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Running for My Life · 1d ago

Why I wore tennis clothes from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Lunch and dessertIt was good to get back to tennis.I had a great time at the round robin in Enfield. The courts were free afterwards and so four of us stayed an extra half an hour. Total time was from a little after 9 until 11. I was pretty tired but...
Running for My Life · 3d ago

Ten good things

With Nell and Uncle Joe1. Stitches out of head and calf today.2.  Exercise can begin again.3. BP normal at doctor visit today (was high at Dana-Farber last week).4. Hematocrit normal (was lo...
Running for My Life · 1W ago

Threatened, cut, zapped and stitched

DinnerAs I wrote in my Facebook rant on the way to get my Mohs surgery yesterday, the driver was one of the worst, starting with arriving half an hour late and then ignoring my directions to...
Running for My Life · 1W ago

The tears weren't (only) about the chairs

Seder table from each end (Mom wouldn't like the beer bottle).When my father had a brain tumor that caused his eyesight to fade to the point that he couldn't read his beloved books, he would still say, "I can't complain."And when my mother was bedrid...
Running for My Life · 3W ago

It's dangerous out there (on the tennis court)

I especially enjoy the round robins at The Enfield Tennis Club on Wednesdays like today before the light therapy (or ECP) at Dana-Farber. I had actually planned on going to pilates, knowing ...
Running for My Life · 1M ago

Hot time under the blue light

Under the blue light before PDTWhile I was waiting for the blue light to become available on Thursday (another dermatology patient was using it for PDT), I talked to Dr. Lin (Jennifer) while she biopsied what she calls "little guys." Three of them.I ...
Running for My Life · 1M ago

Dermatology doubleheader and alphabet soup

A post from a year ago, A Little More Pain Today, came up on Facebook with a photo of me standing right near where I'm sitting at Diane and David's house in Newton waiting for more pain to be inflicted on my face this afternoon.The funny thing is, I ...
Running for My Life · 1M ago

Last (at Saint Pat's Road Race) but not least

With Ben and Carly before the raceFive years after my fourth bone marrow transplant, I ran...
Running for My Life · 1M ago

Stretching and slogging before Saint Patrick's Race

Doing a plantar fasciitis stretch at Kraft Family Blood Donor CenterMark Zuckerberg was ki...
Running for My Life · 1M ago

From cancer nightmares to flowers and writing

Inside the Smith College bulb showOver the past few weeks I have gone to more than my usua...