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Six Years Gone, and Good Riddance

Six years ago this past week, my dad died. I think I'm finally coming to terms with it all, coming to terms with the fact that he was no father to me, that he literally left my sister & me to fend for ourselves almost twenty years prior to his…

Irony

From the information sheet on Emma's latest cancer medication: WARNING: Although this is a cancer medication, chlorambucil can cause another type of cancer... Greaaaat. I wonder if the medication for the cancer that chlorambucil causes, causes cancer too? Round and round we go, Roche, Pfizer, Merck-Medco! Sheesh. …

Diagnosis

It's Lymphoma; both the mediastinal kind and the alimentary kind. Stage IVb. And as we all know from Johnny Sack, there really is no Stage V. Emma's in serious trouble. Emma gets oral prednisone and IV fluids for the weekend, to hopefully keep her comfortable. Monday we see the vet…

The Big Casino

Welp, it looks like Emma's probably got cancer. Fluids were drained, things were biopsied. More tests underway; expecting results tomorrow or Saturday. Nothing to do between now and then but pet the cat. Shit.…

Emma Update

Well, we just returned from the vet, and our fears have been confirmed. Emma is at least in the beginning stages of kidney disease, and she may have cancer to boot. We've heard this crap before, and Emma's always dodged the bullets, but white blood cell counts and BUN values…

Three Years

Three years today; three years since my dad died. And at this point, I've got mixed emotions. Today was also the final day of the Giro d'Italia and the penultimate episode of "The Sopranos". Interesting. You know what, dad kinda sucked as a father. I mean, he was a good…

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