Triathlon is the passion that brought us together. 2015 starts a different journey.

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This article came across my twitter feed this morning. It was a good segue.

I had a long blog drafted up about the insurance question. It's because "Do you have insurance?" was...

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The cancer journey can be overwhelming. The day to day. The hospital stays. Answering emails, calls, texts. It has the potential to be more-so in the day and age of connectivity. Early on, I realized that the digital overload could be overwhelming. It's true.

Honestly, the outpouring of...

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I have procrastinated writing this blog or update. And, I've procrastinated because many of you who are following along are here because of sport. In particular, triathlon. And maybe more in particular elite triathlon. This blog is about...

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It's a bit fitting that it's Friday 13th, though if there was another bad luck day it was the 12th. Good news on Friday 13th is that Amy is 'dentally cleared' for her stem cell transplant.

Amy had her follow-up at MD Anderson with the...

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"There's no modesty around here" is how one of the Drs put it before we left the hospital the 2nd time. That was over 2 weeks ago. Last Sunday we ended up back at Seton. After the 1st consolidation round of chemo, Amy had some fevers on Sunday. When you are neutropenic and you have a fever, bad...

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Overwhelmingly, the question has been "What can I (we) do to help?" We don't know for sure. What we do know is that this is a long journey that we are just starting. Long hospital stays, chemotherapy, bone marrow transplantion are all part of it. And, there will be many other things come up...

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Amy is not one to go 1/2 way on things. She held one of the more recent records on the 7th floor of Seton Main. 45 days in room #704. It was the record for longest stay. Of course they don't keep official records. It's not like when she held 1 or 2 IM bike course records.

According to the...

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First off...the image is NOT Amy. I acquired it from a google search of 'funny hospital gown pictures'. Apologies to the gentleman in the picture if he somehow finds this blog.

Amy is back on the 7th floor of Seton for 'consolidation therapy'. What is that you might ask? Once Leukemia is...

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