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One Day at a Time

On the plus side- Dan’s stitches appear to be healing. After a near-breaking point incident last Saturday and the trip to emergency room, we are happy to say that we haven’t had any more problems with the drain- not even one little leak. It’s like the great powers above knew it was...
February 26th, 2009 | Blogs-contributors, Dan Waeger | Read More

Drain – O

For the most part, the drain has been the source of our frustration the past few days. Not the drain themselves, but the stitches were leaking last week. So on Thursday, I went to Hopkins to have the one area stitched better with 2 new stitches. Unfortunately, two days later we had one of the toughest...
February 26th, 2009 | Blogs-contributors, Dan Waeger | Read More

The Giving Tree

I told Dan recently that I feel like he is living the “The Giving Tree”. You remember the Shel Silverstein story where a tree and a boy become best friends, and the tree happily obliges the boy’s requests. He gives the boy shade, apples to eat & his branches to a build a house. The boy gets...
February 26th, 2009 | Blogs-contributors, Dan Waeger | Read More

A weekend in the drain…..

I wish I could say Meg and I had a nice relaxing weekend, enjoying each other’s company, and celebrating Valentine’s Day. Instead, our lovely Saturday was actually filled with Meghan and I learning to use the drain for the first time. The weekend was tough. I think we all thought, myself included,...
February 26th, 2009 | Blogs-contributors, Dan Waeger | Read More

Drained…..

That title is referring to both physically and mentally…. Physically – everything went well yesterday. The drain is in place! I thought the procedure was going to be the same as the temporary one, but was actually quite different. During the temp one, they just numb the area and I’m...
February 26th, 2009 | Blogs-contributors, Dan Waeger | Read More

Say What You Need To Say

I am sure that Dan will update everyone with respect to next steps with respect to treatment over the next day or so. It took awhile to sort out, but he will get the drain put in tomorrow to help with the fluid retention. And yes, he kinda looked like the pregnant man. We also don’t want people to...
February 26th, 2009 | Blogs-contributors, Dan Waeger | Read More

The Pregnant Man

I don’t mean to make a joke of my situation b/c my stomach has been very uncomfortable and even painful at times, but lately I’ve felt like the pregnant man. To start from the beginning, I have been bloated for nearly two to three weeks now. My abdomen was extended and felt very uncomfortable....
February 26th, 2009 | Blogs-contributors, Dan Waeger | Read More

Fighting Words

Many of you know that we received discouraging information from the doctor this week. I am sure we will write more about it soon, but the short story is that the doctor is very, very concerned about Dan’s latest scan. A new treatment will begin early next week. So we’ve been getting geared...
February 26th, 2009 | Blogs-contributors, Dan Waeger | Read More

Pay it Forward

In the span of just a couple of days, we’ve heard from several of the scholarship recipients from NCCF (and yes, we are working on the “Thank You” letter for 2008). We even got a picture of one of them proudly holding his check. And last night, Dan and I talked to a two-time awardee,...
February 26th, 2009 | Blogs-contributors, Dan Waeger | Read More

Over 100 Billion hamburgers served…

As I’ve said before, the week following chemotherapy I struggle to put down enough calories even with the Jack LaLanne juicer or ordering “The Hulk” at the Smoothie King. Nothing looks appealing, not even some of my healthy favorites. So when you have a green light in life to eat anything you...
February 26th, 2009 | Blogs-contributors, Dan Waeger | Read More