Posted in April 2013


So after 217 days, my trusty little PICC line finally came out of my body last week.  It served me well, especially for my 90 days in the hospital, sparing me needle pokes on several hundred occasions, both for transfusions and for blood draws.  It even delivered my brother’s life saving super duper bone marrow … Continue reading

Cha Cha Cha Chia

————————————————————————————————————————————————— Cha Cha Cha Chia!  (Did you notice the letter that was coincidentally (or not) assigned to the last pic? 🙂 UPDATE:  Todd and I drove once more to City of Hope today for my weekly blood test, PICC dressing change, and check up with Dr. F.  Because IHFATEOML – I Have Footballs At The … Continue reading

Who Gives a Flying F*@k?

Who gives a flying f*@k?  I’ll tell you who gives a flying f*@k:  Marvin Drandell gives a flying f*@k, that’s who!  Marvin, Todd’s best buddy from grade school had a flying f*@k sent to me, and I couldn’t be more ecstatic with his kind and thoughtful gesture 🙂  Don’t you want someone to give a … Continue reading

Footballs, Feasts and the Big Five-Oh

Dear Readers, I am writing to you today from a somewhat inverted position.  I am lying on the floor with my feet above my heart.  Due to several of my meds’ side effects, my feet have been blowing up beyond recognition and have become very painful to walk on, let alone fit into any shoes … Continue reading