Saturday, October 31, 2009

Spooky! Spooky!

Hi All,
I just wanted to wish my fabulous Mom a Happy Birthday!

Also, I have some spooky health related issues this Halloween 2009. Two weeks, ago, in Door County, I fell and broke both of my wrists! Needless to say, this has been difficult, however, things got worse when I got Shingles last weekend:( I am on the mend though, and should be out of my casts the day before Thankgiving.

Here is a recent pic of Wallee in his Halloween collar:)


Sunday, September 20, 2009


Hello There,
I thought tonight would be a good night to catch up, as I have a very unique story for you. I was up in Door County this weekend enjoying the weather on Saturday, and I picked up a waitressing shift at Al Johnson's this morning. I had a big table of 13, and since it was Sunday, these folks were fully furnished in Chicago Bears attire, and thick Chicago accents.

So naturally I asked where they were from. My memory was not so good (Chemo Brain!) however, one of the women at the table told me that she "knew me." Turns out, this woman was a surgical nurse at Glenbrook Hospital with me when I had my first lymphnode biopsy in June 2005! She was in the operating room with me, and told me that she always wondered about me because I was so upset at the time of the surgery! What a great memory, and what a wonderful reminder of where I was, and how far I have come:)

Also, check out Beyonce' on YouTube singing "Halo" to a little girl with Leukemia. So touching:)


PS..Here is a recent picture of my sisters and I!

Sunday, May 31, 2009


Hi There!
I haven't updated in a while. Everything is great, I have 10 more wake-ups days with school, and then I am headed for another beautiful summer in Door County!

I do have some cancer related speaking events coming up that I am super excited about. On Saturday, June 6, I will be speaking at the Brookfield Zoo on a patient panel for LLS. On June 12, I am the guest speaker to kick off the Buffalo Grove, Relay for Life!

I will let you know how that goes:) Here is a picture taken today of my 18 pound, and 16 week old baby Wallee. We had Katie's BHS graduation party this afternoon into the early evening.


Monday, May 11, 2009

Friday, May 01, 2009

May 1, 2009

Hi All,
Today is my three year stem cell birthday! Two more years to go until remission! Let's use this day to pray for all of the survivors who have, and are currently undergoing treatment.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Pictures with our Easter Bunny

Happy Easter!
Here is a pic with our Easter bunny Wallleeee! I meet with Dr. Winter tomorrow to discuss the results of my scans and go over my report. Hope you are having a great day!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Good Friday, Great News!

Three years ago, after ten months of somewhat unsuccessful chemotherapy and radiation treatment, I found out on Good Friday that my body was on it's way into remission, and into a stem cell transplant. Three years later, on Good Friday, I was blessed with clean scans. Happy Easter!