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Living with Cancer
Archive: May, 2011
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Learning how to walk the right way
Tue, May 31, 2011, 11:29 AM
I’ve been back at CHOP for round eight of chemotherapy. This is a round that takes five days in the hospital, so it can get really boring...
These crutches were made for walking
Tue, May 24, 2011, 4:10 PM
Yesterday my parents took me to CHOP to meet with Dr. Dormans for a follow-up visit. It's been three weeks now since my surgery and Dr. Dormans...
Rachel's right leg is healing well
Tue, May 24, 2011, 3:37 PM
Rachel returned to the orthopedic clinic for her first post-operative visit today. Her surgical wounds are healing well, and her x-rays confirmed...
Onco girl won't need radiation therapy (Hurrah!)
Mon, May 23, 2011, 3:30 PM
My name is Naomi Balamuth and I am one of Rachel’s oncologists at CHOP. Rachel and her family asked me to update you on her treatment...
Great news from the pathology report
Thu, May 19, 2011, 5:31 PM
Today, we're tinkering with the usual blog format. Rachel's dad, Kurt, has great news to share. And Rachel has answered some questions from...
Helping families cope with psychological side of cancer
Wed, May 18, 2011, 4:50 PM
Hello. My name is Dr. Lamia Barakat. I’m director of psychosocial services in oncology and a psychologist in the Children’s Cancer...
How to hoist, pivot and climb into an SUV with a giant leg brace
Mon, May 16, 2011, 6:38 PM
I’m finally home! But getting here and getting set up was a lot harder than I thought it was going to be. On Friday at CHOP, we had...
Onco Girl Turns Belle of the Ball
Thu, May 12, 2011, 7:02 PM
Mom here. I thought I had a few years to go before worrying about Rachel's first prom, but this year has been full of surprises -- and the...