Author Archives: Sayer Dion

She Stole Our Hearts!

The very special miracle seen here is named Ruby Eleanor Smyczek, born September 2, 2015. Sayer and I have obviously had a bit of a bumpy ride over the last few years, but we couldn’t be more happy with where … Continue reading

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Happy R-Day!!

4 years ago today I ran through the kitchen at BLAH out back to answer a call from Chris’s oncologist, Dr. X. When she told me the news, I remember letting out a raw croak, followed immediately by tears. I remember  collapsing … Continue reading

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A New Type of Medical Imaging for the Smyczek Family!

Collectively, we have experienced multiple MRIs (with and without dye), X-rays, Endoscopies, and Bone Scans. Now, we get to add ultrasounds to the list and boy, are we enjoying them!   We’ve been off the grid (blog) for quite a … Continue reading

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Good things come in threes

Today marks three years in remission for this lucky guy. I’ve made a habit of having a little celebration each year on or near the anniversary. The first year Sayer and I climbed Mt. Whitney to celebrate, and I was … Continue reading

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Finding the strength: a caregiver’s perspective

I found out recently that strangers, specifically other people facing similar battles, have not only been reading this blog, but have found it helpful. So, tonight, on the eve of another MRI, I thought that I would update the blog … Continue reading

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Another Year Older

Hard to believe I’ve made it through another year, but I just went to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston for an MRI and exam, and I am still cancer free. It hasn’t been the easiest year – I’ve had … Continue reading

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Two years later: survivorship issues

It was two years ago today that I found out about the tumor. I don’t really remember that day or much of that week. But over the next few months I thought of myself as a cancer patient, then as … Continue reading

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