Today hasn’t started off very well. Last night was of those hospital nights where sleep just wasn’t destined to happen. It wasn’t for lack of preparation. We knew we would be up early as B was supposed to be taken down for dialysis at 6am, so I got the diffuser going at 9 with sacred… Read More Ramblings & Gratitude
One of the books I’ve read on our cancer “journey” is Anticancer by David Servan-Schreiber. This book was published in 2007 and became a best seller. Dr. Servan-Schreiber was a research psychiatrist, neuroscientist, and author when he found out that he had a brain tumor at age 31. Anticancer was the result of his research and belief… Read More Thoughts on East vs. West
One of the many things post transplant patients face is a new way of looking at food. The saying “eat to live, not live to eat” most definitely applies. Not only is a transplant patient fighting new baby-like taste buds, he is also still dealing with the harsh chemo side effects which leave nausea, diarrhea,… Read More Two recipes-one for him and one for me….post transplant
I’m angry! Ok, I said it. I’m not one to be angry, and just the fact that I AM angry is exacerbating my anger! Anger doesn’t describe my normal demeanor at all. I’m an optimistic, glass 1/2 full, everything’s gonna be alright kind of gal, and I LIKE that about me! So, I don’t… Read More I’m Angry!
You know that feeling when you’re so excited about your husband coming home from the hospital after his stem cell transplant, but when it actually happens you are worried about all the new things YOU need to think about like his meds, eating, drinking, maintaining electrolytes, germs, bloodcounts and GVHD, and you also know that… Read More Getting used to a new “new normal”