Year: 2010

Should auld acquaintance be forgot

Happy New Year, dear readers. The family are all snug in their beds, and I am not far behind. We VandeVenters sure know how to party on New Year’s Eve. But it’s already 2011 on the East Coast, and since

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Welcome to the Middle of the End of the Road

Blog post number 31 is about Chemo number 6. Radiation is still around the corner, but this is a pretty good halfway point to be at. Something great to celebrate the new year, and a New Year’s resolution to start posting more often again (again).

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The Thanksgiving Song

The wind is blowing and the snow is falling. The cold convinces you to stay indoors where it is warm enjoying the company of family and friends. There is a lot to be thankful for today. Shannon has four chemos

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I wish I were an Oscar Mayer wiener

Another gourmet evening meal for Carter last night, while Mom and Dad had Olive Garden take out. Think he’s spoiled?

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We’re back from a brief hiatus. I understand some of you even missed us. We’ve been busy. Halloween, trick or treating, chemo number 3, more family visiting, and Chris is the new co-host of an on-line radio show. Good times.

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Mom and Dad got a break this last weekend. Carter went on a mini vacation. It’s the first time in nearly two years that Shannon and I have had a weekend (or any end) to ourselves. Just the two of

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Ball of confusion

Nine years ago today I almost died. Dedicated to the memory of Robert Stevens, Thomas Morris, Jr., Joseph Curseen, Jr., Kathy Nguyen, and Ottilie Lundgren. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

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AM Radio

My radio debut is today. Listen as I ramble on about the iPad, photograpy, and this blog. The show is the Red Wild Show, with Brian Matthews, aka Red Sneaker, and Scott Wild. They are thinking of making me a regular

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Time to get a real job

At least that’s what George Thorogood says. Shannon and I got haircuts shaved our heads Friday night. She started losing hair on Thursday before her second round of chemo, and she decided better to get it over with than sitting

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Twenty, twenty, twenty-four hours ago

Twenty-four hours after Shannon’s first chemo treatment is when her worst nausea started, and 12 hours after that we were in the ER. We’re now more than 24 hours after her second treatment, and so far she is a thousand

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