Back to Solid-ish Food!!

Thursday: Sept 12, 2019: Chemo Cycle #4 & PB&J It's been a while since we updated about Fred's status. We've been busy playing with food & binge watching Netflix. (The Great British Baking Show is back...) We've also had some great visits and phone calls from friends to keep our spirits high. It's all really... Continue Reading →

Homecoming!

Update: Sunday: August 4, 2019: We're back home & feeling better. Here is a recap of Fred's week: So Fred finally got his bed in the Oncology Ward on Wednesday night (7/31). The staff there was amazing and super friendly. Fred had a roommate who was way worse off than he was. In fact, I... Continue Reading →

CT Scan Results/Hospital😩

Update: Wed: July 31, 2019: So… Fred had his CT scan yesterday (Tues: 7/30/18) to see what's been causing his extreme abdominal pain and swelling, and preventing him from eating for the last two weeks. His GP doctor, Dr. Hwang called him today just before noon with the results: Fred has a partial, small bowel... Continue Reading →

1st Week of Treatment Down

Thursday: July 25, 2019: Well, we made it through the first week... It wasn't all that pretty... Infusion Day was Thursday, July 18th, and that day went ok. The next two days were not that bad. Keeping up with the giant fanny-pack containing the chemo pump was a pain, but other than that, it wasn't... Continue Reading →

Port Placement & Chemo Day 1

Thursday, July 18th, 2019: Busy week... On Tuesday, July 16, Fred started off the day with a visit to his regular GP doctor to discuss his lingering pneumonia symptoms and GI issues and see if he was healthy enough to get his port placed in a few hours. Pretty much the medical opinion during that... Continue Reading →

New Plan: July 8, 2019

We have been waiting for Fred’s appointment with his oncologist, Dr. Behl, to post an update on Fred’s health. As many of you know, Fred’s health started to slowly decline about halfway through our trip. It didn’t stop us from having a blast on our trip and we have never, ever regretted embarking on our... Continue Reading →

One week later…

Monday, June 17, 2019:It feels like we have been busy, but really we have just been in a post vacation stupor. We fumbled our way through the week trying to establish a new routine. It’s actually harder to create a routine without the structure of a job to plan your activities around. Initially it seemed... Continue Reading →

Day 57: Departure Day

Thursday, May 30, 2019: It's hard whenever we know we are leaving a loved one's home. "Departure Day" is so emotionally loaded. We know it's necessary to keep moving and be reasonable with the amount of time we spend in each location but it would feel so good to stay so much longer! Time is... Continue Reading →

Day 56: Pilates with Nadine

Wednesday, May 29, 2019: Today was an exciting day. Nadine took with me her to her Pilates class this morning. I was nervous about keeping up with the class but it was awesome! The instructor, Sara Allegri, is a trainer for Cirque du Soleil. Sara was incredibly attentive and knowledgeable. I knew my posture muscles... Continue Reading →

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