After a long interruption, last Weds I finally got to join Maggie at The Spa for a visit with Dr. Loukas. He reported what we instinctively know – she’s doing great. He was very pleased that she hadn’t experienced any debilitating side-effects common with the new chemo regimen and was happy about her blood counts. Taking it all into account, Maggie is doing fantastic. Continue reading
Wow! We have so much to be thankful for this year! Top of the list is our health, our friends and our family. Ignoring, if just for a bit, the elephant in the room, we are healthy, happy and doing great. And in those past times this year when we weren’t, our friends and family have stepped up way beyond what we’d ever expect or imagine. If we have to live for quality instead of quantity, we’re doing it Maggie and Chris style all day, every day. Happy Thanksgiving to you all!
A very good friend of mine claims that bad things come in groups of threes. Since Friday we’ve wracked up two pretty solidly crappy events each leaving me with a sick feeling. Worse, I worry, when’s the next one coming? I’m not looking for it, really, but if it’s coming let’s get ‘r done. Continue reading
As of Tuesday, Maggie was doing much better. Knock on wood, she seemed to come out of the funk this time a lot quicker and without quite as much discomfort as the last two times. It could be because Dr. Loukas lowered her dosage of the Oxaliplatin out of concern for the side effects. Either way, she’s doing fine now. Continue reading
This weekend was pretty yucky with the unpleasantness peaking probably yesterday. I say “probably” because I actually don’t know. I wasn’t here with Maggie but was, instead, studying all day. I do know that the two times I talked briefly to her via phone she sounded pretty low. Thank you, Martha, for taking good care of Maggie last night in my place. Thankfully, today she’s feeling a bit better. And we went to lunch together today! Continue reading
Thank you to everyone who voted for Proposition 15. It passed and no doubt your vote will save a life or, at minimum, will help give more than a few people a little bit more time to spend with loved ones… eventually. Thank you. Continue reading
Tuesday, November 6th is the big election. Please vote, no matter what you vote for. Voting is both your privilege and responsibility. If you don’t vote someday someone is going to take that privilege away from you. “No!” you say? “It can’t happen,” you protest? How do you think Spain-owned toll roads in Austin got built? Hmmm…. Think about that for a while. Continue reading
Thinking back on this year a number of dates stick out as uniquely memorable – the day we were diagnosed, the day before surgery when we snuck Niko into the hospital, the day we visited Baylor for the class photo, the day we laid on the floor in the bathroom for more than an hour while trying to get to class, the last day of finals, the day Maggie graduated, the day she took the bar, the day MD Anderson called…. There’re quite a few. I’m pleased to add one more – yesterday – the day we passed the bar. Continue reading
She passed. Tonight we celebrate!
(So did Martha and Katy… 98% Baylor pass rate!)