A overview of Beadin's cancer journey for new readers.
For 518 days we have avoided the curious toddler from getting in to the slew of dangerous medical items passing in and out of our house. Vials of blood thinner, injection needles, liquid chemo, pills of steroids, all have passed through our home carefully and escaped the grasps of the toddler. Until the other night.… Continue reading We have worked [518 days] without an accident.
I have a post that I can't finish. Part of the reason is that I don't know what else to say, but I know it is not complete. It just hangs there with more to be said and no words worth saying. But more than that, I feel like it seeps into a part of… Continue reading Privacy concerns.
There are a million and one different ways to help support your child's body while experiencing Leukemia. Ranging from fleeing to Mexico and finding a holistic cancer clinic to indulging on hospital cafeteria milkshakes at every appointment, the choices are vast. You can also spend hours, upon hours, (upon hours) reading the literature on the… Continue reading Integrative Choices Part 1: Food
If you want to loose weight this year, I’m with you. I know. It’s so uncouth. The Body Positivity and Female Empowerment movements would have my head. It’s not about weight! Love the skin your in! I've seen social media plastered with these messages for the last couple of weeks. And I agree. It’s not… Continue reading Here’s to less weight in 2020!
Continued from this post: https://summerofsilence.com/2019/11/05/what-leukemia-looks-like-now-day-287-part-one/ Lifestyle: Sauna: 3-4 times a week Beaudin (And Jude) take a 20 minute, 130 deg sauna. We found a like-new, but priced-used (win!) Near-infrared sauna on Craigslist this summer and although it's not the most feng shui piece in our house, neither is cancer. The reasons to sauna are endless… Continue reading What Leukemia looks like now: Day 287 Part Two
Today Beaudin is 287 days post-diagnosis. He has 508 days until the end of his treatment and 1,204 days before the medical model will consider him "cured", 5 years post diagnosis. He is on day 43 of his first cycle of Maintenance. He will have 7 cycles culminating in March of 2021. Appointments: Beaudin has… Continue reading What Leukemia looks like now: Day 287 Part One
Yesterday it was windy. And I hate the wind, bc that's what normal people do. And so naturally I just wanted to stay inside, let the kids watch t.v., or whatever needed to happen so that I could be productive when out of nowhere, something took over me. I asked Beau if he wanted to… Continue reading A walk in the wind.
“Beau, I’ll give you $1 if when you see Miley, you give her a high five." At this point, I am not beyond bribery. I knew that our instagram friends would be at clinic, and although I get to see them on instagram almost daily, Beau doesn’t have much experience with them. Sure, he’s heard… Continue reading Authentic Affection
Its been a busy couple of weeks in the Larrabee household and by busy I mean normal, and by normal I mean we survived our first seasonal illness. Last night was the first night that all parties have slept straight through from bedtime to morning, and let me just take a moment to reiterate that… Continue reading The lab is open 24 hours.