Trying to balance all the effects and side effects of Amy’s cancer, ‘Now and Then — The Last Beatles Song,’ ‘Bosch: Legacy’ (Season 2), ‘Feud: Bette and Joan’
Amy’s meager diet; Chicago Bears 30, Las Vegas Raiders 12; ‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’ (2019), Nile Rodgers & CHIC: Tiny Desk Concert
Amy’s an outpatient with low platelets and edema; ‘Desperately Seeking Soulmate: Escaping Twin Flames Universe,’ ‘We Don’t Talk About Leonard,’ ‘Renfield (2023),’ ‘The Insurrectionist Next Door (2023),’ ‘The Descent (2005)’
Amy in the hospital all week: low platelets and edema replace headaches and vomiting; Tracy Morgan: ‘Takin’ It Too Far,’ Neal Young: ‘Comes a Time.’
Cornered by cancer, ‘Children of Men’ (2006), Jason Isbell: ‘Southeastern,’ Live at the Bijou Theatre 2022, ‘Sleepy Hollow’ (1999), Chicago Bears 40, Washington Commanders 20
Some uplifting cancer results, ‘Dark Winds‘: Season 1, ‘Daisy Jones & the Six,’ ‘Theater Camp’ (2023), Dua Lipa in Conversation With Patti Smith, Author of ‘Just Kids’
Our cancer Habitrail continues, Bears lose to Packers, ‘Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words (2015),’ ‘Shiva Baby’ (2020), ‘Randy Bachman’s Vinyl Tap: Every Song Tells a Story’ (2014), ‘By Design: The Joe Caroff Story’ (2022)
‘Oppenheimer (2023),’ ‘Telemarketers,’ ‘BS High’ (2023), ‘Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty’: Season 2, ‘Scarface’ (1983), ‘How to Blow Up a Pipeline’ (2022
Our rollercoaster existence, ‘My Old School’ (2022), ‘Windy City Rehab: Alison’s Dream Home,’ ‘Reservation Dogs’: Season 3, ‘Full Circle’
A death in my family, Super Bowl LVII, ‘Marc Maron: From Bleak to Dark,’ Mike Pence fights a subpoena, ‘Nate Bargatze: Hello World,’ Bing + ChatGPT = HAL 9000?
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