…and failing miserably, I should add (add to the post’s title, that is). But this time it’s because of something positive, VERRRRRY positive. Our (now) eldest cat, Piccolo, is definitely feeling better. He’s not out of the woods yet, but, e.g., yesterday, while we were having lunch, he suddenly showed up in the dining room,…
So, the latest news is my son isn’t going to be going to SFSU. insert tears:( He decided that he doesn’t want to be burdened with the student loans in the amount of 25,000. We were going to be co signers on the one loan but then it turned out we were to be primary so […]
This morning shortly after sunrise I went back to Queen Elizabeth Park and stumbled upon a waterfall. I sat there for a bit, watching and listening to the water rushing down, as birds nearby chirped to one another. So soothing … Continue reading →
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This week has gone by quickly. Yesterday, we spent 3 hours looking at small ultra light rvs. We liked the Coleman again as we did last year. And we liked 2 others. Then we came home and talked about them. WE weren’t sure about the Coleman for a few reasons and we both seemed undecided. It’s […]
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With a prolific career in biotechnology, serving as CEO of two companies who worked in the treatment and diagnosis of cancer, Michael Becker knew and understood cancer. It was his job. So, when he was looking in the mirror at age 47 and saw a lump in his neck that wasn’t there the day before, he knew something was wrong. After several tests and agonizing waiting periods for results, his worst fears were confirmed – he was diagnosed with stage IV oropharyngeal (head and neck) cancer in December 2015. While initial treatment appeared successful, his cancer returned in December 2016 and he was given about a year to live.
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Ever since our beloved cat, Puzzola, died, I’ve been bursting into tears now and again for, well, really, for the dumbest things. Yesterday morning, for example, as I was preparing my cappuccino, tears began streaming down my face because I realized that I would never be giving Puzzola a pill again. That was the FIRST…
Dom will be finishing his 4th week of Chemo on Friday…. then off for an entire week.This Velcade and Revlimid have been tough on the poor guy. His blood pressure got very low, so he cut way back yesterday.Needless to say, heads exploded at the …
OK…this is getting real! Until the last few weeks, life has been normal…well somewhat normal. My reflection in the mirror, mostly unchanged and my positive attitude unwavering! My cancer has been a motivator of positive changes and has lingered in the background of a full and rich life. Yes, I tire easier, my feet hurt… Continue reading Big Day
Stefano and I had Puzzola put to sleep this morning at the vet hospital. There was nothing more we or the vets could do… We were with her almost until the end, until the vet told us to leave (the final stage can be hard to watch)… So…my sweet girl is gone. P.S. Even though…
Well, my son did the flea market yesterday and even with 100+ temperatures, he made over $200 for his college fund. So a lot of the vintage stuff I gave him sold quickly and some antique stuff. Nothing too remarkable but it’s gone and he got a little money. So I’m very pleased. By 12 […]