Tag Archives: transplant

housekeeping: part 2

My most popular post last year was the housekeeping post I wrote in October 2011 to explain my diagnosis in further detail. This post, as well as my About page and Updates page, were getting a little out-of-date. So I … Continue reading

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talking to doctors

I went to see a different primary care doctor yesterday than my usual. I was prepared to give him my cancer elevator speech, but he came in, said, “Hi, I’m Dr. So and So. I just reviewed your medical history … Continue reading

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urgency

I’ve had this post called urgency in my head for a few weeks now. I guess I lacked the urgency to actually put it down on the page. Urgency has been a theme over my past few weeks. Now that … Continue reading

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second opinions

It was a little scary but strangely refreshing yesterday to find myself at a different medical center in a different part of the city. In a year and a half I haven’t yet sought any second opinions. Now, with the … Continue reading

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evaluating a transplant

Today, Day 1 of my liver transplant evaluation, was quite a day. I was poked–4 times. Prodded–by 3 doctors. I purged every question I could think of, and 22 vials of blood, and every single drop of carbon dioxide I … Continue reading

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crazy sexy options

I watched the young-adult-cancer documentary last night and I must admit that I got a little sucked in. As you know, I don’t get easily sucked in by answers for wellness or alternative cures or really by anything that has … Continue reading

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