Husband Report

We went to San Francisco for a follow up visit with our star radiation oncologist. The doctor reports that all looks good and released us to the world.

Third leg of the treatment stool is finished. Patient is good and healing. Appetite is back, color in her cheeks, a little bounce in the step. A glass of wine with dinner, desert for sure!

We are excited to be out and about again. She’s back on the tennis court with her usual ferocity and no doubt will start running/hiking/boating/camping and fishing. Well maybe I got carried away with the camping part.

It’s time for our family to live in peace with good caring and nurturing friends and family.

We learned a lot about ourselves and others throughout this process. Many stepped up, some fell away. We are different. We are focused on a calm existence. We appreciate the simple things not the material things. Less not more.

We will make choices out of good feelings not obligation.

Health is a gift and not to be taken for granted for a moment.

Many thanks and much love for all of you who read BrooksideBuzz, stepped up for us when we needed help, just called to say we are thinking of you, sent food when it was not expected, took Finally Five out for a playdate, just were there.

That’s all that we really needed, just to know that you were there and communicating and praying for the end of this medical journey.Hugs to all. Over and out.


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  1. says

    Dear Hol,JJ and Finally Five,

    We are thrilled that you reached this milestone!Enjoy every moment of every day!!!You deserve only the best that life has to offer!

    We love and miss you!!!!
    Love Always,
    Jody and the boys

  2. Andrea says

    You and your family have been in my thoughts and prayers and I am so happy to read this update. I have been following the BrooksideBuzz and have learned so much as well ashad my heart ache for you. Thank you for your honesty. You are an amazing woman Hollye and so lucky to have an equally amazing family. I hope someday our paths can cross again…

  3. Nan and Hilary Jacob says

    A great homecoming from an inspirational, and because of Brookside Buzz, an educational journey. Thank you for sharing with us so much of your life…the ups (SL's), the downs (chemo-sobby) with honesty and grace. I met a woman, a bereaved mother, who also experienced a BC journey and she calls herself not a BC survivor but a BC thriver. She is passionate about "thriving" and like you, she is one tough cookie…an amazing force of nature with a smile that lights up the room and warms the soul.
    Wishing you all the joys of getting back to the things you love with of course, the people you love and who love you!

  4. Linda and Ron Galowi says

    Hollye and Jeff,
    We are thrilled for the good report and wish you much love. Thank you for sharing such a personal time in
    your lives in such a beautiful,funny, honest and inspiring way. Ron and Linda

  5. Lorena says

    I am ecstatic!!! I can only imagine how your precious family must be feeling!! Love you all so much, and can NOT wait to see you, Hollye, and Finally Five again! Ready for more Chicken Fontina?

  6. roxie solakian says

    Hollye I am so happy to have had the opportunity to follow along with you and your family durning this time You are my modern day Emma Bombeck!!!!!!!!! Thank You for your consent inspirations and honesty. Look forward to hiking and tennis. oxoxoxoxRinspirarations

  7. alex b says

    I agree with holly c. definitly fridge worthy! And thank you Brookside Buzz. You are a comforting source of inspiration and valuable information as our family travels a similar journey.

  8. Kim says

    Wow! Thanks for the report. A+!!! Enjoy the changes and the 'newly found normal' rather than the 'back to normal'!!


  9. Holly c says

    i think I will cut this out and place it on the refrigerator . Great lessons for us all. Thank you HOTY…..
    Xxholly c