Month: July 2022

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6 Weeks Out

In six weeks I will be flying to Germany to stay with my son-in-law’s mother and celebrate #2 daughter’s wedding 2.0. I took this as an opportunity to undertake a quest. It was not a very well-defined quest. At the […]

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Health Conclusions

I feel like I’m through with all the testing, but that leaves me in a parlous position. As I understand it, the goal of the renal specialist was to identify the underlying condition damaging my kidneys so we could treat […]

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Nordkalotten

This is the Nordkalotten sweater from Wilderness Knits. I made it for #1 son in the exact yarns called for in the book. Same colors and everything. I switched out the neckline at his request. A success, I’d say.

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Sarcoidosis

I suffered a lot of anticipatory anxiety over the final test to rule out sarcoidosis. It began with a CT scan with contrast, which because of my kidney damage meant that I needed to spend six hours at the hospital […]

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Good Start

I refused the ESA treatment. People were very nice at the cancer center. They took 5 vials of blood and assured me that lots of medicines have death as a side effect. But they didn’t have a good reason to […]

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Fear

I have an appointment with a hematologist today. I think we will be discussing outpatient infusions to treat the anemia caused by my kidney damage. I’m finding this downright scary. First, let me acknowledge that my brain is mixing this […]

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4th of July 2022

We had three of our kids and all of our grandkids over for a cookout on Independence Day. This little girl made pesto, from picking the basil to mixing it all together. That was on Sunday. Monday I actually took […]