11 May 2009


Chad finished his last day of treatment today. No more chemo, radiation, or green meds for the foreseeable future.

He made it! At the end of these six weeks our friend Chad is still tired, but good.

He will spend the next several weeks recovering, resting and returning to a more typical skin-hue. Less green anyway. In about four weeks, Chad will undergo more testing so the doctors at Barrow can determine the next steps for his treatment.

Shannon said that this morning in the lobby of the radiation unit, the nurse asked who was graduating today. It was Chad.

Yay for Chad, graduating from radiation and chemo and green meds! Now on to the next thing, taking quick steps forward, onward.

Good man.


03 May 2009

Week Six

I've been slacking here. Sorry. Chalk it up to the piggy flu.

In the meantime, Chad is entering the last full week of this first course of cancer-fighting treatment.

He is tired. Very. But not sick really, just super low on energy.

Overall he's strong, and he's made such an immense amount of progress in recovery since the surgery. So much progress, with his occupational and recovery therapies, that some of his doctors have been surprised. Not his friends and family though.

For now he’s looking forward to being done with the chemo and radiation and green meds, at least for a while. And he’s looking forward to getting married. To Shannon, even! Go figure.

Just kidding. We love them both so much.

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