medical

Blood, Boston and Baseball

Yesterday as I was picking up the living room (which is code for I was sitting in the comfy chair, playing a game on my phone and strategizing the pick up in my head), Todd came in from the garage, holding a ginormous wad of paper towels around his hand and said, “I may need…

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Cutting It Close

Nothing like waiting until the very last minute. You know, my whole “I must write at least one post in a calendar month” thing. I have six hours and 16 minutes left in October so I need to write something stat! So let’s just play a little game I like to call Holy Random Stories…

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I Need Therapy

I know what you’re thinking. I can almost hear it. “Yes, Jenster, we know. We’ve been saying you need therapy for a very long time.” Well it’s not THAT kind of therapy I’m talking about. I saw the doctor yesterday and it turns out I have only a slight medial meniscal tear. I also have…

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MRI Lullaby

Remember how last time I had tried to trick the nurse into writing a script for Percocet? Well either I totally threw her off her game or she was just mean and wrote the script – which was for the MRI and not medication at all – for my RIGHT knee instead of the left.…

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Lameless… or Less Lame

I know you probably haven’t been sleeping well, wondering what’s going on with my knee so I’ll tell you. Todd drove me to my appointment where I first saw the Physician’s Assistant. She pushed and pulled and I didn’t hit her. Surely I should get some points for that. I limped across the hall for…

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Lame-O

I am lame. I’m not kidding. I really am lame. I’ve been ignoring the pain and stiffness in my left knee for a couple of years little while now, thinking I just needed to work it out. Today I worked it out. I worked it out as I was turning a corner at the preschool.…

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Let’s Do This!

You see, it’s like this. Todd and I have been talking about getting healthy for a while. Last year I did Weight Watchers for a bit and was fairly successful for the time I was actually on the plan. Once I fell off the wagon, however, I just laid there and watched it roll away.…

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Same Chapter…

…Different Take This past Wednesday was just another routine oncology appointment. Into the exam room walked a very dapper White Russian. I’ve only ever seen him in his white coat, but the other day he sported a yellow v-neck sweater, a navy and white checked shirt and a yellow tie with stripes in various shades…

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The Next Chapter

I am staring at a new chapter of the cancer chronicles. It’s not a bad chapter, precisely, but it has me feeling a little uncomfortable. Or maybe restless. Or maybe I just don’t know what it is I’m feeling. Next week I see my oncologist for my last biannual appointment. That is a great thing.…

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NoThanks – Day Thirteen

I’m thankful for access to medicines. I had plans for this evening. Plans that included a little housework and a lot of blogging. Instead I came home from work about 15 minutes early with an excruciating headache. The kind of headache that required medicinal intervention and a rest in the bed for 45 minutes or…

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