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April....Seriously?
I suck.  I admit it.  I've let the entire Summer go by without a single blog post.... It's not that I don't have anything to say....Cuz with 6 kids, and a hubby....Life is ALWAYS happening.  I'm just ULTRA-CRAPPY about engaging myself. Well---The Summer is ...
April....Seriously?
April....Seriously?
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Stumpy And Bumpy
Have you seen these two characters? Haha...This is me and the hubs, just living life...The struggles, the successes...All of it, together! WHY? Success only comes when you have support there to catch you when you fall...And when you have cheerleaders there ...
Stumpy And Bumpy
Stumpy And Bumpy
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Fear and Strength
I hate trying new things.  I do.  It's a fact.  When pushed out of my comfort zone, I shut-down...I retreat.  I cower.  It's SCARYYYY out there....so if I don't HAVE to...I like to stay nice and cozy in my little area. But....What does staying cozy get me.....
Fear and Strength
Fear and Strength
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Kristi Strikes Back
Update on Yoda! Sometimes, things are not what they appear to be...Have you ever been told that..?  If I believed everything a doctor has told me..I'd probably be living secluded someplace...Never venturing outside. I had a follow-up with an OB/GYN the othe...
Kristi Strikes Back
Kristi Strikes Back
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Yoda!
My dear friends.  This is Yoda.  And so is THIS. All 11cm of it. 'My' Yoda however, doesn't have a light saber.  No super powers.  And no wise or prophetic words. It's a tumor.  A mass destroying my insides.  Making me in severe pain....And I need it GONE! ...
Yoda!
Yoda!
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It's a Tumor.
I don't like posting only when there is bad news, but this is where I am.   I had put off going to the doctor long enough.  I scheduled a full physical, including the dreaded vag check. I have a history of pre-cancerous cells showing up, so I knew I had to ...
It's a Tumor.
It's a Tumor.
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Whew. It's been a WHILE!
It's amazing how fast time goes.  Sometimes, it feels like a sneaky little thief.  I blink...And its gone.  Chunks of time.   I'm worried today.  For the past several years, our oldest son has been receiving Social Security Disability.  He has visual issues...
Whew. It's been a WHILE!
Whew. It's been a WHILE!
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You Can't Wash Away the Cafe Au Lait
Several years ago, after our families diagnosis of Neurofibromatosis, we had a choice to make.  Run from it....Like my own mother did....Or LEARN from it. One night, I was sharing in the bath-time fun with my daughter Rachel.  She had just come in from outs...
You Can't Wash Away the Cafe Au Lait
You Can't Wash Away the Cafe Au Lait
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Hey Kristi...Where Ya Been?
I know I know.  It's been FOREVER since I have posted a blog.  The holidays....Work....Kids home for almost 3 weeks....My life has been just a WEEEE bit chaotic. Forgive me. Medically were are in a bit of a lull.  A very good thing, especially with brain tu...
Hey Kristi...Where Ya Been?
Hey Kristi...Where Ya Been?
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Applying For And Maintaining Social Security Disability
After  being diagnosed with Neurofibromatosis in 2007, I quickly had each of my 6 kids checked out and screened.  3 of the 6 of them were diagnosed shortly after. Seeing what my older brother Mike went through, in regards to NF, we made the decision to appl...
Applying For And Maintaining Social Security Disability
Applying For And Maintaining Social Security Disability
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