Tags archives: cancer

  • Do You Believe in Angels or Coincidences?

  • While on Face Book last night I saw that a wonderful friend had posted a story of her being at a grocery store and a couple in front of her had not enough money to pay for their groceries.  Even as they put things back, they still did not have enough money.  She thoughtfully asked the clerk how much[...]
  • A Five-Year Celebration

  • With Thanksgiving behind us and Christmas right around the corner, I begin to think about what this year has meant to me and my family. The year started out with my foot in a cast.  February was my birthday, but a week later I was in the hospital with food poisoning.  By March another trip to the[...]
  • In The Meantime Mom Wants To Help - Oh No!

  • Well, since the hives were about gone from the allergic reaction to the chemo, I was beginning to feel human again.  We had spent the weekend in Kansas City at the rental home since I was a mess and John was working extra to help with all the bills.Mom was at our home, which is about three hours awa[...]
  • Ouch - Pain...Part 3

  • As I said it can only happen to me… The day has come to see the plastic surgeon and give him my decision as to whether to have surgery on my eye socket and also the visit to the primary care doctor that I missed when I fell on my face.  I had taken off the walking cast and decided to see what hap[...]
  • Ouch - Pain...Part Two

  • As I said it can only happen to me… After the five day stay in the hospital, John and my kids were adamant that I come home and recuperate with my mom.  To be honest, so did I as they still had me on a soft food diet, no dairy and my appetite was almost none.  But, I slept a lot and tried to get my[...]
Ouch – Pain…Part One
  • Ouch – Pain…Part One

  • Well, this is not in my routine of blogging my story, but I must share my recent mishaps because, if it can happen, it will happen to me. In December of last year my son who is an over-the-road truck driver was traveling thru Kansas City and had only enough time to stop by for a shower and dinner[...]
Insurance – Don’t Get Me Started!  Part Two
  • Insurance – Don’t Get Me Started! Part Two

  • But, the best is yet to come…. I’m not joking! The Orthopedic Surgeon puts my arm in a cast and now l will need additional physical therapy when the cast comes off.  Who is going to pay for that since I’ve exceeded my lifetime maximum?  Do you see where this is going?  How would a stroke victim or [...]
Insurance – Don’t Get Me Started! Part One
  • Insurance – Don’t Get Me Started! Part One

  • We have great insurance I guess you could say we are one of the lucky ones.  My husband has worked hard to make a good living and provide for his family.  But, without good health there is nothing that can prepare any family for a brain tumor. Everything was fine at first, as long as I was in the[...]
Creditors and Medical Bills
  • Creditors and Medical Bills

  • How Do You Get Blood Out A Turnip? You would think that it’s not enough that you are going through the worst life changing event you can imagine, but now you have all the financial issues to deal with too. You try calling the mortgage company, credit card, car loans and they are very sorry.  Som[...]
Support - The Frustration and Anger Becomes Too Much
The Challenges of Home Life – Opening a Can of Beans