Sunday Afternoon

We need to share with you the reality that things are not so good here. After some time in which it seemed every day Ellen was getting better, we have been on a downward trend now for a couple of weeks. Ellen now feels bad much of the time. She now has considerable difficulty drinking …

Glad midsommerdag aften

We have been considerably occupied and distracted the last few days so we are a few days late writing about our Midsummers Day picnic with our dear friends the Blanco family. We went to Hartman Rocks recreation area near Gunnison, a place where it seems Ice Age hunters tried to capture big game. And 10,000 …

In the Struggle

So if you have not heard much from us, it is because we have been in the thick of the struggle. Ellen has really been feeling terrible. And the medical news is not as encouraging as we would like. Two weeks ago, Ellen started feeling really bad, with extreme pain. It led eventually to her …

A Nice Surprise

It seems that this was a quieter afternoon at the hospital. And the staff had enough time to surprise us by offering us a brief in person visit., something that has generally not been possible in recent weeks because of the COVID pandemic. We were so happy to be able to spend some time together …

La Primavera del 2020

Voy a tratar de ser breve con este mensaje y omitir gran parte de los detalles médicos. Pero hace una semana, el sábado pasado, Ellen empezó a tener dolores abdominales. En la noche empeoró, y domingo fuimos a la sala de emergencia del hospital. Allá detectaron una fiebre y nos enviaron a casa con pastillas …

A quiet time

Ellen went to the hospital today for her infusion. This was the second in this cycle of three. May 14 will be the third of three. We are pretty much at home together, almost all the time. And we are into a routine. Since Thursday is chemotherapy day, Wednesday is a day for long happy …

Today

Early Spring has come and Luke and Ellen took a long walk over the hills to Antelope Creek and sat and listened to the water gurgling and burbling and singing a special kind of Spring song  as the ice thaws and the snow melts. Antelope Creek, under the snow. The sky was brilliant blue, possibly …