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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

Happy New Year!!

January 1st, 2011 · No Comments

We would like to thank everyone for your continued support. Travis is doing much better, but is still struggling from time to time. Happy New Year to everyone and may this year be very successful and productive. -The King family

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Tags: happy · Rancho Bernardo · San Diego · support · thankful

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

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

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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Tags: Brain Tumor · education · help · helped us · nonprofit organization · positive · San Diego · support · thoughts · tip · tumor · usefull info · words of advice

Brain Tumors and Radiosurgery: An Educational Program in San Diego for Patients and Families

September 11th, 2007 · No Comments

Thank you to Eric Galvez for forwarding an email to me with the below information.  I am looking forward to the presentation because Travis is going to be having CyberKnife radiation treatment this November.  ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Brain Tumors and Radiosurgery: An Educational Program for Patients and Families Saturday, September 15, 2007 – 1-5pm.  This conference is made […]

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Tags: Brain LAB · Brain Tumor · cancer · education · family · helped us · needs · nonprofit organization · Radiosurgery · San Diego · support · Tug McGraw Foundation · tumor · usefull info

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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Tags: brain cancer · cancer · fundraiser · Grind For Life · help · needs · nonprofit organization · our company · positive · San Diego · sarcoma · spinal cord injuries · Stand Strong Again · support · usefull info

FUNDRAISER for Brooke Williams in San Diego, CA

August 31st, 2007 · No Comments

FUNDRAISER FOR BROOKE WILLIAMS The Charger’s # 1 Fan (see photo’s)   LUNCH AND RAFFLE AT THE SKYBOX SPORTS GRILL Fox News will be covering this event CIRCLE THE DATE IN RED ON YOUR CALENDAR Saturday, September 8, 2007   11:00am to 1:30pm THE EVENT Location: Lunch at the SkyBox Sports Grill 4809 Clairemont Drive (Next […]

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Tags: brain cancer · Brooke Williams · child · fundraiser · girl · help · hospital · needs · San Diego · support