Category Archives: Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis

Tick, Tick, Tick….

Hear that? The sound of nothingness. Not silence… You sure can’t call the air conditioning unit in here silent. Three days post-surgery and Penny’s hacking cough is a little less frequent, courtesy of cough medicine (thankfully supplied in handy pill … Continue reading

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I Stand By My Previous Statement…

Because the cardiologist was pretty confident breathing difficulties would mess up my cardiac stress test, and that would yield less than reliable output, I had to do that injectable crap. Now, it was short lived, but massively unpleasant. The cardiopulmonary … Continue reading

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Small Favors

Penny has been taking her synthetic thyroid stuff for nearly a week now… Lemme tell ya. Monster, our gnarly old peke, shown here, being himself: Monster also had a thyroid issue (again, not the bug eyes) that came on at … Continue reading

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Inner Panoramic Cameras

I think the only reason I’d go into medicine is because they do have some awesome tech toys. Sometimes awesome in their high techniness, sometimes awesome in their simplicity. I did the cardiac stress testing thing yesterday. It was expected … Continue reading

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Well, Phew

I may feel like absolute poop on a stick (there’s an image fer ya) but at least, for now, it seems I have dodged riding an exercise bike with a wire in my heart. I hate to be one to … Continue reading

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I Heart Cardiologists (Get it?)

Well, come on, one did save my dad, now. How can I not heart them? I spoke with my sweet GP on Saturday and decided I would go see the local cardiologist guy. As I said to her, “I suppose … Continue reading

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What We Have Here Is A Failure to Communicate

Some medical terminology is so awesome. I like immune system derangement. I like when something that is absolutely life threatening is described as “inappropriate.” I also like the fact that heart chambers and lungs actually exhibit diplomacy skills insomuch as … Continue reading

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The Grind

Okay, while browser crashing is far less frequent with my 32bit Ubuntu install, it does not use my RAM in the same efficiently awesome manner the 64bit version did, so I tend to find my photo editor crashes a freakin’ … Continue reading

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All Right, Let’s Give This an Updating Sort of Go

I still don’t trust my browser. But I trust it more now. Cough. Okay, because I know I left everyone out of the loop, really, and because I know that sometimes it’s better if I say it and then it’s … Continue reading

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A Brief Note to the People at Dana Farber

For a couple reasons (mostly technical) I am keeping this short, but I want to say I will be eternally grateful for the peeps I’ve encountered at DFCI this past year. Doctors hear hoofbeats, it is said, and are told … Continue reading

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