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We get COVID tested...

By Scot Pollok on

...tomorrow. That's the plan. And we agree with the idea. There are just a ton of people needing procedures and tests and surgeries. They can't be too careful, and we appreciate it.  Liza got a phone call about all of this while I was out running errands. So, tomorrow afternoon at 2:30...

Humidity is Overrated

By Scot Pollok on

Wow. Live in Houston for too long and you think the whole world suffers with wet air like we do. Not so. Southern California is quite lovely. More people should live here and travel here for the weather.  In the last two weeks - and all the way back to February when we started to...

Wheels Up

By Scot Pollok on

Well, we are all packed. Errands run. The house is clean, which has become our new thing to do BEFORE we leave. A deep clean is a welcomed gift when we return home from a camp or trip. All done.  We will head out in less than an hour, make a stop for some coffee and head to the airport. We...

Pharmacogenetics

By Scot Pollok on

Big word. Pharmacogenetics. Its a specific branch of pharmacology that studies how a person’s genetic makeup effects the way they respond to specific drugs and medications. Over the last three years, Liza has taken three of these genetic tests and they all reveal the same puzzling thing...

A Flood of grace

By Scot Pollok on

This is a rather vulnerable post. Hopefully it’s brief.  Over the past many years, since Liza’s more painful journey began, the whole Pollok family has been overwhelmed to the point of speechlessness at the amount of love, support and prayer - constant prayer - extended to Liza...

Catching up on the recent past

By Scot Pollok on

Liza and I remember, just a few months ago in early January, saying how glad we were that 2019 was behind us. Bah. Now from late April, 2020, that seems hilarious, but the kind of hilarious that has a sting to it. A quick recap.  Early 2019, the constant headache (very significant most...

NEW Update

By Scot Pollok on

It has been three weeks since I last wrote here. Forgive me for the absence. The four of us left for family vacation and I failed to write any posts from that time until now. We've been back in town for a week and Liza and I both want to catch you all up on happenings during the blog...

Recent Low

By Scot Pollok on

Please forgive my absence. Liza is still fighting and fighting well, but the last few days have been very hard. Since she has gotten off almost every medication (save two and Tylenol) her pain has gradually gotten worse. Saturday, Sunday and Monday seemed to be a low point, with intense pain and...

Two Doctors in Two Days

By Scot Pollok on

Liza had a scheduled post-op meeting with Audra, Dr. Kim's amazing PA, on Wednesday, mid-morning, downtown at the Med Center. Even though I'm just back at work this week at the church offices, I took the day to take Liza and be with her. Would want it no other way.  She didn't sleep well...

Back Home and Zonked

By Scot Pollok on

We made it back home at 11:30AM. We unloaded and greeted our animals. Thanks to a very sweet friend, our house was looked after and freshly cleaned. That was an especially welcomed and wonderful gift to Liza. We unloaded and immediately began to settle in.  Because Andrew sampled his "rite...

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