From Deathbed To Pre-School Graduation In 5 Days

I witnessed the strength that some talk about in utter awe when they witness the unimaginable feats that surpass the known capacity of mankind. Her sheer will and fight to live was stronger than anything I’d ever witnessed in my lifetime. Against all odds, Lea slowly began to win the battle and survive. I’d prepared … Continue reading From Deathbed To Pre-School Graduation In 5 Days

Confirmation That We’re All Just Dollars And Cents…Mostly Cents

Lea was admitted in June some time, maybe a month or so after the PleurX catheter had been placed. She had been having issues with pain and asked to be prescribed medical marijuana because she didn’t want to take or rely solely on opioids. Her oncologist had her on Morphine but Lea didn’t like how … Continue reading Confirmation That We’re All Just Dollars And Cents…Mostly Cents

What Careening Down Mount Everest, Both Ways, In A Wagon With No Brakes And No Steering Looks Like

Once radiation was complete, Lea was to continue taking her Afatinib as prescribed. She had to stop prior to and throughout her radiation treatments but had managed to find 2 interesting studies on drug holidays. Both were very small studies with very few people (maybe 14 in one and 22 in the other…not entirely certain). … Continue reading What Careening Down Mount Everest, Both Ways, In A Wagon With No Brakes And No Steering Looks Like

Radiation Treatments, Research, Alternative Medicine And Having An Automaton For An Oncologist

As I watched her drink olive oil from the one cup measuring cup, I attempted to rein in my gag reflex. This could be considered bona fide torture. I could only imagine how fast that was going to rip through her intestinal tract before making a swanky appearance within moments. As Lea put it, she … Continue reading Radiation Treatments, Research, Alternative Medicine And Having An Automaton For An Oncologist