Celebrating A Birthday

Posted by on Sep 18, 2014 in General | 0 comments

Celebrating A Birthday

September is the month of my birthday, so it’s very interesting that it is the same month we try to bring awareness to childhood cancer, a cause dear to my heart. It must be fate—something I believe very strongly about, and here I am, on my birthday, sharing my day with all of you. When I was an ill as a child, this was an even more special day since we were not certain if this one was my last. I am certain that I’ve hit a very sore spot in so many of you who are dealing with a very ill child and...

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Long Lasting Impression

Posted by on May 7, 2014 in General | 0 comments

Long Lasting Impression

Giving birth to my son, my only child, 22 years ago is still the most accomplished thing I have ever done in my life. I reflect on this often and the more I think about it the more I’m still amazed it. For those of you who know me personally, you already know all the amazing things I have done, but this still sits on the top of my list of life accomplishments. I have survived so many major surgeries, marathon hospital stays, and endured pain and suffering throughout my life. I have done so many remarkable...

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Time Does Help Heal

Posted by on Aug 29, 2013 in General, Hospital Experiences, Keeping it Together | 1 comment

Time Does Help Heal

Time is passing and I am slowly becoming my old self again. My surgeon has given me a clean bill of health, at least for the moment, but there are no guarantees for me in this world. Although I preach Everything’s Okay, the title of my life story, it is a struggle to share with all of you that it is  not all OKAY for me. I am still in it and still fighting right along side all of you. Although all of my past illness is gone and my life is very normal, the aftermath of many surgeries still haunts me and for...

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Staying Strong – A Relection

Posted by on Aug 27, 2013 in General, Keeping it Together | 0 comments

Staying Strong – A Relection

It was a summer was full of tragic events. As summer draws to a close, I’d like to take some time to reflect on those tragedies and remember their ability to stay strong. This blog is dedicated to the victims of Boston, Texas, the wildfires, and throughout the world who have stepped into the realm of – one moment you are perfectly fine and another moment your world has stopped and restarted in a different direction. My suffering, although serious and similar, is so different to this that my heart...

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Positive Attitude?

Posted by on Aug 15, 2013 in As a Child, As a Teen, General, Keeping it Together | 2 comments

Positive Attitude?

September is Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness Month, but since it is also childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and since I try to focus on whatever the month is and raising awareness for each illness if possible, I figured that we could bring attention to Leukemia and Lymphoma in August. What I do want to share right now is that Leukemia, cancer of any kind, or even dealing with a broken bone, trying to stay positive is very, very difficult. I want all of you to know that my book Everything’s Okay, although it...

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More about Second Opinions–Sometimes, They Are Necessary!

Posted by on May 16, 2013 in General, Keeping it Together | 1 comment

Some seek them for insurance reasons, some for personal reasons, but at times getting a second opinion is the only way to truly find out the problem and the necessary treatment. Some doctors may become insulted about this, but remember it is YOUR life and it is important to be certain that no mistakes are being made with your treatment plan. It may cause confusion and beg the question, “who is your real doctor,” but in the end, you are the one in charge and the one searching for the correct diagnosis...

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