It was 8 weeks yesterday that I said, "farewell" to my stomach and to celebrate, I tried to eat a piece of steak again. After cutting the beef down to tiny, delicious teriyaki marinated morsels of skirt steak and a good amount of chewing, the meat went down and stayed down. Sweet glory! The steak put up … Continue reading Cooking? #YOLO Homie.
I'm in a good mood today because I found out yesterday that my little brother Ray, tested negative for CDH1 which puts him in the clear! Now, we're just waiting on the results for my other little brother, Austin. I think his results should be in soon. With that said... Kate called the rest of … Continue reading The Best of the Farewell Stomach Tour
Well it's official! Yesterday Kate and I went in for one more meeting with our surgeon and the team of interns who will be cutting me open and straight piping my esophagus to my intestines. My surgery is officially scheduled for this coming Thursday, March 6th at 12 PM! We didn't really receive much more … Continue reading Warning: this post will make you drool a little bit…
It's our last day in Maui and today we're just soaking in our last few rays of sun as we start the countdown to surgery. I don't know if it's the time change here or if it's all starting to catch up with me, but most mornings I've been waking up way before sunrise, which … Continue reading Sunrises and Canadians
Kate and I are co-writing this blog post, so here goes: The past week has been a little bit of a whirlwind, and let me tell you, it's been an exercise in trust. I (Steve) almost didn't write this post, but I think it's important to talk through the highs and lows of this process. … Continue reading “God is Good, All the Time.”
A few years ago I was watching the Food Network and they had a special episode on food that reminds you of your childhood. Food is about nostalgia. It's why we think of chicken noodle soup when we are sick and orange soda mustaches when it's summer time. I think it's also why food is … Continue reading Donut Man and Unplanned Adventures
I've been asked how I've been doing now that I have date for surgery, and honestly, I've been really relieved to no longer be wondering when the surgeon is going to call me back and what I'm going to do about work. The thought of life changing within a month is a little overwhelming because … Continue reading F-R-I-E-N-D-S: That’s How I Spell Relief