We went to the 7 PM Christmas Eve church service at Live Oak Unitarian Universalist Church and had a wonderful evening with friends. Earlier in the day, amongst Christmas presents arriving from afar, we received a box of 200 LiveStrong wrist bands – 100 each adult and youth. We brought the whole box in the [...]
Archive for December, 2004
It’s all good. We delayed Spencer’s chemotherapy by three days so I could fly up to Iowa with the boys to join Rachel for her mother’s funeral. That makes this week the start of eight weeks of “Interim Maintenance #1” which is less stressful physically than the past two months or the upcoming delayed intensification [...]
Rachel’s mother, Diane Brimmer, passed away on Monday, December 13, 2004, from metastatic breast cancer. She leaves behind her husband Frank, children Rachel Sartin and Arnie Brimmer, and grandchildren Spencer Robert Sartin and Jacob Francis Sartin. Diane had breast cancer two years ago and it returned in her liver and lungs earlier this Fall. She [...]
Rachel is out of town and Friday, December 10, was procedure day. Our Lance Armstrong LiveStrong wrist bands arrived last week. Spencer brought a dozen to Dr. Sharp’s and the day surgery to give away. Somehow, while I was drinking my latte, a hospital employee wound up taking him through day surgery passing out wrist [...]
I am between two worlds in a world of my own. I am alone at a Super 8 Motel in Wichita, KS. Tonight I have left the world of being a father of a child with cancer. I am on my way to the world of my mother-in-law’s cancer.
Rachel’s mother, Diane, has been in the [...]