MARYJEANSL
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June 24,2016 Twenty pounds down from the 2009 picture, but I can't even tell.



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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, not homeschooling anymore. I was. My baby, Danny, was diagnosed with medulloblastoma (brain cancer) in March of 2013. Since then he underwent two brain surgeries, six weeks of radiation, and over a year of chemotherapy. He was in remission for a few brief months, and then relapsed. Next he had another brain surgery and then completed a year of very difficult chemotherapy, with multiple nasty side effects. After that year, he had three blessed, beautiful years of no evidence of cancer. That ended on March 15, 2019, when he had a seizure at school, which led to a diagnosis of relapsed, inoperable, terminal cancer. That relapse, in early 2019, was successfully treated with chemo that made the cancer disappear. It bought us a year of grace. That year ended in February of 2020, when an MRI showed that the cancer was back. There was really no treatment possible. My beautiful, beloved son Danny died of brain cancer on April 17, 2020, at home, holding his big brother's hand. He was 19 years old.

"If you get there before I do
Don't give up on me.
I'll meet you when my chores are through.
I don't know how long I'll be
But I'm not gonna let you down.
Danny wait and see.
And between now and then, till I see you again I'll be loving you.
Love, Me."


Daniel Neville Bruce Lowe
February 16th, 2001-April 17th, 2020





Member Since: 3/9/2009

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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.


My Program:
I am trying to eat more fruits and vegetables, plus walking as much as I can without pain.



Personal Information:
I am originally an Army brat and have lived in quite a few places. Currently I am in Texas. I have three kids, ages 29, 26, and forever 19. My degrees are in chemistry, but in late years I have mostly been employed in child care.


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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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  • v 1CRAZYDOG
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    Dream big, decide what you need to do to actualize that dream, and hold yourself accountable. Justin Sachs
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    4 days ago
  • v BROOKLYN_BORN
    Thanks for reading my blog. Yeah, the Mt Vesuvius ice cream bowl can only be enjoyed by the young without consequences. Those days are gone for me.
    4 days ago
  • v ONEKIDSMOM
    Oh, yes, Prisoner is a 100% indoor / outdoor cat. I open doors on his request. He knows how to get from the roof to the door he is accustomed to requesting access from.
    9 days ago
  • v ONEKIDSMOM
    I had been putting off the driveway work, myself, but when he came in with the estimate, and split it down by what parts of the job, I settled on the middle option, and am looking forward to easier snow shoveling. If you get an estimate for your "big expensive" jobs you might be pleasantly surprised (or not)!

    Good luck with the decisions! Prepping for Winter, for it will be here before we know it. emoticon
    10 days ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    If you have a problem . . . think if you have the knowledge & expertise to deal w/it. If not, figure out who does & can help, then call on them for advice. Raul Valdes-Perez
    20 days ago
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