Here are the posts that describe events in this timeline in chronological order:

1. Let’s start at the beginning…

2. Can a man get a bed?

3. Is it bad when the ER staff recognizes you?

4. Different “D”-Day, different bomb

5. Head ’em up.  Move ’em out.  Oh, wait a minute…

6. You look too healthy to be a cancer patient

7. Prep? What prep?

8. I’m F.I.N.E. (freaked out, insecure, neurotic, and emotional)

Important Dates:

March 24 – Initial Symptoms

April 3 – First Doctor’s Visit (Patients First)

April 4 – First Digestive Disease Clinic Visit (doctor)

April 18 – Second Digestive Disease Clinic Visit (nurse practitioner)

April 24 – Third Digestive Disease Clinic Visit (doctor)

May 1 – Upper Endoscopy Performed

May 1 – First Hospitalization (Tallahassee Memorial Hospital)

May 5 – Discharged from Hospital

May 9 – Second Hospitalization (Tallahassee Memorial Hospital)

May 11 – Colonoscopy (Lower Endoscopy) Performed

May 12 – Colon Cancer Diagnosis

May 14 – Discharge from Tallahassee Memorial Hospital

May 15 – Initial Consult with Surgeon (Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville)

May 15 – Mayo Hospital Admission

May 17 – Surgery

May 24 – Discharged from Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville

May 25 – First PET Scan and Consultation with Oncologist

May 30  – Riley’s Birthday

June 7 – Chemo Round 1

June 28 – Chemo Round 2

July 19 – Chemo Round 3, Scan #2

August 9 – Chemo Round 4

August 30 – Chemo Round 5, Scan #3

September 20 – Chemo Round 6

October 11 – Chemo Round 7, Scan #4


3 responses

  1. Hello, I wanted to let you know I’m very sorry to hear of your loss of your dear husband. Your blog has helped me. It’s very true and very real. My mom was diagnosed with anal cancer in June. It’s late stage 4, spread to the liver. They have told is it’s not curable, and because of complications and her weak body the agrressive rounds of chemo keep getting stopped or postponed. This disease is horrible, and am only starting to see a lil bit of what you went thru. What I’ve taken away from your blog most is to be in and enjoy those good moments that happen in the bad. I really appreciate you for that and I hope you and your children are well.

    Lynette xo

    1. Lynette,
      Thank you so much for your kind words. I’m so sorry to hear that your family is also facing this horrible disease. I pray you will find strength as you and your mother face obstacles small and large.
      I am thankful that our experience was able to be helpful for others when we have felt so incredibly helpless ourselves.
      Warmest regards,

  2. LeAnne, Thank you for sharing this time in your life. So many pieces resonated with personal experiences. Cancer is so dreadful.

    I hope you and the kids are doing well. I would love to learn about your endeavor and how you are doing. Be well.

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