Category: Shannon’s Journey

Five hundred twenty five thousand six hundred minutes

First post of 2011 brings you a recap of 2010. Twitter-haiku style. From the highs of a new family, to the lows of a third miscarriage, to the fear of cancer. Attention 2011. We’ve had enough, thank you very much.

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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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Relax

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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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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Come and knock on our door

The company is gone, and it’s been just the three of us at home the last few days. Shannon has worked a little, Carter has played hard, and Chris has sought professional help for his Pocket Frogs addiction (curse you Steve Jobs!). More company is on track for the next several days, while we cross our fingers that chemotherapy goes better this time.

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We got some new drugs

Shannon’s back home. They let her leave the hospital shortly after dinner. Her dad was with her most of the day, so I didn’t have to take time off work. She would have worried about me too much if I

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I’m Mr. Lonely

I was supposed to be in Denver tonight. I had a previously scheduled business trip that Shannon and I thought wouldn’t be a problem. But after our adventures this weekend, I canceled it this morning. I had no idea she’d

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This too shall pass

We’re still working on getting Shannon’s nausea under control, and her doctors have a plan. Step 1 is to observe her overnight to better figure out what works and what doesn’t. Hopefully, she’ll get to come home tomorrow. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I need to go pack her some jammies.

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