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Ellie is Fighting Cancer One Mile at a Time

Saturday, June 23, 2012

As a cancer patient (survivor), it is especially important to me to find a cure not only for blood cancers, but for all cancers. I have decided to celebrate my recent remission news by running a marathon in Ireland! This will be a feat of physical and mental endurance for me after having been through the wringer in treatments for the last 3 years. More importantly, this will be a 26.2 mile journey celebrating LIFE!

I am raising funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) as a participant in their Team In Training program. As per SP Community Guidelines, I cannot ask you for donations to my fundraising campaign. However, if you'd like to read more on my cancer story, or check out my fundraising page then feel free to follow the links below.

Ellie's TNT page:

Ellie's cancer journey:

Thank you for your support and encouragement.

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UNICORN212 7/20/2012 10:04PM

    Done! Wish I could be there to cheer you on!

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MRS_AVERY 6/28/2012 7:47PM

    thank you all for your support and encouragement.

Sue - I know your first 5K can be scary, but running is 80 % mental and 20% physical preparation. If this is your first 5K, train hard, you will never feel as wonderful as when you cross that first finish line. After that, training for another event will be that much more enjoyable, knowing that you will be great at that finish line. For me, Doing the Ireland marathon is a celebration of life. I'm not trying to break any running record, I'll walk most of it, but I will finish. Thank you for your comments and Good luck in September. Let me know how you do and if you got the running bug. ;-)

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SUEJENN 6/26/2012 9:39PM

    A marathon. I am so impressed. I know how difficult it is to deal with the fatigue. Just how do you do that without making yourself sick? I am training now for a 5K at the end of Sept. How did you work up to a marathon? So gutsy!! emoticon

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SMALLERMELORIE 6/24/2012 11:36AM

    I am so glad you are in remission and good luck to you on the run.

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BEFIT014 6/23/2012 11:23PM

    DONE! I wish you the VERY best!

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Transformation post for BLC18

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Posting this blog for the BLC18 weekend challenge. I'm supposed to tell you about my transformation in health/fitness/wellness. So here it is...

Every since I was diagnosed with cancer for the yet the third time, my fitness has taken a significant dive. The chemo makes me very tired and doing my marathon training is very much out of the question. I walk, sometimes with the dogs, but even holding their leashes and walking wipes me out. I walk anyway, it is good for my heart and it is good to keep my muscles from atrophy.

I'm getting ready to be put in captivity in the hospital for 100 days minimum for my transplant, so I have to go in as strong as I can, and so I've been trying to do push ups and other upper body strength training that I can do while sitting down, or on the floor, that way I don't have to expend energy keeping myself balanced too.

So much for a transformation, this year was supposed to be the year I get back in shape, and complete my dream of running the Dublin marathon. But I'll just be lucky to make it through the year. The Dublin marathon will be there in years to come.

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CTUPTON 4/16/2012 8:20AM

    From your wonderfully positive, gung ho postings on the team I had th e impression you were very healthy and able to conquer the world. and now I see you are battling something even harder to beat than weight loss. My best to you! Never-give-up! That is my motto! Please know you are not alone! Chris emoticon

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    Posts like yours, keep me from whining about the insignificant crap of my day. Courage!! Fellow Sparker...Courage. :)

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SPARKLISE 2/8/2012 6:48AM

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You go beat that cancer girl and come back stronger than ever!
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WILDNTEXAS 2/2/2012 9:22PM

    I'm so sorry that I didn't read this and respond sooner. You are inspiration. I had no idea that you were getting ready to go into the hospital, the way you've been giving your all as a Bombshell. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

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CHOCOHOLIC2276 2/2/2012 8:04PM

    My heart goes out to you Ellie as do my prayers. emoticon

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1TRULYBLESSED 2/2/2012 8:01PM

    Ellie, I'm sorry I'm just reading this now -- I tried to keep up with everyone's Transformation blogs, but was afraid I'd miss a few. God love you, you've been such a trooper, and an important part of the LBB's! My prayers are with you as you go into the hospital, and I look forward to cheering you on when you're finally able to tackle that Dublin marathon! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MAUITN 1/30/2012 2:33PM

    Oh my. Three time struggling and fighting cancer and still you are so strong and a role model for us all. My prayers are with you.

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ERIKA05 1/30/2012 12:19PM

    Mrs A, all you can do is your best, nd you're sure doing it. Dublin will be there when you're ready to meet it with all your discipline and strength focussed on that goal. In the meantime, know that we're all pulling and praying for you - I know that you can get through this.

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FTLSWEETIE 1/30/2012 11:03AM

    You have been and continue to be in my prayers. I had no idea you were getting ready to go into the hospital for 100 days. You are doing the best that you can and I applaud you for signing up and sticking with the BLC18 challenge. The Bombshells love you and will support you through thick and thin! Big Hugs!!!

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JESSICAMAE83 1/29/2012 9:15PM

    I will be praying for you. You will get through it because you are a strong bombshell!! emoticon

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UNICORN212 1/29/2012 7:12PM

    I am still praying for you. I think of you often and check in here or on blogspot to see if you have posted. You were such a help when my DH was going thru his cancer treatment.

Stay strong and fight back - you will banish Riley this time! Take a laptop or smart phone with you and keep us posted when you can.

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I really hate cancer today.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

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GINA180847 3/6/2013 8:46AM

    Such a waste of human potential!

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LIVINGFREE19 12/27/2011 2:26AM

    Such a sad, horrible disease.

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BALDWINJ_03 10/25/2011 1:03PM

    Thinking of you today.

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UNICORN212 10/18/2011 11:09PM

    I am so sorry to hear your news. Maybe a different approach will succeed this time? I am sending prayers that you can find the right treatment.

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JAMER123 10/18/2011 8:07PM

    What a hateful disease, cancer. I will keep you in my thoughts & prayers. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    emoticon Hang in there! I will keep you in my thoughts!

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DEZZIEJAMES 10/18/2011 8:39AM

    My boss was reading me information out of the Blaylock Wellness Report, a newsletter that she gets monthly. He has a lot of information about cancer treatment, and how he thinks it is best to survive cancer. If you are interested in reading any of his works, it is at, this month's password is "impair" (all lower case).

I am not trying to advertise him to you. He just seems to have a really different approach to treating cancer than many other physicians. He talks a lot about an herb called curcumin, vitamin d3, avoiding iron, and omega-6 oils, and mercury. His book is called "Natural Strategies for Cancer Patients".

I hope this helps. I hate cancer too. I have lost many loved ones to it.


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ACTIVE_AT_60 10/18/2011 6:01AM

    I looked at the blog - and I think of what I do for a living - and I too am in the club of cancer haters.

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CHIBIKARATE 10/18/2011 5:15AM

    I agree with you i hate it too thank you emoticon

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I especially hate cancer today

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

I'm not looking for pity, I'm just looking to vent. If you read this, I'd prefer it if you don't reply.

My diagnosis for lymphoma came at a very inopportune time 2 year ago while my husband and I were undergoing fertility treatments in an effort to conceive our first child. Cancer quickly took care of us not continuing the fertility treatments.

Two years later, after 3 different types of chemo one only more aggressive than the prior, experimental blood radiation, and a stem cell transplant, I am now 9 months cancer free. You would think that this would be enough to make me jump for joy. But I went back to the fertility doctor to start talking about what our options are at this point, I was hoping for egg harvesting, or some hope of having kids in the future. My hormone levels came back, I'm post-menopausal. No children for me, ever. I'm only 32, and dealing with all of the physical, hormonal, and health risk changes of menopause, I'm only thinking one thing right now... I especially hate cancer today!