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I can’t believe it’s already July???

July 15th, 2015 · No Comments

I know I promised an article months ago, however life has been very hectic this year. It’s no excuse, so I apologize for the delay. A lot of changes have taken place this year and more changes are coming. Each year of my recovery has been interesting and has had it’s fair share of challenges. Today, I […]

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Tags: Brain Tumor · everyday life · mood · tumor · update

Happy New Year 2015!

January 2nd, 2015 · No Comments

Our apologies for losing track of time. The article we promised in mid 2014 is still in work. Life seems to pass us by before we even realize it. I definitely had several challenges during 2014, but I am hopeful 2015 will be considerably better. I’ll do my best to get an article posted this […]

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Tags: everyday life · update

Mid 2014 already?!?

July 8th, 2014 · No Comments

Article in work. Please stay tuned everyone. 😉

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Tags: everyday life · update

A great start to 2012

March 1st, 2012 · 3 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 · 16 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 · 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

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