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Eeyore on Steroids: “I’d Look on the Bright Side if I Could Find it!”

I gave my usual ‘I need your best person because I’m a really hard stick’ speech to the pleasant lady checking me in for bloodwork. She was unable to locate orders which was strange as I had literally JUST walked across the hall after meeting with my doctor with clear instructions to go straight toContinue Reading “Eeyore on Steroids: “I’d Look on the Bright Side if I Could Find it!””

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Smiling Through Pain

Let’s start with the biggest news of all from my most recent Stanford appointment. This is, well… basically… HUGE! Are you sitting down? Ready?? I WAS ABLE TO SLIDE MY WEDDING RING OFF BEFORE THE PROCEDURE!!  Hah! Forgive me for all the build-up, but this is a really big deal. If you’ve followed my blogContinue Reading “Smiling Through Pain”

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Volleyball, Mudslides and Cancer

I KNOW you’re on the edge of your seats, waiting for updates about my life… or at least that’s what I like to tell myself. Well, I’ve got some! Let’s start with the basics and see how this unfolds. Volleyball. What can I say? Apparently, I am a HUGE fan. I had no idea IContinue Reading “Volleyball, Mudslides and Cancer”

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So Much Waiting

“Not one person has liked or commented on my Facebook post today,” I lamented to Eddie as we wound our way over the mountain freeway to Stanford. I had linked to my latest blog post Friday the 13th asking for prayer for my upcoming procedure and out-of-whack emotions.  Having no-one respond was clearly not encouraging, andContinue Reading “So Much Waiting”

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The Unexpected

Expectations. That’s what it boiled down to for me. It wasn’t what I expected. My doctor had set up a schedule of doing some type of follow-up every 3 months and this was the kick-off appointment. In my mind this was an easy, quick “scope thing” to take place in her office. I wasn’t worried aboutContinue Reading “The Unexpected”

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Mexican Food

My doctor had ordered an ultrasound as the next test following the CT scan, to collect more information. In medical terms, it is a sigmoidoscopy, which is a fancy way of saying rectal ultrasound. Now you understand why I am choosing to simply say… ultrasound. This particular test had to be done at Stanford andContinue Reading “Mexican Food”