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Entries from September 2007

Facts I learned on Oprah today

September 27th, 2007 · No Comments

On average a brain tumor cost $200,000 or more.  50% of bankruptcy is because of medical care Healthcare (costs) are the #1 cause of homelessness Healthcare costs are the#1 cause of bankruptcy  

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Tags: bankrupt · Brain Tumor · finances · health insurance · hospital · medical bills · surgery · tumor · usefull info

Don’t cry over spilled milk…or hacked websites!

September 19th, 2007 · 2 Comments

As if my life is not hectic enough.  For those who know me know that I am pretty emotional.  I think about car accidents hours after I witness them.  I make up fake stories in my head about the lives of the people involved.  I know I am crazy but my mind never stops and [...]

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Tags: advice · everyday life · hacked website · happy ending · life lesson · mood · positive · stress · thoughts · tip · usefull info · words of advice

One of Those Days…..

September 19th, 2007 · No Comments

Since last week Travis has not been feeling too well.  He describes to me that there is a lot of “tingling” and pain on the left side of his face, he has had many headaches, and he has been worn out.  He goes through these stages. Some days you would never know anything was wrong [...]

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Tags: Brain Tumor · condition · everyday life · family · left eye · memory · mood · nerve damage · nose · sad · side effect · stress · thoughts · tip · tumor · update

National Brain Tumor Foundation presentation-recap

September 15th, 2007 · 1 Comment

I went to the National Brain Tumor Foundation presentation that I mentioned in an earlier post.  I was really looking forward to going.  Then while I was driving there I started getting emotional.  As much as I thought I have accepted this new life sometimes it feels like it has to be a bad dream.  [...]

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Tags: Brain Tumor · education · help · helped us · nonprofit organization · positive · San Diego · support · thoughts · tip · tumor · usefull info · words of advice

His nose is like an ice cube.

September 11th, 2007 · 4 Comments

 Now I know that this is going to sound funny but Travis’s nose feels like an ice cube.  Not just right now, but ever since he had his first surgery.  If I touch his nose it is freezing and it kind of feels wet.  I think it is due to nerve damage.  It also runs [...]

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Tags: condition · everyday life · ice cold · nerve damage · nose · side effect · update

Brain Tumors and Radiosurgery: An Educational Program in San Diego for Patients and Families

September 11th, 2007 · No Comments

Thank you to Eric Galvez for forwarding an email to me with the below information.  I am looking forward to the presentation because Travis is going to be having CyberKnife radiation treatment this November.  ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Brain Tumors and Radiosurgery: An Educational Program for Patients and Families Saturday, September 15, 2007 – 1-5pm.  This conference is made [...]

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Tags: Brain LAB · Brain Tumor · cancer · education · family · helped us · needs · nonprofit organization · Radiosurgery · San Diego · support · Tug McGraw Foundation · tumor · usefull info

I stumbled upon two great organizations today

September 8th, 2007 · No Comments

Travis and I went to the ASR today.  The ASR is trade show that comes to San Diego twice a year.  We actually went yesterday too.  When we go we walk around to the different booths and talk with the companies about potential business deals.  On our way out today we were really tired.  Just as [...]

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Tags: brain cancer · cancer · fundraiser · Grind For Life · help · needs · nonprofit organization · our company · positive · San Diego · sarcoma · spinal cord injuries · Stand Strong Again · support · usefull info

Food and the fight against childhood cancer

September 5th, 2007 · No Comments

Come and eat some awesome food and Help support St. Jude Children’s Hospital!!! On Monday September 24, 2007 when you eat at any Chili’s they will donate ALL the days profits to St. Jude Children’s Hospital to help fight with childhood cancer. What an easy way to help with the fight. Here is the website [...]

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Tags: cancer · fundraiser · help · St. Jude Children's Hospital

How has he been doing?

September 4th, 2007 · No Comments

Travis’s nose runs and because his nose and upper lip is numb he can’t feel it.  If I notice it I let him know so that he can wipe his nose but if I miss it he finds out when his nose runs into his mouth.  Travis’s forehead is still paralyzed on the left side.  [...]

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Tags: back pain · condition · driving · everyday life · forehead · left eye · update

“Lord grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”

September 2nd, 2007 · 17 Comments

“Lord grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” (The Serenity Prayer is the common name for an originally untitled prayer written by the theologian Reinhold Niebuhr in the 1930s or early 1940s.) One day I went [...]

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Tags: everyday life · family · grandma · help · helped us · mood · positive · prayer · serenity · support · tip · Uncategorized · words of advice