Opportunities, PTSD & Vikings: Day After Surgery

I remember thinking people would probably send carnations. We would probably receive a “Get Well Soon” flower delivery or two. Keith would wake up groggy and be in some pain. He would have sutures and a surgery wound to deal with, and he would be sore. It would take time to get his gut workingContinue reading “Opportunities, PTSD & Vikings: Day After Surgery”

Opportunities, PTSD & Vikings: Surgery Eve

August 9, 2015, was a Sunday. We packed a bag or two to head to the hospital early on Monday morning. Keith completed all the pre-surgery protocols the week prior, so he was ready. Check-in would be bright and early. Keith’s colon cancer (adenocarcinoma) was discovered at a “routine” colonoscopy. I use quotation marks becauseContinue reading “Opportunities, PTSD & Vikings: Surgery Eve”

Opportunities, PTSD, and Vikings

On or about this day 6 years ago, July 2015, Keith and I were standing in the front yard when the gastro doctor called. They found colon cancer in Keith after a routine colonoscopy, probably Stage 2, and it had to come out. It was hot outside. We were bewildered. Surgery was in order. AContinue reading “Opportunities, PTSD, and Vikings”