I am Leah and I have Bipolar Disorder. To make life even more interesting, my husband, Dan, has Stage IV Cancer. He was diagnosed at 37 and has  been in ongoing treatment for 4.5 years! We also have a healthy and rambunctious 7 year old. So follow along as we try to manage our life together and strive for love, gratitude, and joy.

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(This is a long overdue post that sat in my draft folder for over a month! Yikes!) For me, October was a blur of changing leaves and trying medications. I am really proud to say that I worked hard at getting healthier and by now, December, I am stable on some fantastic drugs (the disolve tab Lamichtal is pretty rad!) and feeling very stable, with a greater clarity of mind and ability to experience joy again. Just in time for the magical holiday season, so I truly could not feel more grateful. I am a busy worker bee with 4 jobs (more about that later!) and Raine continues to thrive in Pre-K. Dan is passing his CT scans and MRI's with flying colors, showing the cancer remains stable. We are aiming for over a year on maintenance chemo before the cancer activates again, just to prove Dan is totally amazing! He has already outlasted the average 5-8 months. We are at 10 MONTHS this Friday!

Without sounding obnoxiously editorial, please note regular posting will resume this week. Now that I have my new work schedule under my belt, I can schedule in the time to write and share. I sure do miss it! For now, I have to sign off because Raine came in my office and is insisting on sitting on my lap and "helping." I'll have him click the "publish" button. :) Oh, but first he wants to try typing for the first time:






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Happy Holidays from the Herzings!

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