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Entries from August 2007

FUNDRAISER for Brooke Williams in San Diego, CA

August 31st, 2007 · No Comments

FUNDRAISER FOR BROOKE WILLIAMS The Charger’s # 1 Fan (see photo’s)   LUNCH AND RAFFLE AT THE SKYBOX SPORTS GRILL Fox News will be covering this event CIRCLE THE DATE IN RED ON YOUR CALENDAR Saturday, September 8, 2007   11:00am to 1:30pm THE EVENT Location: Lunch at the SkyBox Sports Grill 4809 Clairemont Drive (Next […]

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Tags: brain cancer · Brooke Williams · child · fundraiser · girl · help · hospital · needs · San Diego · support

“Cancer has been my guru…”

August 30th, 2007 · No Comments

I saw a commercial for a documentary called Crazy Sexy Cancer. I have not seen the show on tv yet but I found a place online where you can watch part of it. The girl in the documentary said something that I could really relate to. “…cancer has been my guru…it’s my teacher and it […]

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Tags: everyday life · family · mood · support · thoughts · tip · usefull info · words of advice

“I’m sorry. I lost my train of thought”

August 30th, 2007 · No Comments

Today was pretty normal for us.  Tori went to school, her picture day was today.  Travis and I ran some errands and we spent the rest of our time on the computers.  Travis is such a strong guy.  He never makes any excuses.  Brain surgery hardly slowed him down.  Hours after his surgery he was […]

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Tags: condition · memory · sad · side effect

A quick tip to improve your mood

August 30th, 2007 · No Comments

I was running around this morning and started to get stressed out.  I had to run an errand so I stepped outside.  The sun was shinning and I took a breath of fresh air.  It felt so good.  So one of my thoughts for today is…If you are stressed out then take a minute, go […]

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Tags: fresh air · help · mood · thoughts · tip

Stay positive and never give up hope

August 30th, 2007 · 1 Comment

I got a touching email today from the brain tumor mailing list.  Here it is: (I was) Diagnosed with a glioblastoma multiforme in my R frontal lobe I was given 3-6 mos to live by one doc. That was 20 years ago, hmmm…..  I wonder what woulda happened if I had listened to him and […]

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Tags: brain cancer · email · mood · positive · support · thoughts · usefull info

Amazing, exceptional, outstanding, incomparable, remarkable Doc!!!!

August 29th, 2007 · No Comments

The list goes on and on. I am going to write more about him but this man does not deserve to wait. I can’t imagine getting through all of this without the guidance and support of Travis’s flight surgeon. I am going to call him “Doc” for privacy reasons…..I am not sure how he would […]

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Tags: Doc · doctor · helped us · support

It’s been a while so here is an update

August 29th, 2007 · No Comments

We are back home in San Diego. It is so nice to be home. Tori started the 5th grade. Travis is still home and doing great. I applied for a few jobs. I am still not 100% sure that I am ready to go back to work but we will make that decision when the […]

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Tags: everyday life · family · work

Breaks for people with cancer and their families

August 29th, 2007 · 1 Comment

I receive daily emails from a brain tumor website. Everything I have read on the site is about people who have brain cancer. We are very fortunate that my husband’s tumor is benign. I received the below information in an email from the brain cancer website. CANCER FUND OF AMERICA- Provides all FREE basic living […]

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Tags: brain cancer · free stuff · needs · scholarship · usefull info

Under Construction but here is something to get you started.

August 26th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Over a year ago he was diagnosed with a Schwannoma tumor. He was in perfect health otherwise and we were completely shocked when the doctors told us that he had a “brain tumor.” We were told that he needed surgery so we followed the doctors’ recommendation. He had an 11 hour surgery and a long […]

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Tags: Uncategorized

Today was a better day

August 11th, 2007 · No Comments

Today was a much better day.  We woke up and Travis was feeling pretty good.  We got dressed and went to the Winchester House.  I had always wanted to go to this house, ever since I was a kid.  I was so excited once we got there.  I read a few reviews about it online […]

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Tags: day trip · everyday life · Winchester House