Monthly Archives: June 2009

The half-way mark (!!!)

As I type this, I am sitting in the sub-waiting area of the Cancer Center and Chad is in the radiation suite. As of today, we are half-way through combination radiation/chemotherapy treatment. The girls are at the movie theater with … Continue reading

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The Bald & the Beautiful

When Chad noticed his hair was starting to thin and fall out late last week, I just knew what was coming. He refuses to have a head full of patchy hair growth, and I was certain he would shave it. … Continue reading

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An open letter to our insurance company

Dear Insurance Provider, I’m mad. I’m fed up. I’m ticked. And it’s all your fault. Let me start with a few compliments before I go insane-white-woman on you voice my concerns about a current matter that demands your attention. While … Continue reading

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Feeling the effects of treatment

Tomorrow (Friday, June 19) marks the end of Chad’s second full week of radiation. And he’s been on Temodar (chemo) for 10 days now. We’re starting to see the effects; some of which we were prepared for — but some … Continue reading

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The girls & the broken seashells

The most enriching part of motherhood, for me, is the opportunity to learn. My children learn, yes. But what I learn from them is even better. They help me relearn things I’ve forgotten during my journey through life. For Mother’s … Continue reading

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In Chad-related News

My fabulous neighbor kept the girls for me because we had another appointment after radiation this morning. It was raining buckets, and I am so glad I didn’t have to lug those cuties along with us this morning. Thank you, … Continue reading

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The best day of her little 3-year life

Yesterday, Cailyn had “the best day. Ever.” I don’t know – she looks pretty miserable in all the pictures I took. But you be the judge. She ran around all day in a bathing suit that was a tad too … Continue reading

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Late with chemo

Chad was supposed to start chemo on Monday. But there was some glitch-mixup-snafu with the ordering process. We didn’t receive the package until today. Ah, well. Two days can’t really hurt anything, can it? I mean, really. IT has been … Continue reading

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Happy Third Birthday, Cailyn!

My Dearest Cailyn, Last night, I checked on you and your sister before heading to bed. You looked so sweet and peaceful lying there, your tiny blonde curls moving gently in cadence with your breathing. I’m not sure what you … Continue reading

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The *almost* birthday girl

Someone I know will be turning three very soon. We’re all talking about her big birthday bash this weekend — she is quite excited. And I think it’s hilarious just how….specific she is. Already. I was asking her about her … Continue reading

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