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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

Methadone Withdrawal Update – He is on Day 8 today.

May 27th, 2009 · 6 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

Wonky_Eye_SD…Follow me on Twitter

April 22nd, 2009 · No Comments

I have not been able to keep up with this website like I would like to, so I came up with an alternative…Wonky Tweets.  You can read short updates on the right side of my page under the heading “Wonky Tweets“.  You can  also click on Wonky Tweets and see all of my  Twitter updates.   [...]

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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

Filling in some of what has gone on over the last month

May 19th, 2008 · 1 Comment

I feel so guilty that I have not been able to update the website.  We have been really busy with all sorts of things.  Since my last update we have traveled to Stanford, I have been working on finishing my classes; we opened a kiosk, and did a bunch of other stuff.  I just can’t [...]

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Tags: Dr. Adler · Miliary brain tumor · our company · Schwannoma military · Stanford · tumor · update

update

March 31st, 2008 · 1 Comment

So much has been going on in our lives I do not even know where to start. Travis is currently in the MEB/PEB process, in civilian term this means that he is in the process of being medically retired from the military. It also means that he must attend different classes as well as additional [...]

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Tags: back · back pain · driving · everyday life · follow up · helping families · Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund · MEB · military retirement · Miramar · MRI · nerve damage · nonprofit organization · PEB · Stanford · stress · support · thankful · update

2 MRIs and lots of worries

January 25th, 2008 · No Comments

Today Travis is getting 2 MRIs, one of his back and one of his head.  So many things are runnng through our heads.  It is hard to stay positive right now.  We want to hear that everything is clear but we hate to get our hopes up.  Yesterday we also were advised that his days [...]

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Tags: back · head · job · MRI · stress · update · work

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

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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