Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Cancer Recurrence: Surgery For Port Placement

Surgery didn't go as well as anticipated. Evidently, under sedation, I was thrashing and moving about too much and wouldn't keep my head and neck in position for him to insert the line... he had to put me completely out. Of course, I have no recollection of this, which is odd because last time I was aware and talking (although I did try to nap a few times and woke myself up snoring).  This time, all I remember is being wheeled in, looking around, and thinking it looked like a big storage room... then people yelling at me to wake up.  This caused the surgery to last longer, they had to put a tube down my throat, I was in recovery longer, and the anesthesia made me dizzy and nauseated.

I'm in a lot of pain and I can't drive on the pain meds, so I'm going to try some Nuprin or Tylenol to see if I can get away with that instead. So far this is the worst of what I've gone thru. This is worse than the bone marrow biopsy. It freakin' hurts! And it's sore, like majorly bruised sore. I feel like I was in a car wreck, or got shot, or something.

Monday, March 7, 2011

"Harry's Law"

If you're not watching this show... you're missing a darn good one!  It's a drama with humor, sarcasm, heart and she's says the stuff we all say in our heads but never out loud.  I realize it's on late for a lot of folks, but it's worth watching.  Also, they have been running it again on weekends.  I've seen it on Saturday and Sunday nights.

Harry's Law - w/Kathy Bates
Monday @ 10 PM

Also at Hulu.com: http://www.hulu.com/harrys-law

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Cancer Recurrance: New Schedule of Appts

I saw the surgeon, Dr. Eddleman, on Thursday, he doesn't do arm ports.  He said they are more prone to problems like blood clots.  I explained the debacle with the last port they TRIED to place in my chest, he wasn't sure why they tried placing it so low.  He showed me were he would place it.  He told me if I felt more comfortable with an arm port, he would refer me to someone that does it and assured me he wouldn't be offended.  After talking with him about it and with such the great surgery he did for my biopsy, I agreed to do it his way.  Granted, I'm a little nervous about doing this after the last time, and I really don't need one more scar on my chest... but I have faith in him and I trust him.

Here is my latest schedule of appointments.

MON, Mar 7
12 PM
Pre-Surgery Testing
REX Hospital

TUE, Mar 8
7:15 AM
Surgery to place Portacath
Dr. Eddleman

FRI, Mar 11
9 AM
Results & Discussion – Set up treatment
Dr. Olajide

THU, Mar 17
1 PM
Post-Surgical Checkup
Dr. Eddleman

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

A Cause For Concern: A Presidentional Dereliction Of Duty?

This should be a cause for concern for every American, this isn't a Left vs Right or Liberal vs Conservative... this is a dereliction of duty!  You don't get to pick and choose which laws to defend.  If a president fails to defend any law, then I'd say that's an impeachable offense!

From the Family Research Council

Holder Right There Obama, FRC's Got a Question...

Last week, I shared with you our concern that President Obama is ignoring his responsibilities as President and refusing to defend the Defense of Marriage Act in federal court. But what's even more troubling about the situation is how quickly litigants trying to overturn Proposition 8 in California filed a "Motion to Vacate Stay" in the Ninth Circuit after Attorney General Eric Holder announced that DOMA would be left undefended.  Within just a few hours of the DOJ's statement, Ted Olson's team filed a 23-page document that quoted from the Attorney General's letter twice.

The mainstream media may not give this "coincidence" a second thought, but to FRC, this lightning-fast citation of the letter into a major judicial document is highly suspicious. Our concern is that the Department of Justice has been collaborating with the litigants in the Proposition 8 case behind the scenes, so FRC sent a letter to the DOJ asking for record of all correspondence between DOJ and opponents of Prop 8 in the last month. If there is a quiet partnership, the alliance would be both unethical and highly damaging to America 's rule of law.

Regardless of your political leanings, it should be obvious that a Department of Justice that collaborates with opponents of federal law to strike it down is clearly an example of a political system run amok. DOJ's job is to defend laws that Congress enacts--not help to undermine them. To read FRC's letter to the Department of Justice, click here.