My latest update, including Battle of the Buns, Trial Update, Treatment Plan, Scan Update, Jarod wants a job, LYB.Read More
Here we are in late February as we struggle on through one of the worst winters I think any of us can recall in a while. And as you may have heard, yes, I have just begun 2nd line chemotherapy for metastatic rectal cancer.
So that’s been happening this week – now to fill in the extensive details from the last 8-9 weeks. It’s a fairly long read, but hey, a lot has happened!!!Read More
I actually screamed "no" out loud in my car when I got this text from Sara. When she told me the CT showed a liver spot and a few more in her lungs, my heart shattered. I was completely devastated.Read More
Make memories at every opportunity, for memories of time with those we love far outweigh all earthly possessions and shape us all in so many ways. If you get the chance to step out of your everyday routine and embrace what life should be about - seize every opportunity. Do something new. Learn a new skill. Read a book or twenty with your child. Laugh and be silly, sing songs and make art.
Build these memories while you can.Read More
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OK, I know it’s been awhile since I’ve written a blog, but I’m back and ready to share numerous updates. My last blog provided an update on my surgery, our time spent in NY and the anticipation of returning to my kids and normal life. We sure were anxious to get back to North Dakota!Read More
The day has finally come. Jarod and I get to go home! These past two weeks have been a varied mix of emotions; anxious, restless, excitement, and peace.Read More
Hi All! It feels like it’s been a long time since my last update. First of all, I want to just say how much your love and support for me and my family and enthusiasm for our initial efforts to start ‘Love Your Buns’ has touched my heart. I am so excited to begin our journey together!Read More
Amazingly, she really doesn't have that much trouble with the pain, it's usually more of an issue with nausea from the attempts to manage her pain. So we've already put a stop to the opioids.Read More
Surgery was pretty late in the day today - probably starting around 4pm. It's been a nerve wracking day, just anticipating the surgery and sitting in the waiting room. Then going to the OR prep area and waiting, and waiting. It's all part of the process of course, just made for a long and anxiety filled day.Read More
So we're a bit behind on keeping everyone updated. We will go back and finish previous blog updates as soon as possible as there is still more to the story and how we got here.
That said, Sara and I are in New York tonight. And she has surgery tomorrow afternoon at Memorial Sloan Kettering.Read More
Last night, Jarod mentioned my diagnosis to his boss, Paul Napoli. Paul called him right away in the morning to talk about it and was curious if we were treating in Fargo, or if we were considering treatment anywhere else around the country. Jarod indicated that we were open to going anywhere we needed to in order to get this treated as well as possible.Read More
Today (on 8/15) we received the challenging news that Sara’s cancer – previously seen to be in remission – had apparently spread to her liver. The words Dr. Panwalker used were... “Well… there is definitely something there…”Read More