Category: Shannon’s Journey

How to be a better man through blogging (your results may vary)

The Random Facts of Life Blog still lives. How blogging about cancer gave me hope for the future.

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Hysteria

It’s another day at the hospital, this time for one of the last surgeries for Shannon. Since we can no longer have children (doctors orders), she has gone in for a hysterectomy and oophorectomy. Her chemotherapy already put her into

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Tell me why

I’m going to take a small step back from tech blogging and enter cancer blogging mode again to tell you about the amazing people in the blogging and social media community I discovered after Shannon’s diagnosis. It has been a

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All About Chemistry

I keep reflecting on all the ups and downs of the last year, but today the best thing I remember is that 1 year ago today Shannon had her last chemotherapy treatment.

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I Just Want to Celebrate

Shannon and I just got the best news in the history of good news. We won the lottery. Well, her most recent PET scan came back 100% clean, so it’s like winning the lottery, but so much better.

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Ice, Ice (cream) Baby

Bismarck Cancer Center is hosting an ice cream social for cancer surivors. I get to spend time tonight with my two favorite things. My wife and frozen desserts. What more can a guy ask for?

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I Must Increase My Bust

Sorry, I couldn’t resist a Lords of Acid reference. Shannon’s cancer treatments are done, so now it’s time for her to get something else done. Surgery is tomorrow. We’ll keep you posted.

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Doctor, doctor

Shannon finished her radiation treatment more than two months ago, and we’ve headed into the next phase of recovery and monitoring. But it wasn’t until just last week that we hit what may be the biggest milestone yet. I was

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Ring my bell

“I will ring this bell three time well, a toll to clearly tell, the course is run, the treatments done, and I am on my way.” Congratulations, Shannon!

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How to Shave a Life

Basin Electric and the Bismarck community are gearing up again for St. Baldrick’s on March 17. Our theme is Shave A Life. I’ve been conflicted over single purpose cancer charities in the past, particularly now that Shannon is going through breast cancer. But cancer doesn’t care if your 6 or 60. It will kill you if given the chance. We have to start somewhere. Please start by helping this worthy cause.

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