Wednesday, November 16, 2005


3 years ago, my daughter, then aged 21, had a spontaneous pneumothorax. She had months of pain, shortness of breath, numerous xrays, numerous CT scans, and even a (errorneous, we believe) diagnosis of Lupus.

Several months after her initial sp, she again had pain for several months, but it resolved on it's own.

She's now in her first semester at vet school, and guess what.... the pains and shortness of breath have returned.

Had an xray today, but no results so far. Frustrating.

The numbers

Federal government spending on cancer research in 2004:

Breast Cancer
$13,953 per
cancer death

Prostate Cancer
$10,318 per
cancer death

Colorectal Cancer
$4,618 per
cancer death

Lung Cancer
$1,723 per
cancer death

Saturday, November 05, 2005

what is essential

is invisible to the eye.

I'm in the aparmtnet, and I like it. But I hate don't like most of the people here....

I've been having alot of hip and leg pain, and I'm worried about what the future holds. I'm scared out of my wits, in fact.

I'm going to try to go to sleep now.... wish me well.