Monthly Archives: March 2018

A cry from the depths

Tweet It’s 4:00 a.m. and I’ve been awake for an hour in a pool of sweat, my cheeks red and flushed from the prednisone, my bald head dripping sweat onto clean, white sheets. My chest hurts and I’m coughing up … Continue reading

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Pink Slippers & Phase II

Tweet As a child, my parents used to buy us shoes twice a year – before Rosh Hashanah and before Pesach. Early one Sunday morning, we would all pile into my Dad’s red Oldsmobile and drive over the Williamsburg Bridge, … Continue reading

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Catnapping and Cancer

Tweet Yesterday was a beautiful day here in Israel, the sun was shining nice and strong, the flowers are blooming meaning allergy season is in full force, and the temperature is climbing! I had severe #FOMO for all my friends … Continue reading

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Mona Lisa’s Eyebrows

Tweet Did you know that the Mona Lisa has no eyebrows or eyelashes? Gaby’s Aunt told me that during her lovely visit yesterday and I couldn’t stop thinking about it. So this morning, I decided to take a look at … Continue reading

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Mondays at Shaare Tzedek

Tweet It’s Monday, six days post RCHOP #5 and I’m alone in Dr. Ashkenazi’s office at Shaare Tzedek Medical Center. I’m exhausted and haven’t slept in six days. The neupogen shot coupled with the prednisone on Friday caused tremendous pain … Continue reading

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3:00 a.m.

Tweet 3:00 a.m. – This is when it gets hard. When I wake up at 3:00 a.m. after a full day of prednisone speed like behavior and I can’t fall back asleep. I blame my bladder and the night sweats. … Continue reading

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Treatment #5

Tweet Thank g-d, we had a wonderful Purim this year. I started a Purim blog post but then decided to bake hamentaschen with the kids. I hope to finish it up a little bit later. Highlights included Sivan’s 7th birthday … Continue reading

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