Category Archives: DLBCL

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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Cancer and Taharat HaMishpacha (Jewish Family Purity Laws)

Tweet Its been almost two weeks since we got the wonderful news that thank g-d treatment is working. It took a long time for me to process that information. Primarily, because I’m still processing my diagnosis. There are days when … Continue reading

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The Pub

Tweet He walked belly first through the sliding glass doors, leather jacket unzipped and motorcycle helmet tucked underneath one arm. We were the only ones in the waiting room and he casually nodded in our direction. I didn’t recognize him … Continue reading

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40 Minutes

Tweet “The test will take 40 minutes today,” said the young, frum MRI technician as he pulled off the face mask and placed a pillow at the head of the machine. “You’ll be much more comfortable this time,” he continued, … Continue reading

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Home

Tweet Happy Erev Shabbat from my bed in Jerusalem! I’m home, thank g-d, after spending two days post round three of RCHOP resting at my parents apartment. It was an unexpected couple of days out of the house that was … Continue reading

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Cancer and Cannabis

Tweet Happy Tuesday! I was finished by Noon at Shaare Tzedek today, so I thought I would take advantage of the time and update my blog. Thank g-d, I am feeling physically good and I’m in really good spirits.  We … Continue reading

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Everest

Tweet Dostrovsky street is my Everest. It’s a very steep hill that connects Efrata street with Shalom Yehuda in my quaint little Jerusalem neighborhood, and named after award-winning scientist Israel Dostrovsky. Before we had a second car, and I used … Continue reading

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Shadows

Tweet It was Midnight the first time I came face to face with my new shadow. I had just finished working and was making my way to the light switch in the living room, when I noticed my shadow above … Continue reading

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