you might recall from my … Continue reading

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Stop the Ride. We Wanna Get Off!

I never liked rollercoasters yet I went on them many times and each time I tried to like them. Maybe it was for the adventure or maybe to show myself they really were as fun as people I knew had … Continue reading

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That sinking feeling

As expected, it looks like I do have colitis and I am getting kicked off of Nivolumab treatment. The image on the left here represents my somewhat mixed thoughts. On the one hand, I feel like I have had my … Continue reading

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Why Ask Why

This post is more of a rant than anything else. I just need to get some stuff out and by writing it I’m hoping I will help get it off my chest. Also, if anyone else, who feels similar, happens … Continue reading

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Prednisolone, diabetes, and more crap

Well, I got the test results back from last weekend’s fecal adventures. Turns out that it’s not bacterial and its not a parasite, but I am positive for leukocytes. Without a CT scan or colonoscopy, it’s not 100% positive, but … Continue reading

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A shitty week

Warning: the following post contains references to poop, poop, and more poop. That’s just the kind of week that it was. I usually try to keep my posts here on the lighter side because I try to stay positive, and […] Continue reading

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Genuine Empathy

I have a lot of respect for people within the medical community who have knowledge and expertise in their field; however, there is something else that I believe is quite valuable to patients. That is genuine empathy. I have worked … Continue reading

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Birds of a feather

When life hands you melanoma, add chickens. Well, at least that’s we did this week. We’ve talked about “homesteading” for a while. For us city slickers, homesteading has mostly meant shopping the organic food aisle in the supermarket and going … Continue reading

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Support

I went to a melanoma support group meeting tonight with Rich. We have been trying to go since he was diagnosed but something always seemed to come up on that one day a month. Maybe I should have waited to … Continue reading

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A profile of courage

Cowardly Lion:Courage. What makes a King out of a slave? Courage.What makes the flag on the mast to wave? Courage.What makes the elephant charge his tusk in the misty mist or the dusky dusk?What makes the muskrat guard his musk? … Continue reading

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