Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

18 Feb

It has been over a month since Susie started taking antispasmodics.  We were hoping to see neurologic improvement, but her condition is largely unchanged.  We met with her local Neuro-Oncologist this week for follow-up and to discuss next steps. First and … Read More »

Is change in the wind?

18 Jan

Under President Obama a lot has transpired over the last eight years.  Many Americans are at arms that Donald Trump will become President at the end of this week.  I have heard of organized protests around inauguration and even some states preparing … Read More »

A SMART Syndrome New Year

5 Jan

The end of 2016 has been a bit of a roller-coaster.  We started the last quarter on a bit of a high.  Susie was doing better.  She seemed to have more energy with the addition of Hydrocortisone (swimming twice a … Read More »

2016 VP Debate in Virginia

5 Oct

Last night, I watched Governor Mike Pence and Senator Tim Kaine participate in the 2016 Vice Presidential Debate.  This debate was held in Virginia, where Mr. Kaine is a US Senator.  Overall, I think both did a good job.  I … Read More »

Quality of Life Improvement with Hydrocortisone

2 Oct

Just finished Susie’s cancer follow-up this week.  Her neuro-oncologist was greatly pleased with how she has physically improved over the summer.  She had been fighting fatigue and persistent ear infections over the last couple of years.  Her condition had deteriorated … Read More »

Wetsuit Fights Feeling Cold

8 Sep

One of the side effects that has become chronic trying to recover from cancer treatment is always feeling cold.  This condition has ebbed and flowed over the last 3+ years.  We have worked around it with Susie wearing extra clothes … Read More »

US 2016 Election Obfuscation

27 Aug

In today’s Times of Israel website, there are two op ed blog postings that argue why each of the mainstream US political parties are pro-Israel.  You can find them at: Might as well give up trying to paint Democrats as … Read More »

Vacation Again in California

20 Aug

Last year we vacationed in California.  We started in Los Angeles and finished in Sonoma, see California Dreaming.  This year, we decided to fly in and out of San Francisco, add more time in Sonoma, a visit to the mountains and … Read More »

Grandmom’s Brownie Recipe

5 Jul

With family getting on in age, one of the treasures that hopefully gets passed down from generation to generation is recipes.  One recipe our kids and their cousins love is Leora’s brownies.  They seem to always be on-hand to enjoy during a … Read More »

Hyponatremia and Adrenal Insufficiency

10 Jun

As many of our friends and family know, Susie has been plagued by fatigue and poor appetite. She lost around 20 lbs and could not walk more than 100 feet without needing rest. We thought maybe the condition was a side … Read More »

And then there was one

15 May

At the beginning of May, the Republican race reduced to just Donald Trump.  Senator Ted Cruz and Governor John Kasich bowed out.  Whether the Republican establishment gets in-line behind Trump we will see.  I do think Cruz and Kasich’s departure before … Read More »