May 26th, 2009

20111112, Marilee

In the News 5/25

With the California court banning more gay marriages (albeit leaving the current ones intact), there's a bit of good news from Hilary Rodham Clinton who is giving the same benefits to all diplomatic domestic partners, gay or straight.

There are so many judges and prosecutors that are getting threats that the Marshal Service has had to set up a threat management center. It's not just big-deal criminals who are doing the threatening, too. It's people who have to pay a $3K debt or have a lot of parking tickets. It makes me wonder why and how so many people have become so angry.

Yesterday was Memorial Day and this article is about a woman whose Army fiance was killed in Iraq and how she didn't get what she wanted of his stuff because they weren't married and he didn't have a will. What the article doesn't say is that this is true of any fiance/e that's killed/dies without a will. It's not some military burden, but a simple legal circumstance.
20111112, Marilee

My Life At Kaiser

Well, it seems that way at the moment. I got 14 labs today -- the every two weeks from the nephrologist and the every four weeks from the rheumatologist. This is the week they coincide. I sent an email to the rheumatologist yesterday about the x-ray I had a month ago because my primary doc thought she might want to follow it up, and indeed, I now have a stomach CT scheduled for 6/4. Before then, I have the gyn appointment on Thursday and the Nebupent fancy nebulizer treatment next Wednesday.

My back is better today because of the narcotics last night, but the pressure sores are the same so I wrote my primary and asked for an urgent dermatology consult.

The cat blankie is big enough now that I can only do two rounds a night because each round takes 90 minutes. The last round last night had 540 stitches and it increases 12 stitches a round for a while more and then it will decrease dramatically near the end. Spirit has figured out that she can sit on my right thigh with her back up against the part I'm working on. My grandmother, who taught me to crochet, was right-handed, so I usually crochet right-handed and have the upcoming part to work into on my left.