Stories

SUNSHINE You make me happy when skies are GRAY

This story took place June 23rd 2015 the fourth Tuesday of the month.  For those who have followed any portion of my journey you know that I have donated my time facilitating a local BRAIN TUMOR SUPPORT GROUP for over 10 years and that the 4th Tuesday is dedicated to this group.   I typically…

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My If only for one: Making copies

I haven’t shared my IF ONLY FOR ONE’s in awhile and two days in a row BAM! This story took Place Thursday May 7th 2015. I have to start with a little foreshadowing. I was getting ready for the day and I decided to wear a new top I purchased a few weeks ago. It…

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8yr Surgeraversary

Today April 7th 2015 is my Eight year SURGERAVERSARY.  8 years since my last surgery which was surgery number 5.  It’s crazy to read and even more strange to type.  I have been cut on FIVE TIMES.   Although it is not defined in the Webster’s Dictionary anyone who has survived a major surgery understands…

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Sweet 16 Tumorversary

I would like to thank all of my brain buddies who were able to attend ​my ​SWEET 16 Celebration #GMFsweet16. It was an amazing celebration and the turnout was beyond INCREDIBLE.  Some  extra special moments : one was when my high school journalism teacher surprised me.  She  immediately rushed over to the party after flying…

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YOU LIVE AS LONG AS YOU ARE REMEMBERED

It has been said ” YOU LIVE AS LONG AS YOU ARE REMEMBERED” -a Russian Proverb I have been thinking about my New Years blog. What to do? How to start off the New Year and not write about the typical topics -Cleaning out the clutter-New Years Resolutions or the NEW diet. I figured we…

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The November Thankfulness Challenge

Happy November! Everyone thinks of Thanksgiving at this time of year. What do you have to be thankful for? Research has shown that being thankful can improve your overall health – physically, mentally and emotionally, including better sleep patterns, and even heart benefits. Research has also found that another benefit of regularly feeling thankful or…

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What Is "It" ?

I am often asked “How do you do it?” I just do. You see, I don’t even have to ask why I do what I do. When you’re doing it, it is part of your daily life, it just happens. Others will always want to know how, and it’s difficult to explain.  It’s natural, a…

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September 2, 1998

Sixteen years ago my life took a completely different turn. On August 12, 1998 I was diagnosed with a baseball size mass. On this day, September 2, 1998, I had it removed, and learned it was a grade 3 Anaplastic Oligodendroglioma. Between then and 2007, I have had 5 surgeries. Before the tumor, I worked…

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Where does time go?

Time erases no memories.   22 years ago  I sat with my grandma while she took her last breath.  Harsh to say but rather peaceful considering my personal belief is she is in heaven now.  The 9 weeks leading up to that evening were such a whirl wind.   I know listening to me tell…

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