ANC Results Are In
My wife just called me to tell me that the ANC counts are in and thankfully the counts are back to a level far above the threshold. Means we are on track and will complete the week ten chemo. After today, we get a much needed three week break from having to go back for any treatments. Thanks to all who sent messages of well wishes and prayers. Although me or my wife may not say so directly to...
Nervous About ANC
Tomorrow, Monday the 28th of February, is an important day in Sereen’s chemo regiment. As I have stated before, Sereen’s overall chemo regiment, measured in calendar time, is a twenty three week regiment. The first ten weeks of this regiment have required a weekly chemo session where on the Monday of that week we take Sereen to the Keyser Clinic. After week ten, the chemo sessions...
Searching for Cool
Car Salesperson: You have to admit, [the mini van] is cool
Me: Cool, never. Nice, yes. But cool and mini van should never be put in the same sentence.
Real conversation I had yesterday at the car dealer.
katalinaaa: New Frontline PBS documentary on the situation in Cairo. Awesome documentary showcasing the use of social networking as basis on creating a revolution. Bravo. Watching this really put a human face to the revolution while showing how the core group of activists had studied non-violent movements in other places
What to Say to Someone with Cancer
I came across the question on Quora of “What to say to someone who has recently been told they have cancer” and wanted to share the answer here on my blog. I agree with what has been mentioned already. Stating clearly that you are available to talk when they are ready and being prepared to listen more than talk. I would like to add another important point for consideration. My two...
When her hair started to thin and fall, I pulled her into the bathroom and...– Unnamed friend, describing his experience with his mother, in an email message to me after reading my recent blog post On Losing Hair. This friend has been, behind the scenes, one of the most profoundly supportive people throughout Sereen’s treatment.
Week 8 - On Losing Hair
It was week six that Sereen’s hair began to fall. Not thin. Fall. Hair spread all around on her pillow in the morning or after a nap. Hair falling in her oatmeal. Hair on her sister’s shirt after playing. Simply running your hand through her hair would leave sheddings in your palm. Tiny balls of hair in the carpet in the family room, leftover from when Sereen was doing her puzzle in...
No one can predict the outcome, but one thing is sure: Egyptians have realised...– Ezzedine Choukri Fishere, novelist and political science professor at the American University in Cairo. Op-Ed in Financial Times (registration required), All Arabs will hear my street corner chatter. Most concise description and beautifully articulated descriptions of the real game changer that...
Everyone is so afraid of death, but the real sufis just laugh. What strikes the...– Rumi
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Classical Arabic Orchestra of Aleppo, Ahmad Hariri (2) Salah Arram (1) Classical Arabic Orchestra of Aleppo, Samer Hamdan (1) Classical Arabic Orchestra of Aleppo, Mohamad…