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Uh oh. I was admitted in to the hospital today

8:22pm. Friday August 22nd 2014. 

How I’m feeling: I’m OK. My stomach is grumbling. I’ve only had a couple of tablespoons of babyfood today so I know I should eat – but I really don’t have an appetite right now.  3,391 more words


Sent home 8-20-14

Quick note to say I was released from the hospital this evening. My platelets are responding too slowly for the round of chemo due to begin yesterday/today. 27 more words


I Give, Therefore I Am

“For it is in giving that we receive.” ― St. Francis of Assisi

Every two weeks I go to my local blood bank for two hours and donate platelets and whole blood, and sometimes plasma – I sit there and read a few articles of interest; look at my media for my growing business – that doesn’t take too long, honestly; and text my wife a response to a honey-do-list that continues to grow each day, as I didn’t finish last weeks list! 281 more words

Good News !!!

Below is a copy of an email that I sent out yesterday to friends and family, but I wanted to share this wonderful news with the friends that I have made through this blog. 290 more words

Why College Hates Me

“You should write a book: The Girl that College Hated” 

This was a conversation my mom and I had the other day.  Four years ago, when I had first graduated high school and applied to a college and was accepted and was given a substantial scholarship, life seemed to be moving in the right direction.   554 more words


The Struggle

I can just feel my platelet count dropping. The ache in my eyes and pain all across my forehead into my temples that hasn’t left in three days. 115 more words

Sometimes 20% Really Matters

My recent Oncology appointment discovered a slight problem.  My platelets were low, almost too low for treatment this week.  What a startling thing to hear that yet another thing is not going well.  526 more words