August Road Trip, Heading Home

4 Sep

We had a relaxing time in Denver.  We stayed with a high school buddy of mine, John.  He had a terrific patio and the weather was beautiful.  I was interested in doing a bit of cooking the second night we … Read More »

August Road Trip, Heading West

30 Aug

Like our drive to Minneapolis, our journey to the Black Hills of South Dakota was around nine hours.  Susie alternated between the front seat and the back bed I assembled in the rear of our wagon.  As we left Minnesota, … Read More »

August Road Trip, Heading North

29 Aug

With Susie having a good neuro-oncology appointment, we set out on a two week road trip heading up to Minneapolis and over to the Black Hills of South Dakota, estimated at 3,500 miles.  Our first leg was a short drive to Dallas, … Read More »

Time for a Summer Vacation

17 Aug

Susie and I returned from her Neuro-Oncologist appointment today.  It has been quite a whirlwind last four months.  After three months of Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment, Susie had a brainstem stroke in April.  She met with many doctors and has completed around three … Read More »

Quality of Life Improvement with Hydrocortisone

2 Oct

Just finished Susie’s cancer follow-up this week.  Her neuro-oncologist was greatly pleased with how she has physically improved over the summer.  She had been fighting fatigue and persistent ear infections over the last couple of years.  Her condition had deteriorated … Read More »

Vacation Again in California

20 Aug

Last year we vacationed in California.  We started in Los Angeles and finished in Sonoma, see California Dreaming.  This year, we decided to fly in and out of San Francisco, add more time in Sonoma, a visit to the mountains and … Read More »

California Dreaming

9 Aug

It is hard to fathom that we are home after our summer vacation.  We left Austin with mild summer highs in the 90s, coming back to triple digits and brown lawns.  Our trip from LA to Sonoma County was beautiful and … Read More »

Carpet Bombing Brain Cancer

25 Feb

During the middle of February, Susie and I traveled to MD Anderson for her cancer appointments.  As I’ve mentioned in the past, we are alternating every two months between two neuro-oncologist (one in Houston and one in Austin).  Her appointment in … Read More »

Back In The Saddle, Kind Of

15 Sep

It is now middle of September.  A lot has happened in the last month.  Susie traveled with Leora (her mom) and I to Virginia.  It was a great visit.  Our nephew Sam, who is Susie’s Godson, and his wife were … Read More »

Still Walking

2 Aug

July has come and gone.  We are officially into August.  Looking back, it has been quite a roller-coaster month.  Susie’s left ear and fatigue continued to plague her.  She did all sorts of antibiotics and steroids to reduce inflammation or … Read More »