Repercussions of war

August 5, 2010 eileen 1

He doesn’t talk about it much, but Chuck is a Vietnam War vet. He spent a year (1970-71) stationed in a place called Vung Tau. He was in the Navy, but was land-based for his entire tour (long story that involves among other things volunteering […]

The cost of chemo

February 24, 2009 eileen 5

Literally: $23,000 per treatment on average before insurance. Okay, I’m exaggerating. $17,000 of that is for the immunotherapy drug, Rituximab (which was denied by our insurance as not necessary at first; thank you to the City of Hope for fighting that fight for us!). But […]