What We Haven’t Told You

Long time, no blog post. Sorry about that! We have been very busy the last couple of months. And are actually back at Mayo as I write this. Let me catch you up!


Hank the tank.

After Shawn’s [8.5 hour] surgery, he spent 5 days in the Mayo Clinic Hospital. He has a gnarly 18-inch scar, about 39 fewer lymph nodes, and a story to tell! Shawn’s recovery went shockingly well. He didn’t have any complications post surgery and was able to manage his pain really well from the get-go. I’ve said it before and I will say it again, my husband is a rockstar. Shawn was finally able to return back to work the beginning of December after being on leave for 7.5 months. It has been really refreshing to have a somewhat normal life back. We spent Thanksgiving and Christmas surrounded by so many family members and friends. It was wonderful! And we even added a furry little friend to our family. On our 2 year anniversary, Shawn surprised me with the greatest gift, an 8 week old Boston Terrier. We named him Hank! (more…)

Stay Home 2018

Today is Black Friday Stay Home 2018, and many of you are hoping to get a few deals. Here’s a handful of things you may want to look at, and a small collection of things I noticed at Amazon (side note: do not think this is a reflection of a personal wish list). Some of these links will give me a small kickback, so if you’re looking at any of these purchases, please use these links. Bonus: You don’t have to leave the house. (more…)

Thanks From Trials

This has been a challenging year. I never imagined I’d have to deal with cancer, yet here I am getting ready to return to work next week. It’s a little cliche to do a generic thankful post on Thanksgiving like everyone else, but I’m doing it anyway. Here are some of my thanks from trials this year. (more…)