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Day +4950: Those were the days, my friend…

Thursday, September 23rd, 2021

“….We thought they’d never end We’d sing and dance forever and a day We’d live the life we choose We’d fight and never lose Those were the days…” In the world of the atomic clock, time is precise to the point of determining leap seconds to keep the electronic world synchronized with a tired earth […]

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Day +3945: Well, it’s alright, if you live the life you please…

Saturday, September 18th, 2021

“Well, it’s alright, doin’ the best you can…” So, for Saturday morning fun we went to Hopkins today. Rounds complete, the battery of 15 shots of chemo for the week is done. Nausea, spams, and general pain complicate everything. Hopkins on a weekend is a bit apocalyptic. Empty. Dead. A tad spooky kinda in line […]

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Day +3936: And drill, ye tarriers, drill

Thursday, September 9th, 2021

” And blast, and fire.” 11:30 Karen is trying to rest after her early morning run to Johns Hopkins for blood work and the bone marrow biopsy. 07:05 – Blood counts were depressed a little more, which in itself is depressing. They used Ultrasound to find a ‘good’ vein. Details later. 07:30ish – Although she did […]

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Day +3927: Did you ever have to make up your mind?

Tuesday, August 31st, 2021

“… And pick up on one and leave the other behind? It’s not often easy and not often kind. Did you ever have to make up your mind?…” So, let’s go with the blunt approach – since the last post in May, Karen’s platelets counts have been on a Kamikaze dive from the high above […]

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Laura’s Day +0: If I had ever been here before I would probably know just what to do…

Thursday, May 6th, 2021

. “…Don’t you?…” 5/6/2021: The question is rhetorical. No. Parallel lines converge in the infinity universe. Yes. Change is a fickle beast. Maybe. Well, let’s try to go were no woman has gone before. Argh. My introduction is as interesting as screaming and arguing with the boulder in front yard seeking to extract the meaning […]

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