Next Steps

Dec 05

It’s difficult to describe.  While it’s emotional, it is undeniably physical.  I feel it mostly in the chest.  Kind of like getting butterflies before an anticipated event, but the anxious squeeze is north of the gut.  It’s also not momentary, waiting to fade; rather, it’s seemingly always there.  It’s a sort of twitter-patter of the heart that hints that it could...

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Running With Perseverance

Nov 28

In endurance sports (i.e. triathlons, marathons, etc), a common challenge is the feeling of racing from behind.  There is a point when your strength, energy and focus seemingly fade.  It is at that point that the real race begins – it is far more mental than physical and fully dependent on personal choice.  When plenty of me would just assume quit, I cue the...

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Running Ahead

Nov 22

Running Ahead

Friends, It is with profound sadness that I share with you that on Sunday, November 10th, our beloved Jen passed away peacefully.  She was her brilliant, sharp, loving and courageous self all the way.  She was so beautiful.  To be honest, it’s still hard to believe.  We are trying to process it all.  I supposed there is a certain peace that comes with the...

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Tonight was a great sunset

Nov 08

You all will appreciate that I typed my blog post last night, did all the bedtime things extra slowly because everything in the hospital is extra slow, rolled over and promptly fell asleep.  At 9:41pm the nurse apologetically knocked on the door and said, “We found you a bed!  You’re moving to your new floor. Now!” So I settled in for sleep after...

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Hospital life

Nov 07

I’m awaiting my last big oral medicine dose of the day so that I can go t0 sleep here in the hospital for night number three. Overall, my body and lab result continues to trend in the needed direction so that I can be discharged.  Brad is a champ, he managed to see me on the way to and from work: we finally have a benefit to his long commute.  Haha!  He is...

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The days are long, the minutes are short

Nov 06

On Tuesday I called Dr. Wonderful’s office to let them know I wasn’t feeling well, and that I had a new symptom.  Because I’ve been a mom and potty-trained two children, I have had enough conversation about pee to talk about it on the internet: my issue is that I was not peeing enough and general associated discomfort. After a series of...

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