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Hiatus: No news is good news

June 23rd, 2011 · 3 Comments

Time just whizzes by.  Last year my New Year’s resolution was to update this website at least once a month.  Like most New Year’s resolutions… that never happened.  It is not because I don’t care; it is a combination of being very busy and not really knowing what to write about.  My passion to help […]

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Tags: back pain · Brain Tumor · disabled veterans · education · everyday life · happy ending · Marine · Miliary brain tumor · military retirement · recovery · stress · surgery · thankful · thoughts · tumor · update · work

Bye, Bye Meth! Working to be medication free

May 22nd, 2009 · 3 Comments

I have not had time to write lately. A lot has been going on. The latest medical news on Travis is that he is tapering off his medication. Just one month ago he was taking 1000mg of Neurontin three times a day. He was also taking 5mg of Methadone twice a day. So in total […]

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Tags: back pain · Dr. Moon San Diego · everyday life · Gabapentin · help · memory · Methadone · Neurontin · Neurontin Information · Pain Management · recovery · stress · Uncategorized · Vicodin · Withdrawal

update

March 31st, 2008 · 1 Comment

So much has been going on in our lives I do not even know where to start. Travis is currently in the MEB/PEB process, in civilian term this means that he is in the process of being medically retired from the military. It also means that he must attend different classes as well as additional […]

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Tags: back · back pain · driving · everyday life · follow up · helping families · Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund · MEB · military retirement · Miramar · MRI · nerve damage · nonprofit organization · PEB · Stanford · stress · support · thankful · update

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

Surgey and return visit to the hospital

July 26th, 2007 · No Comments

So much has happened since I last wrote. I will do my best to recall the important stuff. Friday, July13, 2007 was surgery day. I had a lot of confidence in Dr. Adler but I was still so scared. Even though I should have thought of positive things all I could think about was losing […]

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Tags: back pain · doctor · emergency room · hospital · Stanford · staples · surgery