MARYJEANSL   83,702
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Me with two of my dearest friends and my brother-in-law, June 2010





My baby reading a book to his cousin. He has cowlicks that won't quit, poor kid. Christmas 2009





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I am a Catholic homeschooling mom of three beautiful kids - well, the oldest has finished college and is working now and the second is in college, so only my baby is left at home with me (except in the summers). My baby, Danny, who is thirteen, was diagnosed with medulloblastoma (brain cancer) in March of 2013. Since then he has undergone two major surgeries, six weeks of radiation, and over a year of chemotherapy. He was in remission for a few brief months, and then relapsed. This is a ...
I am a Catholic homeschooling mom of three beautiful kids - well, the oldest has finished college and is working now and the second is in college, so only my baby is left at home with me (except in the summers). My baby, Danny, who is thirteen, was diagnosed with medulloblastoma (brain cancer) in March of 2013. Since then he has undergone two major surgeries, six weeks of radiation, and over a year of chemotherapy. He was in remission for a few brief months, and then relapsed. This is a very difficult time for us.

I myself am a breast cancer survivor, and I have degenerative arthritis in my hip, which makes walking painful. Other than that, I am pretty healthy, for which I am extremely grateful.

We are looking into the best relapse treatment for Danny and I will post when I know more.
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My Goals:
Right now my goals are to incorporate small healthy changes. One other goal is to be able to exercise without severe pain in my hip...not sure if that is feasible with my arthritis.

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Right now I am just trying to eat more fruits and vegetables, plus walking as much as I can without pain.

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I am originally an Army brat and have lived in quite a few places. Right now I am in Texas, at least for a while. I have three kids, ages 23, 20, and 13. My degrees are in chemistry, but right now I am concentrating on getting Danny caught up with his academic work after cancer treatment.

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Strength of character isn't always about how much you can handle before you break, it's also about how much you can handle after you've broken.

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BLITZEN44
1/27/2015 4:34:59 PM

Yep, FryDaddies SEEM like a good idea until you buy one and realize you have to fill it with like a gallon of oil every. single. time. you use it. I gave mine away. Never did make it smoke or catch fire though. Not like I do with waffle irons and hot skillets with oil in them. I'm not sure if my bad luck with cooking with oil is God's way of telling me I shouldn't do it or God's way of telling me I should do it more often so I get better at it...these are the mysteries my of life. emoticon



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BROOKLYN_BORN
1/20/2015 2:23:44 PM

Thank you for your thoughtful comment on my blog. I understand the article's target audience, but I wish spark could make their point without putting down those of us who use daily weight data wisely. We are neither obsessed nor compulsive.



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SPARKED2BFIT
1/11/2015 7:32:35 PM

thanks for your support on my latest blog... and wishing us both a great week!! emoticon emoticon

ps.. love the quote about strength of character!!



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1BEARWIFE
1/1/2015 3:01:55 PM

Thanks for the friend add, Mary Jean. I wonder why we didn't do this before??? Could it possibly have been that we were too busy?? emoticon



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LINDAKAY228
11/5/2014 5:52:18 PM

Thank you so much for your comments and compliments on my blogs. When I look at you and Danny I see so much inspiration. Danny for all he's going through but I also think its sometimes harder on the moms than the child. It's really hard on him I know but I've never had to watch one of my children go through what you've had to see and deal with. So I guess we inspire each other LOL. Anyway, you know how awesome Danny is in spite of his fight against some of his treatments. But remember how awesome YOU are.



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