Loss Love

Dear Mason

September 30, 2017

It was six years ago today when we had to say hello and goodbye. It has been six long years of not being able to hold you, laugh with you and raise you. So many dreams were taken away from us in mere seconds. I always thought that as the years passed this day would get easier. It hasn’t gotten easier; it just gets different. Some years we have released balloons for you. One year we did a remembrance walk.…

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Five years later

September 28, 2017

The day is here. It has been five years since my cancer diagnosis. A lot has changed in that five years. The baby that I was pregnant with at the time is now, almost a five-year old. I made it through surgery and chemo. My hair came back! I was diagnosed with cancer again only to find out I was ovulating at the time of my scan. After my misdiagnosis I have a wonderful new Doctor and facility that I…

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4k is swell!

September 21, 2017

I totally thought I would have more time to commit to my blog and possibly start submitting pieces to other publications again once Avery started school again. And I was proved wrong, again. I have been so busy in the three short hours that Avery is in school. I hope after next week things slow down. I mean, it has to sometime right?!?! Anyway, Avery is loving school this year which makes me so happy! This summer was difficult for…

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Cancer Exercise

The long swollen road

August 17, 2017

Here we are half-way through August and my leg is still swollen! I remember telling myself last October that I would take the winter off and get my leg back to normal. Then October turned into June and I was still swollen. I started physical therapy in June with high hopes that my swelling would disappear or be greatly reduced. Unfortunately, that was not the case. While I did learn some exercises and tips to help with swelling it didn’t…

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Music Therapy

Little Drummer Girl

July 27, 2017

Hello everyone!! It has been such a busy summer! Between running to therapies, play dates and outside time writing has gotten pushed to the side. I also forgot how hard it is to write when Avery is home 😉 Between little blips on Facebook and jotting things down I have been pretty absent from writing for about a month. Yikes! Anyway, Avery just finished her sixth music therapy session. I am still so amazed with how music therapy works! Avery…

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Music Therapy

Music Therapy

June 27, 2017

I am so excited to say that after a year and a half of waiting Avery had her first music therapy session last week!! It was better than I could have ever imagined. Avery absolutely loved every minute of her session. The first session was just seeing what instruments Avery is interested in. Well, that turned out to be every single one. Avery played with the guitar, piano, drums, xylophone, ukulele, tambourine and more. When we first walked into the…

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Life Uncategorized

Meet Amber!

June 19, 2017

Something funny happened at the mall the other day. I filled the cat sized hole in my heart! We have been looking for a while but hadn’t really found “the one.” To be honest Amber has some pretty big shoes to fill. We will always miss our Percy bear but it is time to have some new paw prints in the house 🙂 Funny story about our new friend Amber. I had went to the humane society a little over…

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CTCA and a trip to Chicago!

May 25, 2017

Last week we made the trip down to cancer treatment center for my 6 month scans. I am so happy to report that my scans were clear and my lab work was good. I was a little hesitant to write this post quite yet because there is a little confusion on how many follow-up appointments I have left. After I get the final all clear from my Oncologist my mind is celebrating and I space out a little. So, now…

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Equine Therapy

Equine Therapy Time!

May 16, 2017

Avery had her first equine therapy session last week. We had been waiting on this wild Wisconsin weather and we finally got the warm stretch we were hoping for. By wild I mean going from temperatures cold enough to have freeze watches and warnings to now being humid with a tornado watch. Anyway, we were lucky enough to have a sunny and 70 degree day for our first session. I was really not sure how Avery would do; so I…

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You just have to finish

May 4, 2017

Today was a rough day at the gym. I haven’t really ran for about four months. I thought the time off would help the arthritis in my hip and the swelling in my right leg.  Even though I cut out running I didn’t stop exercising completely. Over the winter I got a lot of snowshoeing in, started yoga and started strengthening exercises for my hip. The yoga is going really well and I can do it right at home. My…

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