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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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Tags: advice · everyday life · happy ending · life lesson · mood · positive · stress · thankful · thoughts · words of advice

More progress

December 10th, 2007 · 2 Comments

Things are changing.  Travis’s eye is improving.  It is starting to turn out.  It almost looks like it did before he had his second surgery.  His eye lid is still droopy and he still can’t raise his left eyebrow.  The droopiness can be fixed but he has to wait until there is not anymore progress.  […]

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Tags: everyday life · family · holiday · positive · thankful · update

Happy Halloween

October 31st, 2007 · No Comments

Wishing everyone a Happy Halloween!  I am writing today to show you that even though the diagnosis is life changing, life does go on.  I do my best to keep “business as usual” around here.  Being diagnosed does not mean your life is over, it just means that it is going to be a little […]

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Tags: Brain Tumor · everyday life · family · Halloween · holiday · life lesson · mood · thoughts · words of advice

Indiana and the California (Rancho Bernardo) wild fires

October 25th, 2007 · 1 Comment

In the last week I have been in Indiana, San Diego and Los Angeles.  The three of us went for a visit to Indiana.  The trip was such a gift.  Seeing my husband hug his grandpa after not seeing him for years made my eyes water.  The entire trip was great.  We visited my husband’s […]

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Tags: advice · everyday life · family · fresh air · grandma · happy ending · Indiana · life lesson · love · mood · positive · priorities · Rancho Bernardo · San Diego · stress · trip · update · vacation · visit · wild fires · words of advice

A little update

October 15th, 2007 · No Comments

Travis seems to be doing better.  At first I thought that he had reached a plateau, it has not seemed like anything new had changed.  That is part of the reason that I have not written.  But then I realized something this morning.  He had two long days in a row and he woke up […]

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Tags: condition · everyday life · family · friends · Miramar · Miramar Air Show · San Diego · San Diego Wild Animal Park

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