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.

One Week In Photos 9/16 - 9/23

The chest fluid that caused his shortness of breath. This sent him to the ER and started it all...
Morning balloons outside his room at the Newberg hospital. He also had a view of one of his most played golf courses.
Flowers for daddy once he is moved to St. Vincent's Hospital in Portland. Bummer news called for the best bouquet in Oregon -- Pollination Flowers! Dan especially loved the thistle.
After two very long days, we brought Raine to visit daddy. He was timid about daddy and his oxygen tube until sorbet was involved.
Friends left their mark on the wall in his hospital room. We had over ten super awesome visitors that week who we will forever be grateful for, for every single gesture that helped. Food, babysitting, moral support, etc. And there may or may have not been pizza and beer involved.

Dan leaves his mark, too. Snail says: Fuck Cancer.
Raine let daddy keep Mr. Fox during his stay. Nurse Melissa loved Mr. Fox so much, she bought herself kitty and had their photo taken together.

Dan enjoying a Soursop juice box. He also watched a lot of ESPN and Food Network, walked the halls, and did light yoga/stretching.
The views from the west end window were incredible to say the last...
DONA JONES ZARR: Leah and Dan you two are incredible. Yes Fuck you Cancer. I think your passion for this fight will make a difference. Thank you for letting us in on your journey to kick this bastard's ass.
MELISSA: Thank you for sharing this. You two are amazing and cancer can go fuck itself. Rock on, guys.
EDITH VLK: Praying for a complete healing Dan Love the pictures Leah keep the positive attitude.

Thank You

10 Years and 10 Days