to have been given the chance to be one with the ocean. After
a decade long wait, I finally
was able to place my feet in the sand last month.
Sadly, we arrived
back in town only
to become very ill 24 hours later
was diagnosed with recurrent Autoimmune
Meningitis. Life is sure filled uncertainty,
but determined as ever
to beat this latest
on the mend recovering from recurrent Autoimmune
Meningitis, but I am still determined to
make another full recovery!
A long month is ahead for this
gal when it comes to further and necessary
medical testing. Nothing says, "Take
it EASY, R-E-L-A-X
first before the
medical games start back up again like a last trip relaxcation to
see the beautiful ocean and wildlife.
due to still being on the mend from Autoimmune Meningitis we were unable
to make it to our last
relaxcation for the year.
Shockingly, we just found out today
that my internal
organs are now suffering from the
effects of my largest and first
that was discovered 18
months ago. We went from a year prognosis,
3 months. I can't begin to explain how many
emotions I am going through right now, along
with Eric who
has been my #1 supporter and
shoulder to lean on. Feeling absolutely
good way to start off the holiday season with almost
a weeks worth of nausea, pain and
vomiting. I was hoping to actually
this year and all
the holiday festivities in the city, but looks like
I will be taking
the ole GP and my
the ride. Crossing my fingers for some relief and QUICK so we can enjoy some
YEAR 2016! I ended my year 2015 with the most important
decision of my life after being asked for a 3rd time
a final surgeon meeting on 'if' the high risk/trauma
surgeon and his team would
honor a final surgical intervention.
After being asked a third time
last week to
once again reschedule,
I made an important and yet best
decision of my life to
finally free myself of the surgical rat race that
got me nowhere
for over the past 12 months. So...yes...the
tumor still continues
to grow, but now I can
finally focus precious time
life, not continuing to put my
life into the unknown. If I beat
my 1 year initial
come next month, February, then everything
I am blessed with from God here on out is
in my eyes! Amen.
mile physical challenge for Cancer Awareness begins and I am determined
through my bad
days while embracing
days in honor of
who fight the GREAT
fight! I have been given 3 additional
surgeon's to consult
with this month,
I am not
I will open another surgical rat race
door. I am at peace with what is and what will be, so at this
point I would
have to say, 'No.' Life goes
I am hopeful for being blessed with
many more days ahead as I come up on
my 1 year prognosis date this month. Amen.
I might not had
been able to pull off the 140
miles for Cancer Awareness last month
to continued complications with my
mass, but at least I was
to rack up close to 90 miles.
I plan on making up for lost time through out this
and finally achieve my personal best. It might not be such an easy task
odds continue to stack against
it's the effort and determination in the
AMEN. I have yet to
have any success with any sort of
intervention and will officially top out at 13 surgeon
as of the end of this month. Never
I gave it everything I had and then
some. Double AMEN!
taken 13 surgeons and 15 months later,
but I FINALLY have the answers I
longing for in regards to dealing
these gosh awful tumors, constant
lower pain, aggravated nausea and endless
hospital emergency room visits. I
now have a team
of highly trained
and very reputable
Oncologists, Radiology Oncologists and a few new surgeons.
More to come early next month
as I start my first round of radiation
treatments and new experimental Oncology treatment
5/2/2016-This month marks the start of many changes and a
battle that I have waited
for over the past 15 months. I officially
start my first
of radiation and Oncology treatments
in a few days. With a most recent scare of another
partial bowel obstruction
tumor continuing to cause serious complications, I can only
hope and pray that my amazing team
of Oncologists and
Radiology Oncologist's can
me a miracle. #ReadyForTheBATTLE
treatments were brutal
my final rescan
we quickly came to realize that the experimental treatments
to even budge the largest tumor along with a
miraculous organ that regrew
from a single microcell and started
re-functioning. I am still paying
for the Oncology treatments and the
radiation treatments still have me
some quite odd and
effects. Back to my new surgeons
#13 in a few
I had to let my lead Oncologist
go and make an appointment with
a new lead Oncologist
for later this month after far
bad bedside manners.
was our final straw and even Eric
found himself having
enough with the sly
us, my other Oncologist and new surgeons. Enough was far enough
and once again, a final
intervention is back up in the air
I see my new Oncologist...
the surgical rollercoaster finally
made an abrupt
stop and there will be no further
surgical interventions. My new lead
made it very clear that
any surgical intervention would
As for now, I am officially
behind closed Oncology society doors.
