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TriCare Can Pay for Travel Expenses

February 24th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Travis has a check-up next month with his neurosurgeon at Stanford.  When we got the insurance approval in the mail I noticed on the bottom of the letter from TriCare that it mentioned that travel reimbursement maybe be available if you are traveling more than 100 miles from your PCP.  Travis called the number on [...]

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Tags: doctor · follow up · health insurance · medical bills · MRI · Stanford · Trigeminal schwannoma · Uncategorized · usefull info · visit

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

Pictures

November 5th, 2007 · No Comments

Slowly but surely I am getting pictures uploaded.  Please check them out and continue checking back to see more pictures.  Right now I have some of the pictures up of Travis after his second surgery.  I have a lot more to upload and I will do my best to document Travis’s radiation experience. Check out [...]

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Tags: pictures · radiation · Radiosurgery · surgery · usefull info

Some Brain Tumor and Caregiver Information

November 1st, 2007 · No Comments

I found some useful information on www.caregiver.org.  ©Family Caregiver Alliance http://www.caregiver.org/caregiver/jsp/content_node.jsp?nodeid=568   Definitions A brain tumor is a collection of damaged cells that multiply out of control within the brain. Also called a neoplasm, growth, mass or lesion, a brain tumor is classified as either primary or secondary (metastatic), and can be benign or malignant. [...]

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Tags: advice · brain cancer · Brain Tumor · cancer · condition · education · family · Links · Radiosurgery · surgery · tip · tumor · usefull info

Facts I learned on Oprah today

September 27th, 2007 · No Comments

On average a brain tumor cost $200,000 or more.  50% of bankruptcy is because of medical care Healthcare (costs) are the #1 cause of homelessness Healthcare costs are the#1 cause of bankruptcy  

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Tags: bankrupt · Brain Tumor · finances · health insurance · hospital · medical bills · surgery · tumor · usefull info

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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Tags: advice · everyday life · hacked website · happy ending · life lesson · mood · positive · stress · thoughts · tip · usefull info · words of advice

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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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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“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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