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Making it all possible

Saturday, November 28, 2015      6 comments

We have been home for a little over a week. Leaving Rochester was very bittersweet as I have fallen in love with that city. The people at Limb Lab, Dr. Carlson, Dr. Andrews and Steve from PT have become our friends as well as being the team that... Read more

Light at the end of the tunnel

Saturday, September 12, 2015      5 comments

Things are going really well for Nick, he going into the hospital on Wednesday for his last (and rather small) skin graph on his original stump leg. He was casted for his new prosthetic on the newest one yesterday and getting it Monday, he will ... Read more

Having a hard time

Saturday, August 15, 2015      4 comments

Well I will first update on Nick's progress then go on to explain my title. On the 23 of July Nick had his other leg amputated, it was his choice his leg was holding him back from what he wanted to do which is walk. This procedure also took the ... Read more

My Hero (video blog)

Wednesday, June 03, 2015      8 comments

Nick using the walker for the first time, He approaches everything he does with such vigor, he is always been like this. He wants the doctors now to amputate his other leg as his foot is not useful and he feels it is slowing him down. He has no ... Read more

Very Grateful

Tuesday, May 19, 2015      9 comments

On Thursday May 14th my son took his first steps in a year and a half. He of course amazed everyone by going back and forth down the parallel bars a couple of times. I was so busy trying to capture the moment on video with my phone and snap chat... Read more


Tuesday, April 07, 2015      4 comments

On Friday my son will be casted for his prosthetic, he is so excited to finally be at this stage of his recovery and so am I. I had to go home last week for a oncology check up, so far so good except the doctor wants me to have a MRI done on my ... Read more


Sunday, March 01, 2015      5 comments

Greetings from Rochester Mn, I weigh myself today and I am down 14.7 pounds since starting this at the New Year. It has been slow going compared to all the exercise I have done, and I have never worked out this long of a streak and was getting d... Read more

Looking Good

Friday, February 20, 2015      7 comments

My son is out of the hospital and we are back at the hotel, we did the first dressing change since the surgery and his legs look amazing, we are so pleased, it is the lift we both needed. We will be up here for quite awhile which is difficult be... Read more

Not just another Saturday

Sunday, February 08, 2015      7 comments

Yesterday we buried my Dad, we got the call that prior Monday so we were both able to come home. The service was very nice, my Dad served in the Army so he got full honors and a flag that lined his casket. My son bought him a Chicago Cubs Ron Sa... Read more

Greetings From Mayo

Friday, January 30, 2015      8 comments

We've been here since Sunday, My son's 1st surgery is Feb 11th so we will be up here for quite awhile, he will have skin graphing with time for recovery, then bladder surgery with a 3 month recovery then surgery on his ankle, in between working ... Read more


Monday, January 19, 2015      8 comments

Today I want to write about my Dad. My parents were married 63 years when my Mom passed away, they taught me that marriage can last . Towards the end of my Mom's life she developed alzheimer's and my Dad would be the one to take care of her. My ... Read more

My New Life

Wednesday, January 07, 2015      7 comments

Well the last time I wrote on my blog I was working in a job that I hated and going on weekends to be with my son in the hospital, as of May I walked away from my job to take care of my son, it seemed like I was the only one he could count on to... Read more

Starting a new chapter

Saturday, April 05, 2014      10 comments

I can't believe it has been that long since my last update!! Time has really flew by lately I am back to work, had to leave my son at Advocate because my FMLA was up, it was the most heartbreaking time in my life. I only go up for weekends now I... Read more

Getting there

Wednesday, February 19, 2014      10 comments

Well I only have 2 more weeks left of my FMLA with my son, I am happy to say he continues to be an inspiration, that is words taken out of all his nurses and doctors. We have the whole left leg that is now grafted and a small amount on the right... Read more

Hello Everyone

Monday, January 27, 2014      13 comments

Coming to you from the freezing town of Park Ridge. The skin graphs and femur bon fix are healing quite well, my son is such a strong guy and for the most part has kept a positive attitude thru all this, he does have his down times when it all g... Read more

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