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Love Letter to my Husband for our 10th Anniversary

10 years! Anniversary 7-7-07

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Support my treatment trip ❤

Watch my video I am so excited because Pure Haven Essentials is giving me a chance to earn a free trip to MD Anderson! I need 12 Facebook party hosts to reach my goal of the first level incentive which would pay for the hotel. But with a little help from my friends, I know I can… Continue reading Support my treatment trip ❤

Dirty Details of Cancer

I can-cer vive

I took this picture on our 7th wedding anniversary, which was our golden wedding anniversary. We were married 7-7-07.  It was the first trip in 4 years, not including going to Houston for treatment. Susan G Komen had sent us to the Lake of the Ozarks and we stayed at Camden on the Lake. It was… Continue reading I can-cer vive

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I have been swallowed by cancer

After 6 weeks of living with fractured ribs, they have finally concluded that the fractures are, in fact, due to more disease at the fracture sites. I am unable to do much around the house, I can’t even lift something in and out of the oven. Anyone who knows how much I love to cook and… Continue reading I have been swallowed by cancer

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Cancer Superheroes

I am excited to say that my story was recently featured on Flatland KC. I was asked by Lindsey Foat, reporter for KCPT, if I would answer a couple questions after the show aired. I was able to meet Lindsey at KCPT, she contacted me after my story was shared with Cancer in KC. Lindsey has been… Continue reading Cancer Superheroes

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Cancer in KC: ‘I will win this for everyone.’

I was contacted by KCPT and invited to be on the show Tell KC. They were interested in finding out why I travel for treatment when there are several cancer center here in the area. I was already scheduled to be KU downtown for a preoperative appointment that day, and Shawn was planning to come… Continue reading Cancer in KC: ‘I will win this for everyone.’

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Cancer is everyone’s problem.

Yesterday, I received a call from Bonyen Lee of KCTV 5, wanting an on-air interview about the new John Hopkins Study. The study says that two-thirds of cancer is just ‘bad luck’. And I for one, have been trying to explain this for the last four years. I do not have any cancer in my family, and… Continue reading Cancer is everyone’s problem.

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My eye is on the prize.

Because my appointments were Thanksgiving weekend, it worked out that we could celebrate turkey day with my dad. I flew by myself to Dallas Love Field, with Wings of Hope. As you can see from my last post, the holiday traveling season is in full form. But when I arrived in TX it was 65… Continue reading My eye is on the prize.

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A Perfect day for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer!!

October 25, 2014 Making Strides in Kansas City, MO I have walked in the Making Strides walks for the last 6 years. In 2012, I spoke at the walk after I had just been re-staged to 4 with mets in my bones and spine. I spoke in front of 15,000 people, and cried in front… Continue reading A Perfect day for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer!!

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Good Days. Bad Days. Cancer Days.

Today is definitely a Cx day. I’m on my third round of radiation, 10th treatment. Yesterday I had both chemo and radiation, and today I am not feeling well. Having a lot of pain at the shot sites and the radiation site. My bones hurt so bad from the Faslodex which is a bone strengthening… Continue reading Good Days. Bad Days. Cancer Days.

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Amanda’s Fight!

I’ve had a blast this weekend! Picked up the pink camaro on Friday and we’ve been driving it all over town! Thank you so much to Cable Dahmer Chevrolet for supporting my treatment fund! They are giving $1 for every like on their Facebook page when you mention my name! Plus, $100 for each sold… Continue reading Amanda’s Fight!

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Conventional weapons and mere mortals cannot destroy me…

I’m still trying to get back into the groove of things, but it’s slow going. Four days in the hospital all because of the bone lesions causing pain and swelling in my hip-joint. But they had a lot to rule out, and I went through quite a bit of painful tests and prodding. I’m happy… Continue reading Conventional weapons and mere mortals cannot destroy me…

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Your body only has what you give it.

It seems all we ever read and hear about anymore is how “they” don’t want you to know. They don’t want you to know that apricot seed has B17 which has great cancer fighting benefits. It’s a seed people, you’re telling me you’ve never heard of seeds being beneficial? It’s a little ridiculous to see… Continue reading Your body only has what you give it.

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How to REALLY support your friends when they are diagnosed with cancer.

I am always being asked this question: What can I do to help? My mind goes blank. I go blank because there is so much to do, that I don’t know where to start. And then, I end up saying thank you but I am fine. Only later, I find myself trying to remember who offered… Continue reading How to REALLY support your friends when they are diagnosed with cancer.

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🤗🤗🤗Need a little help from my friends ❤❤❤

💜💛💚💙❤Need a little help from my friends! You all know my business funds my treatment. I have had a difficult time raising money because I’ve been accused of “pulling heart strings” when I last posted my gofundme link. I am capable of earning the funds with online parties and FB live. So please share my… Continue reading 🤗🤗🤗Need a little help from my friends ❤❤❤

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Shopping Soirée benefiting Mommies in Need

💙💜💛❤💚 I am a Mommy In Need who has been blessed with this amazing organization in so many ways. I have been fighting breast cancer without remission since 2010, and Mommies In Need has been there for me and my family for so much more than childcare. I am currently undergoing my 11th leg of… Continue reading Shopping Soirée benefiting Mommies in Need

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Fought to stay alive my entire life, just to end up with cancer

When I went to bed, I wondered if the power would be on when I woke up in the morning? Maybe my mom will be here when I wake up. It would be so nice to have her help me pick out my clothes and to have someone to talk to. I was always positive… Continue reading Fought to stay alive my entire life, just to end up with cancer