Category Archives: Getting to the Point

This Little (Strobe) Light of Mine

In a valiant attempt to get my doctor’s visits on a regular follow up sort of schedule that’s staggered, so that I don’t have eight months of hanging and everything crammed into three weeks, we made a bunch of follow … Continue reading

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You Dropped the “L”

Finally had that wild ENT appointment today… Sure, maybe the place was calm while I was there, but obviously there had been some heavy partying going on. The lovely silvery lettering over the check in desk read “Department of Otolaryngo … Continue reading

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2010 Called

For the record, I am composing this sucker on my phone. So if you see silly typos, it has a lot to do with my needing to trim my thumbnails. This time (or thereabouts) last year I was walking into … 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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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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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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Oh FFS.

In the off chance you don’t know, the middle F in the title there is that particular f word. I might use those today, in print, here. I thought I’d forewarn if you’re the type who that bothers. If you … Continue reading

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