Nov 16, 2019 Latest post:
Dec 13, 2019
Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. Thinking back to my last treatment in Houston, I don't think I did a good job keeping everyone informed. Between chemo and radiation, I stayed sick and didn't always respond to your text messages, voicemails, cards, letters, gifts and Facebook messages - even though they are what helped me make it through the really rough times. Fortunately, my family posted to Facebook and made phone calls for me.
Since treatment ended, I continue to struggle with the late effects of the treatment - chemo brain, pelvic radiation disease, incontinence, tinnitus, depression, and so on - which can make a cancer patient feel alone and lead to some withdrawal from friends and family at times. While I'm in Houston, Nemanja, Melisa, and Mackenzie will be flying here to take turns taking care of me. Julian and Mom will take over once I'm home. And John is providing me with my daily Scarlett fix via Facetime (emoji heart inserted here).
I'm not sure how I'll feel after surgery, so we thought Caring Bridge might be the best way to communicate to everyone at one time - especially those who aren't on Facebook. And it worked out well when we used Caring Bridge to share information about sweet Scarlett. You are also welcomed and encouraged to call and text us and communicate with us on Facebook - we'll respond as soon as we can. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement - they make a difference.