Month: April 2014

After The Storm

We are entering Spring, and with Spring comes sunshine, warmer temperatures, trees budding and leafing, and flowers blooming. But with Spring also comes tornado season. I read that just yesterday, the first EF3 tornado of 2014 touched down in Morehead City, North Carolina. When… Continue Reading “After The Storm”

Life’s Focus

I’m discovering that even though battling cancer with a loved one is very, very difficult and very, very exhausting, it’s also very difficult and exhausting to try to merge back into life afterwards. During the cancer battle, life’s focus narrowed down to a task,… Continue Reading “Life’s Focus”

Outside Work

I had thought that after JJ’s surgery in Indianapolis, our lives would quickly calm down with only an occasional blood draw, CT Scan, and doctor’s visit. However, last week we had only one day in which we didn’t have to take JJ to an… Continue Reading “Outside Work”

And Miles To Go…

It’s been several days since I have written anything in this blog. Saturday was Shabbat so we rested. Sunday EJ moved several climbing rose bushes away from the bird feeders and next to the fences where they can climb better. EJ is never “aware”… Continue Reading “And Miles To Go…”

Slow Motion

I am sleeping on the love seat again while JJ recovers from his surgery. Often he needs help getting up because trying to get himself up strains his abdomen. He is getting stronger and sometimes can get up without help, but at other times… Continue Reading “Slow Motion”

Hair-Raising

When EJ called the repair shop yesterday to make an appointment to get our car fixed, he was told that cars were repaired on a first-come, first served basis. He wanted to get our car in early, hoping that it would be fixed before… Continue Reading “Hair-Raising”

All About Today

After each major hurdle has been passed in JJ’s battle with cancer, I always think, “Ahhh! When this particular thing is over, we can REST!” But that is not really so. Or, at least, it hasn’t been so thus far. We still have busy… Continue Reading “All About Today”

HiBEARnate

Last week in Indianapolis was extremely difficult. I can’t even describe what it was wait while JJ was in surgery, to stand by his bedside while he was in pain, and to get very little sleep. But we had the strength to get through… Continue Reading “HiBEARnate”

Home Again, Home Again, Jiggity Jog

We started off on our journey home from Indianapolis at about 10:30 a.m. yesterday. We expected a difficult journey home, especially since JJ didn’t feel particularly well earlier in the morning. However, the trip went well. We let him ride in the front seat… Continue Reading “Home Again, Home Again, Jiggity Jog”

Discharge!

Afternoon Perhaps because I got up at 4 a.m. this morning, this day has seemed very long. Not long in a bad way. It’s just that with everything that happened today, I kept thinking it was later than it was. Earlier in the morning… Continue Reading “Discharge!”

Friday Morning in Indianapolis

Last night at about 7 p.m. EJ laid on the couch intending to sleep until 11 p.m., but he couldn’t get to sleep so I took over the couch at 10 p.m. I slept until about 4 a.m., only somewhat drowsily aware of nurses… Continue Reading “Friday Morning in Indianapolis”

Thursday in Indianapolis – Part 2

After a rough start, JJ had a great day. I can’t believe how rapidly he is improving and strengthening. It’s amazing. JJ is now unhook from everything: IV, catheter, oxygen, everything. He is now only connected to one thing: His computer. After the doctor… Continue Reading “Thursday in Indianapolis – Part 2”

Thursday Morning in Indianapolis

It seemed as if there were many interruptions in the night. I was sleeping on the couch nearby, but I was so tired that I am not sure that I was aware of everything the nurses were doing to JJ. Sometimes I woke briefly… Continue Reading “Thursday Morning in Indianapolis”

Wednesday in Indianapolis

I usually try to write no more than once each day, but I have nonFacebook friends who are reading this blog to get updates on JJ so I hope you all can be patient with more frequent posts this week. JJ’s breathing got better… Continue Reading “Wednesday in Indianapolis”

Post Surgery

As time passes, we learn more about what is happening medically. The medical staff have explained that in order to take out the lymph node in JJ’s back, they have had to cut through a muscle. They also had to take out his intestines… Continue Reading “Post Surgery”

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