Hello friends and family, I thought it’s time to update on my dad. I’ve been asking for good thoughts, positive energy and prayers sent my dad’s way but I’ve not been so forthcoming on what is going on. As most … Continue reading
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Today is my Dad’s 5 Years Stomach Removal Cancerversary
Today is my dad’s 5 year anniversary from his stomach removal Continue reading
How do you cope with survivor’s guilt?
Let me explain… I suffer from survivor’s guilt yet it is my dad who is the survivor not me. So, maybe I should say how do you cope with caretaker-of-parent-survivor-who-faced-a-deadly-cancer guilt?
My Dad’s Cancer Fight
So, I’m pretty sure my dad is not going to be happy with me– as he’s not the type who wants anybody to feel sorry for him ever– but images do tell a powerful story and I think it’s important to share. … Continue reading
Longer Than a Postcard 2015 “Hope” Family Picture; The Extended Update
In 2014, we closed the year with LOVE. As a family, we found that there were so many unknowns… but that LOVE had gotten us through the toughest year imaginable. This year, we closed 2015 with HOPE. I have to … Continue reading
Re-Staging Stomach Cancer: Always Scary
It’s been almost two years since my father was diagnosed with stomach cancer. It’s been almost two years since my world has been turned upside down. During this time, my father has had a total gastrectomy, a port-a-cath surgery, six … Continue reading
Y[our] Story: #TripleCrown and Stomach Cancer
Dear Victor, My #TripleCrown Story began on November 16, 2013… the day my dad was admitted to our local hospital for severe gastric bleeding. I guess you might ask what does this have anything to do with horse racing… but … Continue reading
Saying Goodbye to 2014
I know…I know… this post is so long over due– but I can explain!! Every year, during the last week of December… I like to reflect on the past year. I think about the year as a whole… the good, … Continue reading
Catfished: My Emily Wilson Story
Who would have thought it… Me– A happily married woman and a loving caregiver to my dad (stage 3B stomach cancer) got CATFISHED!! Well, I did… I was dubbed… I was fooled… I was hoaxed…
Why do I avoid writing updates on my father’s stomach cancer?
I lost my voice. I have writer’s block. I don’t want to spend my free time thinking about. I don’t know… I don’t know… I DON’T KNOW. But really, I do know. I am my father’s caretaker, assistant, scheduler, insurance … Continue reading