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A great start to 2012

March 1st, 2012 · No Comments

Normally, my wife writes all of the article for her page. However, sometimes I think it’s good to address of all you who have read or are reading about me and my fight to survive. A lot has happened since my wife last wrote everyone, so let me briefly describe some of those things. Unlike [...]

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Tags: Abilify · anniversary · Cymbalta · disabled veterans · diversity careers · everyday life · follow up · job · MRI · San Diego · snow · snowboard · snowboarding · VA

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

Everyone has something to give

May 18th, 2010 · 7 Comments

Everyone has something to give. Eye contact and a smile, holding open a door, allowing someone to go ahead of you in line, these are just a couple of ways to get the ball rolling.

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Tags: advice · everyday life · family · happy · happy ending · help · love · mood · positive · thoughts · tip · useful information

Two years ago today…An Update

July 13th, 2009 · 7 Comments

Two years ago today I was sitting in the Stanford Hospital waiting room worried that my husband might not make it through brain surgery. Since July 13, 2007 Travis has had too many medical appointments to count. He has been on too much medication, especially pain medication. He has been on Oxycontin, Duragesic pain patches, [...]

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Tags: Brain Tumor · CyberKnife · Cyberknife radiation · daughter · detox · doctor · Dr. Adler · Dr. Moon San Diego · emergency room · everyday life · family · follow up · Gabapentin · hospital · Marine · Methadone · Methadone Detox · military retirement · mood · Neurontin · Neurontin Information · Pain Management · positive · radiation · recovery · San Diego · Schwannoma military · Stanford · thankful · thoughts · Trigeminal schwannoma · tumor · update · Vicodin · Withdrawal

Methadone Withdrawal Update – He is on Day 8 today.

May 27th, 2009 · 6 Comments

It has been 8 days since Travis has been Methadone free.  The last 8 days have not been easy for Travis but he is taking things one day at a time.  While Travis has been dealing with the Methadone withdrawal he has also been tapering off of his Neurontin.  Less than a month ago he [...]

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Tags: detox · Dr. Moon San Diego · everyday life · family · Gabapentin · insomnia · memory · Methadone · Methadone Detox · mood · nerve damage · Neurontin · Neurontin Information · Pain Management · San Diego · stress · support · update · useful information · usefull info · Vicodin · Withdrawal

Bye, Bye Meth! Working to be medication free

May 22nd, 2009 · 2 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

so much to say…

August 10th, 2008 · 1 Comment

My posts have been few and far between because we have had so much going on.  All good news though…   Travis’s tumor is continuing to shrink. Travis’s double vision is improving. I got a GREAT job. We just got back from a wonderful vacation thanks to Wounded Warriors Family Support.  Check out their website [...]

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Tags: Cyberknife radiation · disabled veterans · everyday life · family

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

My daughter, my hero

February 13th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Tori was dressed in her new leotard for gymnastics; she has not gone to her gymnastic class since the holidays.  She was really excited to start her classes again.  The three of us were sitting down for dinner.  Her class was about an hour away.  Travis took a bite of his dinner and a “lightening [...]

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Tags: daughter · emergency room · everyday life · family · Tori · Victoria

The Show Must Go On!!!!

February 10th, 2008 · No Comments

We are approaching the two year mark to the day that Travis was diagnosed.  I still remember that day.  He was sitting up in a hospital bed.  I walked in the room and there were some doctors in there with him.  Then they explained to me that Travis had a brain tumor.  There was no [...]

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