Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Boobs vs Brains

The saying "it's a man's world" comes to mind when Breast Cancer Awareness month comes around.  Being a huge NFL fan, pink invades stadiums and uniforms for the entire month.  Breast Cancer seems to be the most popular, or should I say, the easiest to rally support and funds towards curing.  Everyone seems ready to help save boobs.  I can not blame them...boobs are great...but aren't brains more important?  Sure, more people are affected by breast cancer, but brain cancer has fewer consistent treatments and a much higher mortality rate, not to mention the countless and unique side effects to treatment or the cancer itself.  

So, call me biased, but I say...



Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Two Great Stories on BC

Here are two great reads.

They are two different views on the end...both of which I understand all to well...

Meet Brittany Maynard:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2014/10/08/terminally-ill-brittany-maynard-29-has-scheduled-her-death-for-nov-1/

Now...

Meet Maggie Karner:
http://thefederalist.com/2014/10/10/brain-cancer-will-likely-kill-me-but-theres-no-way-ill-kill-myself/



October Update!

All is quiet in the battle with BC.  Melissa had a nice, clean MRI last month.

BC (Brain Cancer) has been in the news a lot, lately.  Great exposure for this forgotten, understudied, and lethal cancer.
Our recent move (into an apartment) has really helped us.  I am finding it much easier for us to manage, establish routine, and enjoy our living space.  Little man is has really liked meeting kids in the area he can play with and that he goes to school with.  It is also seeming more affordable then our last place, which is another great thing for us.

Family is important, especially during hard times and holidays...I respect that more every day....after all, without them, you might end up this guy...



Thursday, September 25, 2014

New School Bliss

I feel it necessary to brag...Prince George, VA schools rock.  Little man has flourished under their guidance, so far.  He has a ways to go, but is definitively benefiting from the move.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Moved, Not Settled...

The majority of our things are not in another place...so technically, I would say we are moved.  We are certainly sleeping in the new place.  We are far, far from settled, though.  Every day, it gets closer...and the more I see how well it should all work out, the more I want that process to be complete.  We'll get there...I just need to find some patience...it must be in one of these boxes.

Melissa has an MRI appointment tomorrow.  Two fairly important milestones together...the move and the MRI that could lead to far less MRI's....it would mark almost 2 years of clean MRI's.  That is pretty important stuff, with the odds stacked up against you.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Still Moving!

Wow, I am sore.  Most the heavy stuff is moved...now unpacking!

Posts should return to normal next week.