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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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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

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

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

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

Some Brain Tumor and Caregiver Information

November 1st, 2007 · No Comments

I found some useful information on www.caregiver.org.  ©Family Caregiver Alliance http://www.caregiver.org/caregiver/jsp/content_node.jsp?nodeid=568   Definitions A brain tumor is a collection of damaged cells that multiply out of control within the brain. Also called a neoplasm, growth, mass or lesion, a brain tumor is classified as either primary or secondary (metastatic), and can be benign or malignant. […]

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Tags: advice · brain cancer · Brain Tumor · cancer · condition · education · family · Links · Radiosurgery · surgery · tip · tumor · usefull info

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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