Monday, November 8, 2010


Only got one picture at Halloween - I am definitely dropping the ball with taking pictures these days.
Alex was something star wars - of course! Charlotte was silver mist (Tinkerbell's friend) and Lee is a scary dude. They got a load of candy and I need it out of my house ASAP.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Time for school!

Wow summer went FAST! Yes I had my moments with the kids when I thought school would never be near but now that they go back next week I can't believe how fast the summer went by. Lee will be in the third grade, Charlotte the second, and Alex is starting pre-K. He will ride the school bus and go for a half day - sort of what kindergarten was like when I was a kid.

Alex's birthday is this weekend and he is turning 4. He LOVES star wars and is super excited to have his own party so he can uninvite his sister when she gets on his nerves. Some days they all get along so well and then others it is WWIII in my house.

I have my big cancer check and next MRI this September. Thinking only positive thoughts that these scans will be easy and free and clear of anything.

Unfortunately this summer my mom was diagnosed with Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC). A lot of you might remember that she had breast cancer about 13 years ago so this was a big shock. IBC is not an easy diagnosis and she has a long tough road ahead of her to beat this disease. However she went to MD Anderson in TX for consultation with some of the best IBC doctors in the world and we are very positive that she will prevail. She has a great treatment plan and is able to do all the chemo near her house.
Keep my mom in your prayers!

Here are some pictures of the kids.

Thursday, July 8, 2010


School is out and the kids and I are home for the summer.

Summer consists of .......
bike riding
video games
annoying mom

Friday, April 23, 2010


Long time since my last post and we have been busy. I completed my latest round of therapy up in Baltimore and am doing my home program. It is pretty intense and takes up to 3 hours a day to complete.

I accomplished a big goal for me and our family - we flew to CA for spring break with the kids. One of the only perks of Dave's crazy travel schedule is free hotel rooms and plane we cashed in and took the kids to Disneyland, Palm Desert, and San Diego for spring break. We hooked up with my dad and stepmom at Disney and in the desert. Flying was a lot easier than I thought and now Dave and I feel confident that we can travel anywhere again.

I just had my neuro follow up this week and the damage/inflammation to my spinal cord looks better. My doctor doesn't want to get too optimistic since I guess MRI's are very subjective but she can say without a doubt it is no longer getting worse. Thank God. That news in itself has taken so long to get that I was losing hope there for a little while. She also said my spinal cord looks good and she can see the fibers. So there is still a lot of hope that my therapy can retrain my spinal cord to move my legs again one day.

I am happy spring has sprung, the kids are healthy, Miss Maple is still kicking, and Dave is gainfully employed.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Snow Days

Along with the rest of the mid-Atlantic we got more snow than we know what to do with. The kids we home all last week and finally got back on the bus this Monday. Three kids + 3 ft. of snow + a wheelchair = a crazy Heather. Dave managed to find his way to work and I would have too if it was an option but of course someone had to take care of the children.

Thursday, January 21, 2010


I have been dealing with pneumonia a lot lately. I was in the hospital sick with pneumonia in Nov., diagnosed again in Dec., and yet again this Jan. Being sick and some snow days has totally messed with therapy - hopefully I can get into the swing of things again soon.

Since my lungs are having such a hard time getting well I made an appointment with the lung doc to hopefully clear them up once and for all.

I was reading the pregnant with cancer site and found this awesome free cleaning service for women undergoing chemo... pass it along