Tuesday, May 17, 2011


I've had a weird year so far.  In January I kept having flu-like illnesses with fever over and over again. After these stopped, in February, I started getting weak and shaky. This finally got so bad I had trouble eating without spilling.  It turned out to be severe anemia and I had to have two blood transfusions.  I'm taking iron pills now but do not know what is causing the anemia. It could have something to do with the radiation treatments I had for the cancer.  

When I left the hospital after the anemia treatment, I had a pain in my chest. I ended up having pneumonia and severe bronchitis following the pneumonia for about 2 1/2 months.  Now I've been up and around a very short time and the things that have piled up, like email and paying bills and even laundry, are quite something!

Maybe one of these days I can do something more recreational, like writing in this blog...

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I've travelled the distance from an Ivy League college to decades of enforced poverty--because I've needed to qualify for government health care in the U.S., since being diagnosed with lupus at the age of 23. I have a personal blog at http://beepbeep.livejournal.com that I've had so long I'm probably stuck with :) My other blogs are here on blogger...