Monthly Archives: July, 2012

Herceptin #9/14

Together with my last infusion appointment in mid-June, Thursday’s Herceptin appointment bookended three weeks of fun in the Texas sun.  I generally eschew scorching summertime travel in the Lone Star State, but due to unforeseen complications last year described at length in this blog, we have been unable to travel back ‘home’ for an extended …

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Oncology Visit

I went in for a regular check-up with Dr. Semien today and took the opportunity to touch base with her on some of my current concerns. 1)  Facial mole —  I accidentally scratched my ‘beauty mark’ a few weeks ago and have been impatiently waiting for it to return to normal color, size, etc.  It …

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Tear Not

I visited Kaiser’s ophthalmology clinic today to see whether they might have any insight into the excessive tearing from my right eye.  Previously, I’ve never had a minute of complaint regarding my eyesight and I was relieved when, at the very least, the admitting nurse found my vision to still be 20/20.  She next escorted …

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Monster MUGA

Wow, that was fast.  I took a chance and assumed I could stop coughing long enough to sit still for the MUGA test around 10 a.m. this morning.  Although I was sorely tempted to hack to my heart’s delight about 15 minutes into the 20 minute procedure, I held it in and hoped I could …

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Deep Breath

It was the cough that wouldn’t stop.  I waited and waited but by Monday, after ten days of hernia-inducing coughing (only a slight exaggeration), I gave up and traveled to Kaiser for my fourth appointment within a week.  At this rate, I think I should qualify for a Buy 4 Get 1 Free promotion.  I …

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Herceptin #10/14

My primary goal at Wednesday’s infusion appointment was to not cough on the other patients.  In a preemptive strike, I emailed Dr. Quan on Monday to request a prescription for a cough suppressant.  My brother Dale had highly recommended Tessalon so I asked for that medication specifically.  Just before leaving for the infusion clinic, I …

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