Category Archives: Stage IV

NIH and the Government Shutdown

Across my news feed in Facebook  this article shows-http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2013/10/03/patients-admitted-to-clinical-trials-losing-hope-as-gov-shutdown-continues/ 8-Year-Old Cancer Patient Among Those Affected By Government Shutdown October 3, 2013 5:35 PM View Comments Reporting Jessica Kartalija BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Every week, hundreds of patients, including children, are admitted to new … Continue reading

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Prayers for George

Today, kiddo and I were having lunch at one of our favorite establishments, Miss Oxford Diner.  One of the waitresses loves kiddo and the two of them were having fun.  We were almost finished our lunch and kiddo was filled … Continue reading

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“I guess I’m not very good at giving up”

I had 3 people at the gym today tell me what progress I was making and what a good job I was doing sticking with the class. I said, I was doing the best I could.  It’s challenging, but what … Continue reading

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Father’s Day 2009

Last year was John’s one and only Father’s Day. I remember the kindness and generosity of one of the AFD firefighter’s whom after working his shift drove all the way to take care of our grass and then had a … Continue reading

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Rambling rambles & an IAFF LODD bio

I recently had to write up a bio for John for the IAFF LODD ceremony in September.  It was due by the end of May… I pushed the send button on May 31st.  I’d spent weeks mulling it over in … Continue reading

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A year ago today :-(

On April 1st, 2009, John had surgery at NIH/NCI (National Institute of Health/National Cancer Institute).  We were cautiously optimistic going into the surgery.  NIIH had the best success rates with stage IV melanoma and could boast of quite a few … Continue reading

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Sometimes it’s not about the money…

I hope to think, that in most cases in my life, it’s not about the money.  To me, money is something that is necessary to be able to do the things that I like and to live the lifestyle that … Continue reading

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