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KaryninMiami

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Gender: Female
Hometown: Miami, FL
Member since: Wed Nov 10, 2004, 10:15 PM
Number of posts: 2,977

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Haha- Rachel revives Jeff Gannon

Anyone else remember him? The gay hooker who somehow made it into W's high level press conferences and was supposesly seen entering and exiting the White House at odd hours? Not to mention the bevy of rumors about who he was sleeping with to get his security credentials? Many thought it was Rove as I recall but we never did find out for sure.

I remember watching it all play out. Good times (except of course for the W part)...
Posted by KaryninMiami | Tue Jul 8, 2014, 09:14 PM (8 replies)

In remission

Received this great news yesterday after my oncologist reviewed the results of my PET Scan. Amazing news and a big relief, needless to say, not to mention the joy of not having to prepare myself for another round of chemo in about 8 days (competed my sixth and last three day round 10 days ago). As I mentioned in my previous post, my strain of NH Lymphoma is very rare and also very aggressive (AITL T Cell NH) and the possibility of it returning is pretty high. The next step, is to consult with a specialist at Sloan Kettering (in NY) and the director of stem cell transplants at Sylvester (Miami) to discuss their suggestions for higher probability of a cure.

But for now, I am extremely grateful that this chapter of this bizarre journey has come to a close and to all of the amazing people in my life who helped get me through this including making sure I was never alone during a chemo treatment and surrounding me with love and healing.

No idea what's to come next but I am taking things one day at a time and remembering to pay attention to the things that matter most- relishing time with loved ones, doing things I really enjoy, focusing more on being mindful (and connected to my spirituality) and compassionate and healing from what was a rather traumatic experience. And eating ice cream as much as possible!

Thanks to all of you who reached out to me when this adventure began back in January and for anyone on a similar journey who feel like reaching out, feel free. Connecting with someone who's "been there" really does make a huge difference.

Diagnosis-rare form of non Hodgkin's lymphoma

Chemo regime starts Tuesday-3 days in a row, 3 weeks off, 3 days chemo for six cycles. Called "CHOPS" chemo protocol. Terrified, horrified, shocked, sad, angry- entire specturm of emotions as one would expect. Keep hoping I will wake up and have it be just a bad dream...
Anyone out there already through this or something similar? Any helpful chemo tips to share? Welcome any and all suggestions and support. Have a feeling I'm in for a long, brutal few months...

Thanks...

Great start to Bill Maher's show

Glen Greenwald (from Rio) speaking on NSA and first panel topic is Bridgegate. Excellent panel (Jennifer Grandholm, Steve Schmidt, James Carvelle). So happy he's back!

Nan Rich needs to tone down the anti-Crist rhetoric

I get it that she is a lifelong "true Democrat", unlike Crist who recently became one. I get it that he flip-flopped (and "evolved") on many issues. However, is very unlikely that she can beat Scott and Crist is clearly a stronger candidate. At some point, her negative campaigning is going to put him at risk, causing some on the fence Dems and Independents to tune out and stay home when we need them to be engaged and invigorated about getting Scott out. I feel compassion for her- I really do and believe that she'd be a good Governor but it does not appear to be in the cards for her so hopefully she will gracefully, pull back on the Crist attacks for the good of the state or we risk another 4 year Scott nightmare.

Anthony Weiner is great on Bill Maher tonight

Reminds me of what a powerful, progressive voice he was when he was in Congress. Such a shame he made such a mess of things. He really is a bright, articulate guy. Hopefully he will one day wind up back in politics...

Watching Barbara Buono on Rachel

She really is terrific and would be a welcome relief from Christie. Her new ad which is just hitting NJ now, is excellent. What will it take for get people in NJ to wake up and see Christie for who he really is? I still cannot understand why his numbers are so high. They just ejected Corey Booker after all-might this mean reason to have a bit if hope or am I being too naive?

Thank you, Mr. President. Again.

Thank you for your excellent speech today which hit all of the right points. Thank you for standing your ground and not giving in to the economic terrorists who are still, even after the damage they inflicted these past 2 weeks, determined to undermine your presidency and our country and care only about their own egos. Thank you for continuing, in spite of dealing with a completely incompetent GOP lead Congress, to focus on the values that Democrats believe in and reminding the country that "the government" is not something to be feared but something that supports each and every one of us. There have been instances when I've been frustrated with you and with some of your decisions (like giving in on single payer although I understand there were reasons for doing so), but today I am reminded again, of how happy and proud I am to have you as my President and how fortunate this country is to have you as our leader.

Anyone watching CNN now?

Christians Amanpour just had a very powerful interview Bahshar Ja Afari, Syrian Ambassador to the UN- basically told him the world knows they are lying and they (Syrian regime) has brought this on themselves. She was very direct and did not mince words.
Posted by KaryninMiami | Tue Sep 3, 2013, 02:22 PM (6 replies)

Good morning NE DU friends

How is everyone doing? Check in when you can- we are thinking about you! Hope you are all safe and staying warm- which I fear with so many without power, will be a challenge today. Post photos too if possible! Can't wait to hear your stories- as an ex Bostonian and New Yorker, I feel your pain.
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