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 BLITZEN44
    Thanks for your comment, Yeah, I read your original comment wrong, hence the confusion! I read it as d's moving out, not ds is moving out. So I figured you meant "daughter's" (as in "daughter is") rather than ds which I may have been able to figure out means "dear son", since I've seen it written before a time or two. lol Anyhoo, I hope the move is going well and that he's going somewhere nearby to make visiting easy! emoticon
    17 days ago
  • v ONEKIDSMOM
    Yes, they pulled out the weeds first! LOL!
    19 days ago
  • v IAMAGEMLOVER
    I live in CT about a 5+ minute drive from the MA border. Right now it is 37 degrees out. It is cold.
    19 days ago
  • v BROOKLYN_BORN
    Thanks for reading my blog
    The back of my shirt is from Isiah 40
    "Those who hope in the Lord
    will renew their strength.
    They will soar on wings like eagles;
    they will run and not grow weary,
    they will walk and not be faint"

    20 days ago
  • v BLITZEN44
    I'm so sorry about your scar! Maybe after you full heal you can get a cute new hair cut with bangs. Hope everything is going okay with Ds move and that your heart will remain intact...one leaving the nest is kind of a big deal!
    21 days ago
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