Saturday, November 21, 2015

Always learning and appreciating

Through out this Battle with my Tumors I have been learning so much about them and myself.

I thought yesterday, applying skills learned when I was 4 or 5, that EVERY step on my path to date was a part of being prepared for the next step.  It is one story. It is told a thousand different ways and it springs to mind in a connection with familiar. I am so thankful for all that had a hand in getting me to this long over due realization...  If I was hard on you during the process please take my overdue appreciation -   as the better, teacher in you, not the smug full of your self power seeking vindictive embittered  witch (apologies to the good witches out there)  that you have the experience to view in a mirror. 

Back to the always learning.

I'm dealing with a kind of parasite.   I'll let you read the marine version of our relationship here.   It is a struggle to the death.  Ideally, his before mine.

Respect offered to people that perservere over unseen to the passerby obstacles or demons with in.  The list is a work in progress.  I recommend building a list of your own :)

Michael J.Fox- it is exhausting having a body rock or that "shaky palsy."

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

next step

In July the MRI showed two suspicious spots.  On Tuesday I had a one month follow-up MRI which shows growth in one of the spots and a third spot of growth. The spots show under contrast with is carried in the blood.  GBI is a blood hog.

Next Friday I begin a new drug therapy.  It is a every other week IV infusion. The first session is 90 minutes long. The slow pace allows monitoring of my reaction to the medication,
Avastin.  Avastin works to stop the tumor from growing by blocking the flow of blood that nourishes it.

Stopped before IV#6.  MRI showed continued growth only in the new area.

Starting Radiation and Chemo of the new area 11/17/15.
Much study and math indicate treatment will not overlap previous treatment.  Or so says the plan.   Going against the now named "Bloodsucker"     Full speed ahead.  I am not a sitaround an wait kinda person. Dedicated to making a difference, hoping, praying, and sharing the love.


My Favorites  list in development.

Making the list means that to watch once is never enough!


"The African Queen" (1951)

"All About Eve"

"Amadeus" (1984) 


"Annie" (2014)

"An American in Paris" (1951)

"Back to the Future" (

"The Bishop's Wife" (19

"Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" (1969)

"A Christmas Story" (1983)

"Cinderella" (1997)

"Cinderella" (1950)

"Ella Enchanted"

"Enchanted" (2007)

"Ferris Bueller's Day Off" (1986)

"Field of Dreams" (1989)

"Finding Nemo"

"Forrest Gump" (1995)

"Gone with the Wind" (1939)

"Good Burger" (1997)

"The Goonies" (1985)

"The Grand Budapest Hotel" 

"Groundhog Day"

"Hairspray" (2007) 

"Holiday Inn" (1942) 


"I'll Be Home for Christmas" (19

"It Happened One Night" (1934)

"It's A Wonderful Life" (1946)

"The Jerk"

"To Kill a Mockingbird"( 1962)

"Life of Brian" 

"Lion King"

"Mary Poppins"

"Miracle on 34th Street" (19

"Monsters Inc."

"Monty Python and The Holy Grail" 



"Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)

"The Princess Bride"

"Raising Arizona" (1987)

"The Santa Clause"(1994) 

"Saving Private Ryan" (1998)

"Singin in The Rain" (1952) 

"Somewhere in Time"

"Sound of Music" (1965)

"Starman" (1985) 

"The Sting" (1973)

"Sunday in The Park with George"

"Toy Story" (1995) 

"Uncle Buck"


"Walk the Line" (2005)

"While You Were Sleeping" (19

"White Christmas" (1954)

"The Wizard of Oz" (1939)