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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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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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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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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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Bring me two piña coladas

Everyone refers to the chemotherapy drugs as “cocktails,” since they are mixed to order for you the day of your treatment. But one of the things they tell you as part of the chemo education is to avoid alcohol. Talk

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You’re So Vein

Shannon’s getting her IV port installed today. Just a short surgery.

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ABC is not so easy as 123

I feel like we’ve been to the eye doctor and repeated first grade all at once. Letters were being tossed all over the oncologists’ offices yesterday. ACT, PET, CT, X-RAY, ER, PR, HER2. Good thing they get paid the big

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