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Some Good and Some Bad, Some Happy and Some Sad

I’ve had a few doctor appointments these past few weeks: I saw the dermatologist for my three month checkup, and for the first time in the almost three years that I’ve been seeing him, he found NOTHING that needed cryo-freezing, surgical-cutting or punch-biopsying.  And for the first time  he said we could wait FOUR months for …

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Saving a Facebook post I’d shared for MS Awareness Month

Who am I? How did I get MS? No one knows. Geography, lifestyle, genetics … infections, pollution … no one knows and so there is no ‘cure’ … just questionable meds. I’m posting this brief description of MS for March’s MS Awareness Month: Here’s the ‘maybe why’ of MS: Hyperhidrosis from age 2 through age …

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Spring Appproaches Hesitantly

It snowed all day again today, though nothing more than a dusting accumulated. This winter is stubbornly hanging on … the snow piles are shrinking faster now, and the fall debris and winter damage will soon be exposed and looking for attention. The ice dams over the front door brought down the 24 foot gutter, …

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Quick Update January 2015

Three doctor visits this week: first, the psychiatrist, who agrees that the meds are working and that I will continue with the current prescription for as long as they do. After lunch on the same day, I saw the dermatologist this past week; as usual, he found more to address. One spot on my face, …

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Realizing and Reacting, Reconciling and Reaching

The Spiritual Side of MS is a brief blog that I invite you to read before reading this entry; it caught my attention today on Facebook. In the opening paragraphs, the author refers to people who say that MS, or Parkinson’s, or other chronic debilitating disease has brought an appreciation of life to them, a better sense …

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Summer is gone, thankfully. Fall is here, and the beat goes on.

I did have an appointment with my dermatologist last month – and again this past week … At my September three month checkup/skin scan, he decided to re-biopsy my left forearm melanoma scar, which has been producing new brown spots very similar to the original innocent-looking tea-stains that turned out to be malignant melanoma. This …

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Spring has arrived, accompanied by deer ticks and other assorted perils.

Well, I don’t know what happened, but I lost the entire post I’d just typed. Poof. Gone. Maybe it was too long, too wordy. Maybe it was too iffy. I’ll recap here, in short version. (I ought to have heeded my son’s advice: always type in word first, in case it disappears.) I’ll be right …

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Coming out of Doors to Search for Spring

The vernal equinox will happen in three days.  The sun will again be due north of the equator in its annual journey across our sky ~ well, that’s not the way it happens. The science-teacher within my varied teaching repertoire would explain to students that it is Earth that journeys around the sun  changing its …

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Oops!

Well, I’ve been pretty pleased with myself recently – no surgeries for a while now on the melanoma sites. No falls on the ice this winter, either, though there has been plenty of ice to fall on. The pain in my side continues but hasn’t been any worse than a typical pain in my side …

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This one is benign ~ that’s three (though not in a row.)

Happy to say that the dermatologist’s assistant called me Monday to say that the biopsy on my “Mark of Zorro” emerging mole is just that, a mole, and benign.  Happy to have good news to share, she was. And happy to receive it, I was. Now I get to have FOUR months free of dermatology …

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