Sincere apologies for the lack of posts. Selfishly, for me, this blog has been a fantastic emotional outlet since diagnosis… but for some strange reason, after Rogan graduated from treatment, it felt really good NOT to write. To live without Cancer in our life… entirely.
"Normal"… disease free living. Ahhhh….
On September 30th 2010, Rogan received her final IV Chemo & Lumbar puncture.
The crew on hand of docs & nurses surprised her with a graduation goodie bag:
30 days later was her final oral chemo. It was evening time & Casey was at the store. I set up shop; mush with bananas, milk, water & and the daily dose / array of chemo pills… approximately 5 or 6. Split emotions: joyous relief VS disgust. I don't even like to take Advil. I took a picture of the pills, cried, gave them to Rogan, explained to her what this meant & took a few pictures & videos of her:
The Make-A-Wish Foundation helped us get to Maui to celebrate Rogan's life. Friends & family made the trip as well & we pulled off the vacation of a lifetime. Thank you.
Rogan turned 4 yesterday. She is amazing. We are truly blessed to be surrounded by family & friends that supported us through this… and celebrate every day. RESPECT.
Last Summer, our good friend Jerry Ricciotti, along with his brother Danny & cousin Joe; road bicycles across the nation to raise awareness for Rogan's fight and to raise funds to assist us with her medical bills. Forever grateful.
Jerry came to visit us last week... delivered Elmo & Cookie Monster kits for the gals and thankfully shot some priceless photos & video. What a hero.