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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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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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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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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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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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Who needs sleep?

1st round of chemo: Fail. Too much nausea + loss of fluids = 2:30 am trip to the emergency room. She home now and resting. The IV fluids and anti-nausea medication seems to have done the trick. Just needed to break the cycle and keep her healthy.

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