Showing posts from October, 2018

To Rule it Out

         We arrived home from St. Lucia in the early hours of Sunday morning. After sixteen hours of travel, we were exhausted and quickly fell into bed until the following afternoon. Upon waking, something seemed off with Cody. He was lethargic and his color was different. This could easily be chalked up to dehydration and lack of sleep, but neither of those could explain the yellow tint in his eyes.          After a visit to the local urgent care promptly followed by a nine-hour stay at the ER, we were given a rather unexpected answer. There appeared to be a clot in a major blood vessel of his liver. I remember the ER doc bluntly stating that Cody needed to be admitted to the floor and further diagnostics to rule out cancer.  To rule out cancer.  We thought it was a joke or maybe an overzealous resident jumping the gun on a hefty diagnosis, but we agreed.          We spent that night and most of the next day impatiently waiting our turn for the fancy scan. This MRI would ta

Let's Start at the Beginning

     I've created this space to help keep everyone updated in an efficient manner, and give my mind a break from the jumble of thoughts that are constantly swirling around. I hope this will be a sufficient outlet for many questions people may have, and I want to thank you for joining us on this journey. They always say a great support system can make or break a situation, and I have to say, our support is rock solid. Some background info:            Cody and I have been together for almost four years. Our journey is unique and perfectly imperfect. If you care to learn about how our story began, you can find the details on our wedding website:                                Cody has been a process operator for Chevron Phillips Chemical since 2014. He also started his own company, Rocking C Construction, 8 months ago. I began my nursing career January of this year as an operating room RN.      We wed on September 1, 2018.