Thursday, November 22, 2012


One of our favorite holidays is Thanksgiving. Mostly I think because we have so much to be thankful for.  Ted is still here after more than six years and still going strong. We have a roof over our heads, and I am gainfully employed doing what I love.  Our other family members are doing well too, so that's all that really counts to us. 

Ted and I  spent a quiet day at home.  I normally cook up a storm, but work has taken up a lot of my extra energy this quarter (I teach), so this year, I bought the entire dinner from my favorite local sustainable, organic store, New Seasons.  (Shhh--I don't normally do that.)

This weekend we will be busy with friends.  We have a post Thanksgiving party to attend and a champagne brunch with friends.  We are looking forward to both. 

If you noticed, I haven't posted much lately.  That's a side effect of my returning to work.  Ted is still doing well.  Recently he was feeling fatigued, like he felt two years ago when they realized that his adrenal system had been damaged by radiation, so I made an appointment with his endocrinologist.  After a series of blood work, they determined he was hyperthyroid again, so they upped his meds and he's like new again.   I'm so thankful for modern medicine! 


  1. I'm so thankful that your family is doing so well. Today is the 6-month anniversary of our 21-year old daughter's craniotomy to remove a GBM on her right frontal lobe. She has really done very well and sites like yours have given me and my family so much hope and inspriation. Continued good health and good luck to you. I have you on my prayer list every night!

  2. I also am thankful to be able to learn about Ted's GBM survival story. My husband also has had the same cancer. Right frontal lobe also and his surgery was Sept 2011. In Dec we just had the first MRI that showed a spot again. They are not sure what it is so a followup MRI will be done in March. He will be 57 in March. We are praying for good results. Thank you Katy and Ted for sharing your story. Ted sent me an encouraging email response when i emailed him soon after Dan's surgery and i sure appreciated it.
    Dan and Cindy


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