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One good thing

I had to have an echocardiogram before chemo (which will start next Tues), and the cardiologist told me my LDL (bad cholesterol) was really low. Told him I got no credit, it's all genetics, that I eat a lot of butter. He said, "Chemo isn't a time to diet--you should eat more butter!" So there's that.
Posted by cyclonefence | Fri Dec 7, 2018, 04:13 PM (6 replies)

My chemo

I've been waiting to have my chemo scheduled, and I got the call last night. They've been holding off until they could get hold of me to make sure I would pay the $1000-plus copay for each treatment. Jesus christ--over a thousand dollars copay. Each. My husband called the insurance company, and they told him not to pay until they review what was ordered, but what the hell am I supposed to do? I've had such an upbeat attitude, even after learning I have triple-negative cancer, one which is likely to recur and which has a lower survival rate than other cancers, and the fact is we can afford to pay this, but it has for some reason totally taken the wind out of my sails, and I just want to curl up and cry--not die, cry--I just want this over with.
Posted by cyclonefence | Fri Dec 7, 2018, 10:07 AM (7 replies)

Spongebob Squarepants creator dies of ALS

From the NY Times:

Stephen Hillenburg, a former marine biology teacher who created a children’s show that ballooned into an unlikely cultural phenomenon, “SpongeBob SquarePants,” died on Monday at his home in Southern California. He was 57.

Mr. Hillenburg announced last year that he had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, the neurodegenerative condition known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Nickelodeon, the channel that has been the show’s home since its premiere in May 1999, announced his death.
Posted by cyclonefence | Mon Dec 3, 2018, 06:14 AM (2 replies)
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