Monthly Archives: March 2013

I Once Was Lost But Now Am Found

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Finding My C-Legs

We were scheduled to drive down to Jacksonville to start treatment when the phone rang the day before our departure. It was the Jacksonville trial manager, informing me about the problem she had discovered with my kidney ablation and asking … Continue reading

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Rooftops in Venice

This is where I wished I was this week but instead I had my semiannual MRI and a trip to the clinic in Virginia. I am a frequent flier!

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Have Hep C, Will Travel (A Little Lie Won’t Kill You)

Most trials are international in scope, and involve several hundred or more subjects, anywhere from 5 to 15 spots assigned to each specific research clinic. No one center gets very many openings to fill, and the different criteria for each … Continue reading

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Reflections on a Rainy Day in Venice

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Close-Up and Intimate

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Seize the Day

I forgot what it was like to sleep through the night. I woke up at 1:00 am in the middle of a dream about treatment. Every hiccup, every headache, every stomach ache, patch of itchy skin, pimple, became the beginning … Continue reading

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