MARYJEANSL   105,369
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Me with two of my dearest friends and my brother-in-law, June 2010





My baby reading a book to his cousin. He has cowlicks that won't quit, poor kid. Christmas 2009





My mom, my daughter, and me, with my older son in the background getting ready to throw a snowball!



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I am a Catholic homeschooling mom of three beautiful kids - well, the oldest has finished college and is working now and the second is in college, so only my baby is left at home with me (except in the summers). My baby, Danny, who is fourteen, was diagnosed with medulloblastoma (brain cancer) in March of 2013. Since then he has undergone two major surgeries, six weeks of radiation, and over a year of chemotherapy. He was in remission for a few brief months, and then relapsed. This is a ...
I am a Catholic homeschooling mom of three beautiful kids - well, the oldest has finished college and is working now and the second is in college, so only my baby is left at home with me (except in the summers). My baby, Danny, who is fourteen, was diagnosed with medulloblastoma (brain cancer) in March of 2013. Since then he has undergone two major surgeries, six weeks of radiation, and over a year of chemotherapy. He was in remission for a few brief months, and then relapsed. This is a very difficult time for us.

I myself am a breast cancer survivor, and I have degenerative arthritis in my hip, which makes walking painful. Other than that, I am pretty healthy, for which I am extremely grateful.

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My Goals:
Right now my goals are to incorporate small healthy changes. One other goal is to be able to exercise without severe pain in my hip...not sure if that is feasible with my arthritis.

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I am trying to eat more fruits and vegetables, plus walking as much as I can without pain.

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I am originally an Army brat and have lived in quite a few places. Currently I am in Texas, at least for a while. I have three kids, ages 25, 22, and 14. My degrees are in chemistry, but at the moment I am concentrating on trying to get Danny through relapse treatment and all that that entails.

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Strength of character isn't always about how much you can handle before you break, it's also about how much you can handle after you've broken.

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ALLELUIA525
12/19/2015 10:28:11 PM

Thanks for visiting my SP blog. I am sorry to hear about the relapse of your son's cancer.

A lot has happened since the blog post that you commented on. I am blogging about all of it on a separate blog now(www.chosenandloved.blogspot.com).

My daughter, KK, had 9 brain surgeries in April and May. One of which she woke up post-op with right sided weakness. At that point, I had her life flighted to Boston Children's Hospital.

Her care is all in Boston (about an hour from our home) now: BCH for all surgeries/in-patient care, Brigham and Women's for radiation, and Dana Farber for oncology. KK is part of a clinical trial similar to the Polio virus trial at Duke, except they use a respiratory virus (adenovirus) rather than a disease.

She was supposed to begin her fifth round of Temozolomide on December 8, but her platelets were too low. We went to Disney this week, so she will begin the fifth 28-day cycle of Temozolomide this Tuesday.



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BROOKLYN_BORN
11/25/2015 8:11:08 AM

I came across your comment on a recent blog of OneKidsMom. Have you tried any of the video "chair exercises" on SP? I don't have mobility issues, but I do them and find them very valuable. Some really burn calories without having to put weight on your legs. Others work on strength training and flexibility which also burns calories. There's quite a variety. I like them.



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BROOKLYN_BORN
10/26/2015 10:45:15 AM

Thanks for reading my blog. I agree with you about there being no common ground to be found with terrorists. However, there is hope to reach people of all backgrounds BEFORE they become radicalized by extremists. If you grow up knowing all kinds of people, you are less likely to believe the propaganda of hate and revenge that they preach.



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CLAIREINPARIS
10/12/2015 4:15:42 PM

I appreciate your support on my blogs so much, I hope I am telling you from time to time! Thank you!!!

The fence outside the blue shutters house (which was the 'town hall' of this very small village) was iron actually, but very old and in bad need of a new coat of paint!!! Hence the 'difficult to describe and identify' look, haha! I liked it though!

I hope you are feeling better today and that your hips aren't too painful. emoticon



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BESSHAILE
10/10/2015 6:30:31 AM

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Thanks for the bloglove! I agree - that is some piece of f urniture - and there were some other "swan" pieces and several Bird Chairs in the house.



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