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The "Lump" is indeed cancer
Thursday, January 07, 2010      12 comments

Well, my doctor just called with the results from the biopsy. Cancer. I'm really not surprised given that my mom and her mom both fought breast cancer. They were quite a bit older when they were diagnosed, however, my grandmother in he... Read more
Found a lump. (Updated 1/5/10; 8:42 pm)
Tuesday, January 05, 2010      8 comments

Wish I could say it was a lump of coal for Xmas. But it wasn't. Found a lump in my left breast this past Saturday. Pretty good size. At least to me. Went to see my doctor yesterday morning (1/4/10). He asked all the right questions: D... Read more
Good things come to those who wait -- and work hard
Thursday, March 27, 2008      4 comments

I was so very excited just a few weeks ago when my blood work lab report showed an enormous drop in my HbA1c (hemoglobin glucose test over a several week period). Diabetics strive to get that number down to at least 7.0 and keep it there. ... Read more
The Wait is Over! HbA1c Test Shows Hard Work Paid Off!
Friday, March 14, 2008      10 comments

I cannot express how excited and happy I am over my progress right now! A brief background, last year this time, my HbA1c test (the blood test that shows diabetics how well their day-in-day-out control of high blood sugar over a period of... Read more
The waiting begins!
Thursday, March 13, 2008      3 comments

I'm pretty excited about my blood test results and think I will darn near explode before they come back. The technician said late tomorrow or Monday at any time, at the very earliest. So I just have to sit back and pretend it doesn't mean anythi... Read more
Tomorrow is another day
Wednesday, March 12, 2008      3 comments

So, how many clichés and motivationals can we cram into one blog? I dunno. I guess they're clichés because they actually do mean something. Yes, we need to take baby steps; yes, we need to take one day at a time; yes, when we stumble, we just du... Read more
Trip to the Doctor yields pleasant surprise
Friday, December 07, 2007      7 comments

This morning was my diabetes follow-up that I do every six to eight weeks or so. Get all the vitals done and a new HbA1c. My last HbA1c was 8.7. Not good. But better than the high of 9.3 earlier in the year. I was actually looking forward t... Read more
Baby Steps
Wednesday, November 14, 2007      3 comments

I'm not really sure how to do this "blog" thing. I'm a writer by trade, well, I USED to be a writer. I retired about 3 years ago. Now I have a very difficult time just hammering out even the simplest emails. Like right now, right in the middle o... Read more

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