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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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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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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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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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CT Scan, Good News, Long Day

November 7th, 2007 · No Comments

Today started early.  Travis had a CT Scan at 7:15am.  He took an Ativan before the appointment so that he could be relaxed.  We arrived at the Radiation Therapy unit and checked in.  They took us back into an area where they introduced their selves, took a picture of Travis for identification purposes, and started […]

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Back at Stanford for a follow up with his surgeon.

November 6th, 2007 · No Comments

Today we traveled up to Stanford.  Travis saw his neurosurgeon for the first time since the summer. He gave Travis’s progress a “B+”.  He said that he expects Travis’s eye to come back to normal.  He also expects his forehead to wrinkle again. Overall, the appointment went well.  We saw an MRI pre-surgery and compared it […]

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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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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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National Brain Tumor Foundation presentation-recap

September 15th, 2007 · 1 Comment

I went to the National Brain Tumor Foundation presentation that I mentioned in an earlier post.  I was really looking forward to going.  Then while I was driving there I started getting emotional.  As much as I thought I have accepted this new life sometimes it feels like it has to be a bad dream.  […]

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I stumbled upon two great organizations today

September 8th, 2007 · No Comments

Travis and I went to the ASR today.  The ASR is trade show that comes to San Diego twice a year.  We actually went yesterday too.  When we go we walk around to the different booths and talk with the companies about potential business deals.  On our way out today we were really tired.  Just as […]

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