Posts made in June, 2014

My Wobbly Bicycle, 74

Posted by on Jun 18, 2014 in Archive | 7 comments

My Wobbly Bicycle, 74

Four things: One: I will not sneer at Facebook any more. There are at this point 252 “likes” since I reported that my one-year scan had come back clean. I read all the comments. Uncharacteristically for me, I went through the entire list of “likes,” slowly, picturing the people I know, or barely know, and imagining the ones I didn’t. They checked “like.” How do they know of me? Or do they randomly check “like” on anything that seems remotely pleasing? Not important. Important is the heightened awareness the “likes” give me of the community, our community of humans who...

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My Wobbly Bicycle, 73

Posted by on Jun 4, 2014 in Archive | 20 comments

My Wobbly Bicycle, 73

This post is about medicine. About what can be remedied, what can’t. A year’s gone by since my chemo ended. I’d hoped by now the body would be cranked up again to close to its old tune, but no, it’s “Moon River” all the time. Never “Whole Lotta Shakin’….” Okay, sorry, that was lame. But isn’t Audrey Hepburn cute? Yesterday morning I had an impressive quantity of blood drawn. Multiple tests—a nutritional evaluation for my new consulting doctor plus a kidney function test for my oncologist.  Then in the afternoon I drank huge cups of barium solution and showed up at...

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