Home again, home again, jiggety jig! July 21, 2020

We arrived home on Sunday, and we were happy to do so. I found this trip a bit more stressful than prior trips. The surgery component was very stressful for me, made easier only with my trust in our surgeon. It is a difficult thing for a parent to hand over their child and have [...]

I didn’t see this coming… July 18, 2020

Did you know being “a Karen” is a thing...a bad thing?!? I had no idea until about a month ago. I grew up knowing exactly what my name meant: 'pure one' (totally fitting if you ask me). Now being a Karen (according to Dictionary.com) is a pejorative slang term for an obnoxious, angry, entitled, and often [...]

Packing List and update July 13, 2020

Ok...today started off rather challenging in the caffeine sense. We were up at 6:00 a.m. again because we had to meet the surgeon at the hospital at 7:30, and I wanted to make sure I got there in plenty of time (he had a surgery at 8:00). I discovered an espresso machine in my hotel [...]

The night before surgery – July 14, 2020

So today was a stay-in-the room day. Having given up on my dream of a decent cup of coffee in the morning (sniff...just a minute...I need to take a moment), I lowered myself to the shame of instant coffee. Anyways despite my somewhat dissatisfied start, I was willing to face a day of isolation, food [...]

Post-Covid Travel July 12, 2020

We woke up this morning at 4:00 a.m. to get organized so we could head to the airport by 4:40. Most of the packing was already done - the tricky part was closing the suitcase. I normally take two suitcases, but we are usually here for a few months. I am thinking this will be [...]

Quick Update… July 7, 2020

Alright...things have escalated quickly for us from a week ago. We noticed last night that Ben’s tiny red dot has become more prominent and it seems to be scabbing up a bit. I sent an email to our team in Montreal at bed-time last night, and I woke up with an answer this morning. I [...]

Boy – it’s been a while! July 2, 2020

I certainly owe you guys an apology. I wanted to update you all when we arrived home and got back into routine, but....hmmm...that never happened. Instead we came home to a zombie apocalypse where toilet paper became its own currency and hand sanitizer became the new truffle. Anyways, we are home - we are safe, [...]

16. A Happy Reunion

Well - we are back home again. Ben, of course, was thrilled to see his dog again. We both came back a little tired, but we are slowly unpacking and building our new routine. I have decided to keep the structure of the school schedule at the hospital to help us stay on track with [...]