Posts Tagged ‘experience’

I’ve been meaning to do this post since I got out of the hospital after my neck dissection in May- but haven’t managed to find a good time… well y’all, here it is! For those of you going in for a neck dissection I have a packing list of things you absolutely need to bring […]


Well hello there from Heidelberg! Sorry for the lack of recent updates– I’ve been trying to settle in, dealing with german bureaucracy, celebrating holidays, starting a new job, and adjusting to the time change. Here’s my thyroid cancer update: Here, just to fill you all in: I went to the ENT surgeon before I left […]


I can’t even begin to explain how furious I am with UPMC’s idiotic and disorganized endocrine group!  Last Thursday I called the office explaining that I needed to have labs done before the weekend and that I would like to do them at the hospital near me, and I asked if they would fax them […]


Well, there is some legitimate stress in my life right now, but I’m going to attribute the excruciating headaches, sensitivity to comments/situations, and dry skin to becoming hypothyroid… which I am not happy about at all.  I don’t mean to be harsh, but I feel like shit and I’m quite down.  I found myself breaking […]


Well, there’s not much new on my side… just been working a bit, preparing for my return to Heidelberg (yay!) on December 11th!  I am trying to collect pieces of Pittsburgh and of things that make me feel at home as well as things from my friends to bring back with me. I have a […]



Well, sorry I’ve abandoned the blog for a few days– last Thursday night after I came home I snuggled into my bed, pulled the laptop on to the covers and felt an excruciating pain in my jaw.  My right submandibular salivary gland was huge and painful and pressing both on my jaw and on the […]


Please excuse the babbling, I got a bit carried away.  I also managed to cut my video off way too soon.  I’ll post a better one tomorrow, perhaps.  Oh well.  You should at least get a general idea from this video.


PICCmittens

02Nov09

I’m out of isolation and have a nasty metallic taste in my mouth– it’s as if I am sucking on a slowly dissolving quarter.  Disgusting. I’m also quite queasy.  Perhaps they go hand in hand. Total body scan tomorrow… wish me luck. Well, I was given some Xmittens to improve my PICC situation- and man, […]


Well, I’m now able to go off of my low iodine diet and eat the things I’ve been lusting after for weeks… Mineo’s Pizza, Dozen Cupcakes Cupcakes and other goodies. A friend dropped some new movies off for me– some great Israeli hits! In other news, I am still radioactive– still have a PICC.  Almost […]