Monthly Archives: January 2011

Schleppin’

Sunday evening.  ”Schlep (also schlepp or shlep), informal.  Verb (schlepped, schlepping):  to haul or carry (something heavy or awkward) ie:  she schlepped her groceries home.” I’m officially a schlepper — if you didn’t already know this about me, now you … Continue reading

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Sushi no more.

Saturday afternoon.  Spending the afternoon at NYUCC isn’t so bad when we are all three together, watching college basketball and golf on TV.  It’s actually quite fun to watch golf with all that beautiful green grass — the tournament is … Continue reading

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Same song…..

Wednesday night.  One of my favorite tunes:  The Four Tops’ “It’s the Same Old Song.” Rob had the same difficulty this morning — too much nausea to feel like getting out of bed, and when he did, it came upon … Continue reading

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Trust.

Tuesday night.  Whew — it has been a rather rough day, chemo-wise.  Rob’s body is not happy with him for allowing the chemo to be administered again!  He and I were planning to go into the cancer center early.  Today … Continue reading

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Lasers and platinum.

Monday night.  It’s an important thing for the caregiver to take steps to stay afloat — so this morning, notwithstanding the 8-degree weather, I walked several blocks to my follow-up eye doctor appointment.  As it turned out upon examination, my … Continue reading

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It is well…..

Sunday night.  ~~~ Happy Birthday to Ellen ~~~ Today we went to church.  It’s been several weeks since we’ve been able to go, and it felt so good, so comforting to be there.  We know no one there at this … Continue reading

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More Info.

I’ve cut and pasted some info here which may be of interest. Synovial sarcoma refers to a rare soft tissue sarcoma, or cancer, that occurs mainly in young adults. Generally, soft tissue sarcomas occur in muscles, fibrous tissue, and fat. … Continue reading

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More time, more chemo.

Thursday night.  Some days are more memorable than others.  Today we headed out with much anticipation to consult with another orthopedic oncologist; he is affiliated with Mt. Sinai Medical Center.  He spent an impressive amount of time with us, explaining … Continue reading

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Anticipation.

Wednesday night. We are preparing to see another orthopedic oncologist in the morning. It’s hard to concentrate or think of much else. Sometimes it feels like there is that elephant in the room, but he is really just rambling around … Continue reading

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Fear and courage.

Tuesday.  It’s 1/18 — Happy birthday, Lena!  (and happy birthday yesterday, Robley!) Rain in New York makes it much more difficult to run errands that need to be done.  We need some grocery items, but I’ve been reticent to go … Continue reading

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Home sweet home.

Friday.  We are back in NY now, after having had informative medical meetings on both Wednesday and Thursday with two highly recommended oncological orthopedic surgeons in Boston.  Next week, we will have two more meetings here in New York, and … Continue reading

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Expecting snow.

Tuesday night.  Today is 1/11/11! Happy birthday, Laura! This afternoon, we drove north — to Boston — trying to stay ahead of the snow, which is expected to fall in copious amounts.  The thing about having expectations is that it … Continue reading

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Security.

Sunday night.  Rob has now been isolated in his hospital room (no roommates, kind of nice) since Wednesday night, or rather, the wee hours of Thursday morning.  I think it was 4:30 am.  He’s been on two different antibiotics to … Continue reading

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Praying boldly.

Friday night.  Rob is back on the 16th floor of NYU Medical Center, where his first round of chemo got started.  He was an inpatient there for ten days in early November.  Now that he’s back there, it feels almost … Continue reading

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The waiting game.

Wednesday night.  Tonight we have had all sorts of excitement, but instead of just jumping in, I’ll try to start at the beginning. We were not early getting over to the NYU Cancer Center this morning — Rob has been … Continue reading

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Fireworks and fleas.

Sunday.  It’s 2011 — Happy New Year!  Being in New York City for New Year’s Eve provides a certain sense of excitement and expectation.  Just walking the streets and visiting the local grocery store and wine store gave off “vibes” … Continue reading

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