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  •  to me, it's like screaming underwater. (5+ / 0-)

    I am currently sitting in a hospital room with my husband waiting for biopsy results on a rock hard lymph node.  They're looking for lymphoma.  He's had idiopathic thrombocytopenia for the last two years, resistant to all treatments. Then came anemia and repeated transfusions.  Two weeks ago, he was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome and is considered high risk, likely to develop an aggressive form of leukemia.

    He's taking it better than I am.  I'm trying to maintain an outward appearance of being calm and optimistic, but it's like getting hit in the forehead with a hammer and never being able to catch your breath.  

    •  {{{{{lost my ocean and husband}}}}} (4+ / 0-)

      I am so terribly sorry that he and you are facing such a challenge.
      I can appreciate that "never being able to catch your breath" feeling (well, and the hammer thing too). I will send my best wishes for the best possible diagnosis and treatment plan for him. May his doctors be both skilled and wise.
      Please feel free to come by any Monday you please. It's always a place for catch-up and sharing no matter the diary topic.

      Some DKos series & groups worth your while: Black Kos, Native American Netroots, KosAbility, Monday Night Cancer Club. If you'd like to join the Motor City Kossacks, send me a Kosmail.

      by peregrine kate on Tue Apr 09, 2013 at 12:37:01 PM PDT

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