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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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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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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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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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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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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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“Cancer has been my guru…”

August 30th, 2007 · No Comments

I saw a commercial for a documentary called Crazy Sexy Cancer. I have not seen the show on tv yet but I found a place online where you can watch part of it. The girl in the documentary said something that I could really relate to. “…cancer has been my guru…it’s my teacher and it […]

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A quick tip to improve your mood

August 30th, 2007 · No Comments

I was running around this morning and started to get stressed out.  I had to run an errand so I stepped outside.  The sun was shinning and I took a breath of fresh air.  It felt so good.  So one of my thoughts for today is…If you are stressed out then take a minute, go […]

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