Didn’t See That Coming: A New Virus and A New Roadblock

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A little over a week ago, my morning alarm went off, and I rolled over in bed to see a new alert on my phone. A new test result from my previous day’s bloodwork was back. I wasn’t concerned, but I promptly logged in to see my results out of sheer curiosity. Cytomegalovirus IgM Value […]

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Appointment No. 2 : Awakening Old Wounds

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When I learned a couple of weeks ago that today would be the day that I would have a balloon, camera, and other foreign objects/substances stuck inside me, I knew that even though these were necessary procedures to figure out what the heck is going on “down there,” I probably wasn’t going to enjoy the […]

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Acceptance: The Key to Coping with Whatever Comes Your Way

As we approach election day, plenty of us are caught in a whirlwind of emotions. While every election holds importance, this one feels paramount for many people. I’m not going to dive into the various reasons why, because this would turn into a very long and emotional post. And I’m just not equipped to go […]

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And So it Begins

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Welcome to Mom2, a chronicle of the twists, turns, bumps, and hills that my wife and I are encountering on our journey to build our family. This facet of my life, I felt, deserved its own stand-alone home on this site for a multitude of reasons. The most prominent one being that although growing, the […]

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Who Knew Enjoying Life Could be so Simple?

Lounging next to a fire with Nordic melodies filling the space, I have to say that this snowy, January morning is what dreams are made of. It was a slow morning, beginning with a long husky snuggle where I combed my fingers through her multi-colored fur, marveling at how such a beautiful creature exists. I […]

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Appointment No. 1: The Necessity of Knowing What You’re Getting Into


It’s finally here. After months of anticipation, the day of our initial consultation appointment is here. After a less-than-restful night’s sleep, I wake up well before my alarm, work-out, and shower. Whether I’m doing asymmetrical lunges, feeding the dogs, shampooing my hair, or powering up my work computer, all I can seem to think about […]

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When there’s no longer a point of return

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And when we stop looking back and open our eyes to the now with consideration of the future, we give ourselves the ability to recalibrate, refocus, and experience rebirth.

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