I will be rescanned every 3 months along with
labs, blood work. I am honestly
to get used to life doing another sudden change. Trying
to figure out what life holds for me knowing that
treatments failed is
a hard reality
to swallow, but I am one tough gal!
Where there is a will to live, BY
GOLLY! there will
be a way!
9/2/2016-I am officially
3 months post radiation and other
My next round
will happen this month along with just
today, finding out more discouraging words from one single oncologist
who clearly doesn't believe in miracles
'HOPE.' I am not sure
what to expect, but I have no high expectations
on what is next to come.
All I know
that God will
believe it! 2 years in the making and
we FINALLY landed ourselves a new home in a new
state, in a new
only a mere window
opportunity. Time to quickly scramble so we
fulfill our dreams~
officially new residences in the great state
of Indiana :) I have
already made my first
pit stop to the
first 3 days. When you
push your body beyond the limits.
It WILL push BACK!
of a whole LOTTA
lemons this month! Our new home has
given us quite a few unexpected surprises. 11
months and counting
for this great lemonade
in between treatments
and tumor rescans. HAPPY
New Year 2017! Time for
go... Of what I can no longer control
with my health. Cancer treatments
My last and final Oncology
was last month, as told now to
just, let things be... What no longer
can be controlled
as well did not
to treatments. A New Year
what can no longer be
controlled finally set free.
Time to put things in God's
to refocus my energy on far
things in life.
2/4/2017-Ahhhh... February.... One
of my favorite months of the
year! Time to enjoy the
last month of beautiful
weather with a humongous
box of Valentine's candy!
sure does fly by!
Same holds true for
this new year as I get
ready next week for my rescan and labs.
I don't expect a tumor miracle, but I am
slow growth with
and toes crossed for some
Luck of the Irish
this month! :)
4/3/2017-Decades later... Talking
about a JOURNEY, best seats in the
11! What a great concert! I am
of myself, but
not giving up on living
life no matter
what obstacles I might
be facing. Don't
you believe it? I have
it a full year, post-radiation therapy and other experimental
Reason to celebrate...
I have learned so
much in a year,
not just medically, but as well
Life is far too short
to sweat the big and small stuff.
what life may throw your
Find a reason to laugh and smile!
our beloved Littleblue
after a brave battle with cancer.
so unfair with
another one of our
God welcomes home another fur angel.
A piece of our heart
with her. Littleblue
recently celebrated her 10th birthday last week.
are completely heartbroken
a special little one into our
family next month.
wish our beloved Littleblue
love. But we have
signs all around
us that she is still here
little family in spirit. #Live-Love-Life
need to find me
this month. On
good days, I will be working
helping Eric continue flipping
our house. A constant lesson
in process! The most
lesson so far that we both
have learned? Nothing
nor no one
house flip project
month. Inside and soon to be outside!
It truly has
for both myself
and Eric. It has also
a huge blessing in disguise
to keep my mind occupied
more happier, productive
another major accomplishment
celebrate our 8th
Awareness Campaign event!
GP Walk. Walk-Run-Ride, a month-long
for the entire
month of October! Talking about...PROUD,
HONORED & BLESSED!
reason to celebrate turning a year
younger. Yes! Most definitely
a year younger
even close to
a far different
you believe we are
much has happened this year. Yet one thing is
It has been one HELL of a learning
a most BEAUTIFUL new year!
New Year, 2018! Tis a new year to
take time out
for #1... YOU! I have
a lot of goals
for myself this year. A year of many
linings! A chance
to do everything
in my power to embrace
to finishing up the
and remodeling projects in order
to have our home ready to place
for sale by
early this spring! West
we come NEVADA!
be a Lady and that
be ME! I
less than two months
of this new year. Glad to have found
really do listen to
patients wishes. It's been brutal...
to the medical puzzle has made it worth
is just right around the corner!
We are doing our very best
our final BIG MOVE
to Nevada. Early summer would
be most ideal for our
but another hurdle with
best to get
is no need
on what we can no
to still prepare
for the big move.
visited the Gastroparesis
so much this month!
