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Monday, June 14, 2010

Were not in KY anymore......

Well, well, well. How did we end up here? Honestly, I can't say completely, and it will take quite a few posts to try and explain what has led me to A: move to New Hampshire, B: write this blog, and C: sit and watch my wife take her very first dose of chemo-therapy. I am going to use this blog for a few purposes. One is to obviously communicate details out to friends and family about our experiences and hurdles encountered and overcome during what will undoubtedly be the longest and most difficult period our lives together. Secondly, this may help ease the grimey inner demons I deal with as a primary care-giver of a "Cancer patient". I picked up a knack (or lack thereof) for writing a journal when I was in the military years ago. I found it helped take the edge off of what I found to be highly stressful situations. I haven't written in a journal or blogged (which didn't exist back then) since, and began again when this all started. Typing may not be as appeasing as writing, but we shall see if it is therapeutic enough to maintain. If not, I'll transcribe my mostly illegible notes to the blog after-the-fact. I welcome any comment and/or critisism about either content or penmanship.


  1. Dear Brent,

    I can't imagine what you are going through. Although Scott has been through the whole cancer thing, I am not really sure how I would've handled it. I am so thankful that you have the background you have, and that you are so strong. Also, that Lora has such an AWESOME Advocate in her corner. I really wish you all were in KY right now! I feel so totally helpless here and wish I could help keep the boys or do something besides sit here and wonder what I can do. I miss you all terribly and wish there was something I could do. So, for now, I will keep you in my prayers and know that I love you all and please do not hesitate to call if you want to vent or if you ever need anything.

  2. I second Scott & Amber's comments. You and Lora are a great team. Both fighters in every way. I feel completely helpless here, too, not knowing how to help. If the boys need a break and getting them to family here would be good for them, let me know. We'll work it out. There's Scott/Amber, Carol/Chris & Chris and me who can take care of Jacob & Nathan.

    Brent, we're so proud of you. You are a wonderful husband, father and son. You know your Dad isn't the kind to pick up the phone and call, however, know that he's there for you in whatever way.

    Your journal is great -- and well written, I might add. Thank you for putting your thoughts into words.