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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

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

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

The tumor is completely gone!!!!

March 25th, 2009 · 5 Comments

Travis went to Palo Alto on Monday to have an MRI.  On Tuesday he saw Dr. Adler and was told that his tumor is completely gone.  As exciting as it is I still don’t think it has sunk in all the way. In my opinion, this is proof that CyberKnife radiation works.  It is the […]

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Tags: brain cancer · Brain Tumor · cancer · CyberKnife · Cyberknife radiation · Dr. Adler · radiation · Radiosurgery · recovery · Schwannoma military · Stanford · Trigeminal schwannoma · tumor · update

He got back on a snowboard

January 3rd, 2008 · No Comments

Dr. Adler (Travis’s neurosurgeon) said that his goal for Travis was to get him back on a snowboard.  Well not even six months after his surgery Travis got back on the mountain after a two season hiatus.  It was great to see him snowboarding again.  I am so glad that this was not permanently taken […]

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Tags: Big Bear · condition · recovery · snow · snowboard · snowboarding · update