The gift of
the gift of love
I am one very LUCKY in
a chance at going
back to work...
from home. Not sure
is a good
thing or a bad thing. Only time
at least I can say that I tried.
that time again...
be in the
6th grade already...
time sure does
fly by doesn't
my most FAVORITE time
of the year!
us for the
at a time
a most BEAUTIFULLY
it with my little family...Let's
the early morning SNOW!
am SO READY for a very
TO A NEW YEAR
says you still
days for everyone
Time for light,
plenty of sunlight
course CHOCOLATE Easter
you have many
the entire month of May
:) Project time outdoors
of gardening for
our little family!
bliss! I can't wait
month!! A much needed
heat begin which I have a
with humidity surely never
that the 9th annual United GP Walk is officially
away?!? Time sure does fly by
wink of an eye!
are OFFICIALLY one month
start of the 9th annual, "UNITED
RUN, RIDE." I'm super
EXCITED aren't you?!
wishing everyone picture
weather for the 9th annual
UNITED GP WALK through
out this entire month of
wishing everyone a very happy
& a very
GP-FREE, HAPPY New Year 2020!
Year...New YOU! Cheers to making
BEST GP-FREE year yet!! Get
out there and turn your dreams into
TIME OF THE YEAR...I love
of Valentine's Day, don't you! XOXOXO~
3/3/2020-I can't believe that it's been 16 years
since my initial Gastroparesis
Less than 1.5% gastric emptying left
stomach which ended up causing further problems
with an extremely
intestines. The knowledge that I can give to others is to always
stick with trial & error when it comes
to what works best for you! We only come around
once in this body...NEVER give up
because Life truly is
4/1/2020-I sure wish it was a big April Fool's Day
joke, but it isn't. Praying for all
around the world and your safety during
this sad time in everyone's life.
5/3/2020-Celebrate Mother's Day with ALL of your SPECIAL
is in the air & so is
the time to get outdoors and catch some rays! Release all that extra baggage off your shoulders
and just be...F-R-E-E :)
7/11/2020-Ready for celebrating some INDEPENDENCE
which means having a good day with family and friends XOXOXO
you believe that we are going into a virtual COVID-19 year within the school districts all around the world? What
a crazy end to such a life changing pandemic.
9/5/2020-Do you have your masks, gloves, sanitizer
or just staying home to brave the never ending pandemic all around the world.
And...one thought that GP was bad. Such a sad time, indeed.
10/15/2020-It's definitely going to be a one-of-a-kind of Halloween this year with
COVID-19. To give out candy...or not to give out candy seems to be the far bigger
birthday means another year to be blessed to celebrate the gift of LIFE...Amen
12/24/2020-It may be a unique Christmas this year, but never than less make sure to make
it the HAPPIEST yet! We are all blessed to be given the gift of life. Many blessings
New Year, a New President, however when does this pandemic ever, ever end? Home
bound again, sick as ever but staying busy which is always good for the mind, body
wishing everyone a super SWEET & GP-FREE Valentine's Day! Make sure to spend
some time spoiling #1~YOU!
the LUCK O' THE IRISH be with you all month...many GP-FREE O' BLESSINS!
you believe Easter is here and a month of the most beautiful spring blooms, all for you to get out and enjoy during
your GP-FREE days :)
5/3/2021-Happy GP-FREE Mother's Day to
all the human & fur baby moms around the world!
6/7/2021-Half way point in this crazy post-Covid 19 year! If the changes aren't enough
for oneself... I can only imagine what the rest of this new way of life brings.
7/1/2021-How appropriate for a post-pandemic year
to be celebrating the freedom, gift and beauty of independence...LIFE.
8/7/2021-It will soon be time to turn over a new leaf,
as fall quickly approaches upon us. That can only mean one thing...UNITED GP WALK 2021!
9/2/2021-Totally welcoming the changes of the season... LOVE F-A-L-L & UNITED GP
WALK TIME! :)
SMILES OF MANY MILES DURING THE 10TH ANNUAL "UNITED GP WALK" 2021***
11/3/2021-Thank you everyone for another successful year, UNITED GP WALK 2021! Now...
Onto celebrating a milestone birthday this month, the BIG 5-0!!!!!
12/1/2021-Here's wishing everyone a very Merriest of Christmas!
1/6/2022-Another year... another reason to get out
there on your GP free days and live life to it's fullest! Dream a little dream & make it a reality :)
2/3/2022-Another 6 weeks, says all the groundhogs?
I say, "BRING IT!" Enjoy the simplicity... beauty of the winter season *:)
3/5/2022-May the Luck of the Irish bring you many days of happiness, peace, love &
spring wishing everyone prayers of Peace-Love-Light *:)