Guest Post: Mom, on Cancer

August 31, 2011

This post is really special for me to be able to share since it (hopefully) is the last in my unintended series on my mother having cancer (see the beginning and her diagnosis). It seemed fitting that my mother have the opportunity to shut that door so I was really happy when she agreed to write this for […]



August 18, 2011

I remember last winter as a series of stark moments. Thanksgiving came and went and we finally badgered my mother into seeing a doctor for the hacking cough that was making us all uncomfortable. Pneumonia made perfect sense until it just didn’t anymore. Before we really knew what was going on it was easy to […]


I have too many things to blog and never make time to blog them. It’s a cycle. – A few days ago I went to dinner with my parents. I went to use the restroom and found that one toilet seat was covered in pee. Full on, double rainbow, arc of pee splatter across the […]



December 20, 2010

It’s strange how quickly our lives can be disrupted but how it takes such a long time for us to recover. Mom is home! When I saw her on Saturday she seemed like she was completely back to normal. It was really amazing. She is really happy to be home where she can sleep in […]

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December 16, 2010

Mom is coming home tomorrow (Friday)! We are all VERY happy about this!


The Good News

December 16, 2010

Is that Mom will be home this weekend – either Friday or Saturday (barring of course anything we can’t predict). They have a whole battery of tests to do before she leaves the hospital, but as soon as those things are done she’ll be home free! Overall I think we are all in pretty good […]


Where this all began

December 15, 2010

If I could pinpoint the exact moment when I realized this was not all we believed, it would be the second that Dr. C arrived in my mother’s room on Saturday. Her ID badge plainly read “hematology/oncology.”  Right away I knew something was up. But this all started long before that – over a month […]