Rantings and Ramblings

I haven’t written a post in a while. After the LLS fundraising competition I truly needed a break from writing and putting myself out there. While it was so rewarding to do something so good, it was definitely tiring (I still haven’t had a chance to send thank you’s to all the wonderful people who donated). Now that it has been a couple of weeks I have had time to rest, recharge, and focus on myself a little more.

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Put One Foot in Front of the Other

This last week has been a busy blur. At least busy for covid standards. I started round 8 of treatment and this began the start of my new chemotherapy.

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December 1st

It’s the last month of 2020. It’s hard to believe that this year is almost over. It has felt like the longest year of my life and yet it has flown by. So much has happened I can’t even begin to muddle through it all.

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There Are No Words

It has been a while since I have written a blog post. To be honest, I’m not even sure if I’ll finish this one. I’ve had writers block these last two months and with my parents and Luke’s family here I really just wanted to be present while I had them around.

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Vulnerable

I’ve had quite a lot of writers block this past week as I started my first round of intensification treatment. I like using my blog to keep everyone updated, but it is also a good therapeutic outlet for me. Writing allows me to get my thoughts and feelings out of my head and sharing them usually helps to ease some of my anxiety.

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Finally Getting Started

It’s been a long time since my last blog update. We have been so busy the last few months between my crazy work schedule, Luke’s transplant being repeatedly delayed, all of the COVID-19 chaos, and getting a puppy.

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Finally!

Luke officially has a donor!!!

We got the news last week that a willing donor is a 10/10 match for Luke. This is such good news and helps us to feel a bit of hope again. Likely he will be getting his second stem cell transplant at the end of January.

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Not The Answers We Wanted

It is hard to write this update today as we have answers, but they aren’t the answers we were hoping for. I promised to keep everyone updated as we learned more about what is going on with Luke so here is what we have learned.

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Brace Yourself ;)

We apologize for not sending out an update sooner. There has been so much going on in the last two weeks and we have been solely focused on taking care of ourselves. Here is what has been going on.

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An Update on Luke and Why Pets are Perfection

Coming home last night after Luke got admitted was hard. We found out from the MRI yesterday that he has a compression fracture in his lumbar spine and fractures along his pelvis. Continue reading “An Update on Luke and Why Pets are Perfection”