Monthly Archives: March 2012

Emerging from the Underworld

Not sure of any other potential benefits, but these last months have given me a keener insight into severe biochemical depression – I started double dosing Estrace (it rubs the lotion on its skin *twice* a day rather than once) in … Continue reading

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three down, two to go

One more doctor down – an equally lovely doctor in her own way, Dr. Lorilee Schoenbeck, and equally unwilling to prescribe. She offered me the possibility of black cohosh and ayurvedic remedies*, soothing salves made from calendula and cocoa butter, … Continue reading

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Pillar to Post

And back again. Lovely though Dr. Everett (the onco/gyno) was, she was NOT the right doctor for me and my delicate condition- and so I’ve been passed down the line. Onward to the endocrinologist and naturopath! It’s a less than … Continue reading

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Looking at Cherry Blossoms from a Distance

The dreaded meeting went much better than planned, though I’m still not best pleased with my oncologist. Still, I didn’t have to fight; nor weep*; nor list my symptoms ad nauseum; nor threaten to go under the counter if need … Continue reading

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turn and return

I’ll be going to see my oncologist this coming Thursday for the normal scheduled check-up. I’m utterly dreading this – not because of the perhaps more usual fear of recurrence (I’m really not concerned; if there’s anything brewing in my … Continue reading

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The problem of self-pity

~ As a forward to this rather grim and whiny little post, I should note that I am functioning perfectly well in the world for the most part. I pay my bills; I do my laundry;  my house is not … Continue reading

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