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Chicago Marathon and 4.9 CA 125!
4.9! Mom had a checkup with Dr. Porubcin yesterday and her CA 125 is still below any levels of concern! It's a good feeling. Each time she has a check up, you never know what the results will be until you hear it. It's a nice relief and we can go on enjoyin...
Chicago Marathon and 4.9 CA 125!
Chicago Marathon and 4.9 CA 125!
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Great Aunt Barb!
Mom and I took a trip to St. Charles, MO over the weekend to see Grant, Kira and Erin Stock (cousin Melinda's three kids) graduate from high school and also to spend some time with Aunt Rosemary, Uncle Steve and cousin Laurie. I can't believe how time flies...
Great Aunt Barb!
Great Aunt Barb!
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World Ovarian Cancer Day 2018
Me and mom, circa 1969 Today, May 8, is World Ovarian Cancer Day #WOCD We have come a long way since 2009 when my mom was first diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer. In the last nine years, my mom has beat the odds, survived beyond what was expected (three years) ...
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Beyond Cancer - Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis HLH
Me, Demara and Grandpa McCann at Easter, @ 1980. Cancer is devastating. Once a diagnosis is made, it changes your life forever. I can't imagine the feeling of being diagnosed. I know too many people who live with cancer (including mom) and too many people w...
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Dr.'s Visit - Steady as She Goes
Mom had her 6 month follow up with Dr. Porubcin this morning and all is good and steady! There are still no outward signs or symptoms that her ovarian cancer is active and or growing elsewhere! All of mom's blood counts/numbers are good AND her CA125 is sti...
Dr.'s Visit - Steady as She Goes
Dr.'s Visit - Steady as She Goes
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Holiday Blessings
First United Methodist Choir, Geneseo. It has been a great holiday! I went to Church on Christmas Eve morning to see mom sing in the choir (she is first row third from right; in between the Kisers) and then she came over to our house for our usual afternoon...
Holiday Blessings
Holiday Blessings
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Chicago Marathon
The Chicago Marathon last Sunday was a success! I completed the 26.2 mile course in 4 hours and 38 minutes. It was a rather hot day for October, but I was able to make it through just fine. Unfortunately, I didn't hit my goal of $1,000 for the American Canc...
Chicago Marathon
Chicago Marathon
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The Big 7-9!
Mom celebrated her 79th birthday this month! We went out to celebrate last Friday - a little late as her actual bday is on Sept. 15 - and had a nice dinner with dessert. The week before she had several lunch and dinner engagements so I did not worry about h...
The Big 7-9!
The Big 7-9!
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And for my next trick...
East Moline Firecracker 10K I love running and I especially love running for causes (as you can see by the Race for the Cure and the #TeamTeal National Ovarian Cancer Coalition) - so this year I have signed up for the Chicago Marathon (Oct. 8) and am runnin...
And for my next trick...
And for my next trick...
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Peoria Race for the Cure 2017
Mom and I went to Peoria last Saturday for the Komen Race for the Cure to walk with cousin Laurie (breast cancer survivor) along with other friends and family members. It was a beautiful morning! I wore my #SlaySquad shirt in honor of Lindsay and the rest o...
Peoria Race for the Cure 2017
Peoria Race for the Cure 2017
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