The Story

These are small stories within the bigger story of what happened to Lizzie.

What have you been doing?

Around September of 2013 I wanted to make some sort of journal for Lizzie.  I was hoping to encourage her with what she was accomplishing and help her memory.  The first journals were rather reminiscent of the journal I’d do with my first graders, a bit crude.  Hello I was on a leave of absence […]

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Just tell me

December 28, 2012, ~6AM. Dark in the room, surreal.  Lizzie laying there white and pale laying still.  Early in the morning. surreal.  Bill and I were both there.  The Chief Resident was doing early morning rounds, routine for him.  I looked at him and asked what he thought.  He looked at the monitors and all […]

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The start, my side

December 26, 2012 It was the day after Christmas and all through the house, all were sleeping quiet as mice.  I dashed off for my mammogram of all things and afterwards was going to meet Lizzie and Bill for after Christmas shopping at the mall.  Having finished quite early from the squashing of my breasts […]

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She’s awake

February 14, 2013 Dr. Waters at Kentfield Hospital where Lizzie had been transferred to from Stanford at the end of January announced Lizzie was awake from her coma.  Hm…..we thought wow, Hollywood certainly misled us to what that means.  For a while now Lizzie had been responding to my voice by raising her eyebrows.  Every […]

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Very x 6

December 28, 2012 Lizzie had been in the hospital a few days now.  We were still in a shock walking around alive but feeling dead.  Lizzie was comatose still.  They kept looking for signs.  I remember being in the hallway screaming, she’s dead and they just won’t tell me, they are afraid to tell me. […]

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Christmas Night

December 2012, Christmas Night. We had a busy Christmas morning opening Christmas gifts.  Lizzie loves giving gifts and we love receiving them.  She had bought t-shirts for Bill and Richard from Roots, a Canadian company.  The shirts were wrapped in Roots bags.  Very cute.  Lizzie had given me a beautiful scarf and some lotion from  […]

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Rainbows

November 19, 2014 Hi Christopher and Chloe, I shared my experience with Bill this morning and you are the second ones I’m sharing with.  Nearly every day I read a little part of your book.  I randomly open the book and read part of it for 5-10 minutes.    Sometimes I’ve read the section before […]

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