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Forum: Women's Health   12-11-2012, 10:28 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,740
Posted By Benjismom
Hey all:   I've been AWOL from Mothering...

Hey all:
 
I've been AWOL from Mothering lately. I've been spending a fair amount of time since my diagnosis on the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society support boards, which has a forum dedicated to my...
Forum: Women's Health   06-05-2011, 08:25 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,740
Posted By Benjismom
Hello all: I have been plugging along with...

Hello all:

I have been plugging along with my treatment, which is continuing to work well. The fatigue is worse some days than others and I have worse muscle pain than I had in the beginning....
Forum: Women's Health   03-25-2011, 08:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 156
Posted By Benjismom
Hi OneGirlOneBoy: First, good on your...

Hi OneGirlOneBoy:

First, good on your husband for signing up for the registry and going through with the donation. I have chronic leukemia and could find myself needing to go to transplant at...
Forum: Women's Health   02-08-2011, 06:50 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,740
Posted By Benjismom
  Well I'm almost a month into treatment now...


Well I'm almost a month into treatment now and things are going OK. The good news is that my blood counts are in normal range, so I'm responding to the drug. There will be more sophisticated...
Forum: Women's Health   01-14-2011, 11:55 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,740
Posted By Benjismom
I was diagnosed this week with chronic...

I was diagnosed this week with chronic myelogenous leukemia, chronic stage. My disease is treatable with a targeted oral therapy that has moderate side effects for most people. This treatment is...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   06-30-2009, 10:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 910
Posted By Benjismom
I just had a similar experience with my...

I just had a similar experience with my 7-month-old (34-weeker). I'm interested to hear others' experiences because I'm not sure what to do.

Beth
DS1 (9), DD(6), DS2 (11/30/08)
Forum: Working and Student Parents   06-03-2009, 02:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 304
Posted By Benjismom
Hi: Like you, I teach as an adjunct....

Hi:

Like you, I teach as an adjunct. However, I have learned a ton about how one goes about getting a tenure-track law teaching job. Please feel free to PM me and we can talk. The basic process...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   04-05-2009, 03:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 421
Posted By Benjismom
I use it with the infant car seat attachment and...

I use it with the infant car seat attachment and have been able to run with my baby starting when he was about 3 weeks old. It is great! Very smooth; he sleeps the entire time I run.

I got a good...
Forum: Parenting   01-25-2009, 05:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,508
Posted By Benjismom
I am a big fan of Debra Haffner--here's one of...

I am a big fan of Debra Haffner--here's one of her books ("From Diapers to Dating: A Parent's Guide to Raising Sexually Healthy Children"): http://www.newmarketpress.com/title.asp?id=480

Good...
Forum: Women's Health   01-16-2009, 10:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By Benjismom
The eggs (nits) are very round, so you aren't...

The eggs (nits) are very round, so you aren't likely to mistake them for dandruff or other kinds of flakes. They also tend to stick to the hair shaft and are more likely to be found around the ears...
Forum: January 2009   12-03-2008, 12:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 255
Posted By Benjismom
Thanks everyone for your good wishes. Tonight we...

Thanks everyone for your good wishes. Tonight we got good news--DS's sepsis workup came back all negative (My GBS status was unknown because I was supposed to have the test at my next MW visit and...
Forum: January 2009   12-02-2008, 12:52 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,120
Posted By Benjismom
I've been a lurker in this DDC (I think I posted...

I've been a lurker in this DDC (I think I posted once or twice), and I just had my DS yesterday at 34 weeks + 5 days. His early arrival was not a complete surprise, since DS1 was born at 35 weeks...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-15-2008, 08:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 280
Posted By Benjismom
My midwife said I could take up to 1000 mg of...

My midwife said I could take up to 1000 mg of magnesium for the restless legs syndrome. (I have it even when not pregnant but it's much worse now that I am.) I usually take about 600 mg at night. I...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   09-04-2008, 08:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 578
Posted By Benjismom
I had a similar experience with my DD, now...

I had a similar experience with my DD, now 5-1/2, who spent 2-1/2 weeks in the NICU. I had less time off from work after her birth, which I think played some role. But for me, I think the major...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-24-2008, 11:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 513
Posted By Benjismom
Not a personal finance site, and not technically...

Not a personal finance site, and not technically a blog, but links to lots of them--www.abnormalreturns.com--a (http://www.abnormalreturns.com--a) finance aggregator. Great for keeping on top of...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   08-24-2008, 09:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,529
Posted By Benjismom
My sister will turn 39 in February and has just...

My sister will turn 39 in February and has just started her third year of medical school. She has a 7-year old son and a 3-year old daughter. The first two years--the classroom years--were really...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-14-2008, 12:32 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,497
Posted By Benjismom
Wow, I realize I'm late but I just wanted to say...

Wow, I realize I'm late but I just wanted to say that a friend of mine has two daughters and their names are Beatrix and Clementine! (I know another Clementine as well and have never heard anyone...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   08-07-2008, 01:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 390
Posted By Benjismom
Hi Rachel: I can't be helpful on the main...

Hi Rachel:

I can't be helpful on the main question(s) of your post, since I was living in my community (though with a commuting spouse whose commute was really long) for a couple of years before...
Forum: January 2009   07-18-2008, 08:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 808
Posted By Benjismom
We already found out we are having a boy. I had...

We already found out we are having a boy. I had CVS done at 11 weeks and even if I hadn't wanted to find out I would have, because when the physician's assistant called to give me my preliminary...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   07-14-2008, 09:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 741
Posted By Benjismom
Me!! I work, mostly from home (I do some...

Me!! I work, mostly from home (I do some teaching as well but not every semester) while my kids (3rd grade and kindergarten this fall) are in school. But I am there at 3 every day to pick them up; I...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-09-2008, 06:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,832
Posted By Benjismom
Wendie: There has been some very...

Wendie:

There has been some very encouraging research already regarding the use of progesterone supplements (weekly intramuscular injections from week 18 or so through week 36, I think) to keep...
Forum: January 2009   06-27-2008, 11:34 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 8,999
Posted By Benjismom
I'm Beth from Brooklyn, NY and #3 is due on...

I'm Beth from Brooklyn, NY and #3 is due on January 5 or 6th. I have an 8-yr-old son and 5-yr-old daughter and this one was a surprise. I was told when trying to get pregnant with my daughter that...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   06-26-2008, 11:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 519
Posted By Benjismom
Hi Jen: I delivered my 34-weeker at...

Hi Jen:

I delivered my 34-weeker at Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn, so I don't know about Columbia. I found Methodist's NICU to be not particularly supportive of breastfeeding (they encouraged...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-21-2008, 09:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,026
Posted By Benjismom
My mom is a therapist and recently gave me some...

My mom is a therapist and recently gave me some advice regarding a friend's son who has OCD. Although she doesn't work with kids, she said the treatments are very similar for kids and adults. Her...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   06-18-2008, 04:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 899
Posted By Benjismom
Chi mama: I can't answer your specific...

Chi mama:

I can't answer your specific questions about the risk of hemorrhage since I used misoprostol. But I wanted to chime in to say that I chose to use misoprostol for the precise reason you...
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