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05/16/2021-pt 2
Sunday, May 16, 2021      8 comments

Brad posted a new blog yesterday that I just read. There are no words of how proud I am of my son. His strength is awesome. I know that many of you have been following us on this journey, so I thought I would share this This gives a clearer... Read more
Sunday, May 16, 2021      9 comments

Well this was certainly a different day. Went to Walmart to pick up our groceries, and like normal I had forgotten some items on the list, and there are a few things I want to pick out, like fresh flowers for Margaret and a couple of steaks. T... Read more
Thursday, May 13, 2021      11 comments

Well, what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. This has been a week and a half already. First, of all the new chemo Brad is on, lowered his numbers so much that his chemo had to be cancelled. The good news is his CEA number finally dropped. ... Read more
Thursday, May 06, 2021      17 comments

Well finally got the right pain pills and the tooth and mouth feel better today. Took some real food today and felt good. Work was fine. Callers seemed to be mostly older generation like me! Had some good conversations about early days of I/... Read more
Wednesday, May 05, 2021      12 comments

What a week this is turning out to be. Sunday night I was up almost all night with a toothache. Due to a power outage, My dentist was closed on Monday. So I couldn't get an appointment until yesterday at two. Now if I would have been smart, ... Read more
Saturday, May 01, 2021      16 comments

Well here is the update on the Hook family. First the bad news. Margaret saw her surgeon on Friday and her news was not good. The reconstructed ankle has shifted even further since her last visit 6 weeks ago. She said that they need to do sur... Read more
Thursday, April 29, 2021      14 comments

Does this month seem like it has just literally flown by. I can't believe it is the second last day of the month. Been a week of some good news. Brad's CEA finally came down to 12 which had been sitting in the 60's for the last couple of mont... Read more
Friday, April 23, 2021      15 comments

Well this is again my fretful weekend. Brad head to NY for Sloan Memorial for another dose of special chemo. We always find out more good or bad when he goes there where his primary oncologist is. They do more in depth tests most of which I d... Read more
Friday, April 16, 2021      16 comments

I have been down the last couple of days. Yesterday, Brad sent his new picture. He had been telling us how his hair has been falling out. Well his new picture, he is bald. It was like a punch in the stomach. I know that we thought this woul... Read more
Tuesday, April 13, 2021      14 comments

Well it is Tuesday already. Feeling great since the shot. Another non-event as for as I am concerned. Poor Frank can't catch a break with Covid. He is improving, at a very slow rate. We met them on Sunday for dinner and he really seems defe... Read more
Saturday, April 10, 2021      15 comments

2nd vaccine shot is history. No side effects except for a sore arm. Little sore, totally manageable. I believe I over did the leg press at therapy on Thursday. My shins are hurting at both legs. My therapist was working with another woman, ... Read more
Wednesday, April 07, 2021      17 comments

Well tomorrow is a big day for me. I get the second Covid vaccine. I am hoping all the folks that say the second shot is bad are wrong. I have had a few folks say that they got very ill after the second shot. But I won't lose sleep over it. ... Read more
Tuesday, April 06, 2021      14 comments

Well, now that the holiday is past and now is time to get back to normal. Had a great visit with the kids, They are growing so fast. I was so amazed that Emerson could read both of the Easter cards by himself. In Kindergarten no less! He rea... Read more
Friday, April 02, 2021      18 comments

Looking forward to this weekend. Leaving this afternoon to go to Brad's. When we facetimed last night he looked exhausted. He won't admit it. I asked him if he really wanted us to come up. Not that I didn't want to go, but I was thinking ho... Read more
Sunday, March 28, 2021      20 comments

Well I have tried to stay upbeat and positive all week and I was doing a good job up until I saw Brad's blog yesterday. I will just post it to let you see what brought me down. Today has been one of those days where having Stage IV cancer ... Read more

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