The Big C – The Gift That Just Keeps On Giving

The big three took their toll; radiation, chemo and steroids.  In Moms own words, “Recovery from treatment has been like a roller coaster ride; with ups and downs.”

Radiation is a gift that keeps on giving, it continues to cook, scrambling the cancer DNA weeks after the treatment has stopped.  The ongoing process can cause brain swelling,  which can complicate a patients recovery..

In the end, Mom was to weak to stay at home.  She entered rehab to recover from her cancer treatment.


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Down in my basement, lined neatly on a shelf are handwritten notebooks chronicling my life. After years of writing, the experience became more of a burden then an important part of my day so I quit writing. Five years later I took up writing again. This time it was in the form of a blog which gave me a place to hang out after I lost my job. From there my blog content morphed into writing about my general contractor experience building our house. As my life experiences grew so did my blog.

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