Thursday, 3/22/18


Went to Dr. Richard Rubin, rheumatologist, to discuss Lupus complications, as it relates to the cancer. The current high levels of cardiolipin antibodies (IGM) (a Lupus issue) will affect my ability to utilize certain cancer-treating drugs beyond the surgery. Also, removing me from the blood thinners (which I take for AFib as well) will be necessary for the surgery, but it will also be necessary for me to get back on them ASAP beyond the surgery to assist with both conditions in preventing stroke. Dr. Rubin also discussed other complications (schleroderma) and did blood work to rule this out. He will communicate with the cancer surgeon and oncologist with recommendations.


No schleroderma! Cardiolipin antibodies still extremely high.

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Christine Cadiz

Houston-based writer making contributions through truth- and story-telling. Sometimes dark, often insubordinate, and always raw, a balance is struck in each conclusion that evokes a sense of resolve to the absurd drama so intricately woven into our human experience. You will find short stories sometimes based in truth, true stories sometimes based in harsh reality, musings that may strike a nerve, writing prompts just for fun, and a novel or two in the works. Welcome, and thank you for reading. Christine Cadiz was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad in 1964. She was a kid in the Florida Keys and an adult in Miami. She's been writing since she was nine-years-old and was a Journalism major before leaving college to work. Christine worked in marketing and advertising for seventeen years. She stayed in Florida for forty-three years before relocating to North Carolina and then Texas with her family. She has three daughters and currently resides in Houston.

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