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Morning email

Re: Federal jury medical waiver request

As per my oncologist’s letter submitted last week, I am undergoing intravenous chemotherapy for stage IV colon cancer. Since this was not considered sufficient grounds for a medical waiver, I would  appreciate your assistance in making arrangements for the delivery of chemotherapy drugs to the courthouse should I be required for jury service, for the provision of the home nurse necessary to monitor the 46-hour continuous infusion of these cytotoxic drugs, and for ready access to bathroom facilities due to the nausea and diarrhea caused by these drugs.

Alternatively, you could inform me of the channels necessary to follow to have the decision on my request for a medical waiver reconsidered.

Thank you,
Sarah Goslee


Sorry for the radio silence; the first round of chemo last week was rough, and I spent as much of it asleep as humanly possible. Back to normal this week. Not that “normal” has very many posts in it either.


  1. Carol Reed says:

    Oh dear! And now to take on a battle with Bureaucracy on yet a different front. I hope that someone *human* takes a look at this, and has a rush of brains to the head. My thoughts are with you…… 🙁

  2. little brother says:

    Plus you are a bio hazard …
    Sometimes . ..
    love, nate

  3. Emily M. Petit says:

    I didn’t even know you still had cancer! I’m sorry – that sucks in the worst way. Thinking of you.

  4. Marjorie says:

    Ack. I hope someone with sense is able to give you a deferral or exemption.

    (I hadn’t realised you were having more chemo)

  5. Laura says:

    They must get their staff from the same place as the insurance company–“Automatically reject it the first time, consider reading it the second time.” Hopefully you can get it resolved without too much more hassle. And really, I have been voting for things to go smoothly, esp. since you already have to deal with yuckiness and once again, cold sensitivity during a PA winter.