Dems Block my De”port”ation

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Well, it’s been more than 4 weeks since I had the attempt at a de”port”ation of my port.  I have since healed and gotten over the side effects so it’s time to fill you all in on the drama.  I went in to have my port removed after 11 1/2 years, now that the veins [...]

De “Port” ation

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Well, this month has been very kind to me.  Jeff and I have found a beautiful home in Palm Coast, Florida where we will take up full time residence sometime in the fall of 2019.  Although I will miss everyone in Connecticut, my plan is  to come back 9 of the 12 months for 1 [...]

Breaking Teeth = Having Fun

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You know you are having a good time when you break teeth on vacation.  I came out to Montana on December 13th with a temporary crown and my usual fillings.   I left Marge home (my partial denture) cuz she doesn’t quite work right with the temp crown.  We attended my son’s college graduation, watched him [...]

Meet Marge

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My dental issues continue to plague me.  This past summer I fractured a molar, one of the few I had left, and had to have it pulled under anesthesia leaving me with no molar to molar contact.  This makes eating anything difficult at best.  So my dentist recommended a partial denture be made.  He explained [...]

Fun Is…

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This morning I get to have another tooth pulled.  It will be my fifth and note, I am not replacing them.  Apparently, we all should come to this life with 30 teeth.  I figure you only need four molars appropriately situated in order to eat and I will end up with three of them and [...]

Dentistry – Shoot me now

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I love my dentist but I absolutely hate what he has to do.  I am a wimp when it comes to tooth pain.  I have always had sensitive teeth and as a result I need to be sedated for root canals, crowns and deep drilling.  Last night I was out with a friend and bit [...]

No Bone to Pick

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In March of 2008, I started 6 chemotherapy treatments consisting of Taxol and Carboplatin, the standard treatment for a diagnosis of Ovarian Cancer.  Every three weeks I would go to the hospital for my infusion.  6 months later, I completed my chemo treatment. In 2010 I was experiencing hip pain in both hip joints.  It [...]

All of You

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On Thursday, Feb. 8th, I hosted a special party.  It was 10 years to the day that I was first diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer.  Although I have had a recurrence, I felt living 10 years after being diagnosed was something to celebrate.  It was my way of thanking those who touched me in a special [...]

It’s Been Too Long

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I am so sorry that I haven’t written in my blog for almost 3 years now.  When I was at the hospital last month for my monthly port flush and blood test, I was met by a woman who said, “I know you”.  I smiled and quickly checked my memory banks for whether or not [...]

A Thick File Means…

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Today was my monthly blood draw and port flush at Uconn’s treatment center.  I usually go to the doctor office side of the facility, but they were short handed and so I was asked to check in at the infusion center.  This is a new facility at Uconn in a beautiful new building and as [...]