Big News

I have news about BA.  BIG news. NO. NEW. CANCER. That's right!  No new cancer!  As far as the docs can see, there are no new cancer cells.  That means that the cancer which started in BA's intestine and lymph nodes, has not spread.  The aggressive treatment that BA went through seems to have worked. …

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Gun Violence – Why?

Very recently, the United States experienced the most devastating mass shooting in our nation’s history.  A gunman opened fire on a crowd of music festival goers, before taking his own life.  This tragic event has again called into question the rules and regulations for different guns, who can buy them, and so on.  This is …

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Cancer: Season Finale

Last night, BA took his final dose of Chemo (hopefully) ever.  He made it through nearly six months of neuropathy in his feet and hands, total body muscle spasms, and the inability to drink water (or anything, really) unless it was warm, because anything remotely cool would cause his throat to close up and feel …

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Lessons Learned

There has been a lot that we've learned on this journey, that I wish we would have known sooner.  Because of that, I wanted to share a few things that (heaven, forbid) might help someone in a similar situation. Have someone who either is a general oncology surgeon OR a surgeon whose training is specific to the …

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Starting Chemotherapy

We now have a plan.  Dad met with his oncologist last week, as well as the radiation specialist and they have developed a plan of action for treatment.  Then, yesterday, Mom and Dad came up and let me tag along to their appointment at Huntsman for a second opinion.  Turns out, Dad's oncologist in Cedar …

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