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Friday, August 7, 2015

~Meet my warrior angel Jamie~




I started this blog to inform and  provide wigs to women that were going through chemo and just could not afford one.  Jamie is strong in her mind and fighting ovarian cancer now.  I sent her the wig you see her in.  I have never met her but I know her through social media. This makes me happy.  I wish I could do more but, I too struggle financially. That will never stop me from helping women like Jamie.  She is a fighter and her smile always has a place in my heart.  She wrote me how much she loved the wig.  This is who I am.  I have done this many times but never put a face to who I have helped, Jamie is the exception because she embodies everything I stand for in my life.  I hope to be doing this for the rest of my life. The whole reason I started this blog was to inform others and tell my journey through breast cancer twice. I had to fight my way back when I discovered I had to have a double mastectomy in 2008. The first bout I had was in 2006.  I found it, so women please keep checking.  Know your body~ Than, the unthinkable happened three years ago.  I started to seep silicone through my implants and had to endure another reconstruction with saline implants this time.  I was told that I have silicone artifacts under my sternum.. No, they can't be removed which makes my other auto immune disorders worse .(Fibromyalgia, Grave's Disease, Thyroid Eye Disease.)
Her spirit keeps ME going when I need a push. Jamie you are a STAR!  I love you.  Thank you for letting me tell others what I do.

UPDATE:AS OF AUGUST 15, 2015 JAMIE IS NOW IN REMISSION. 

Monday, March 16, 2015

~~~A Final Farewell~~~



Twenty Years
"I have always loved you" he told me one day in 2011. 

I learned allot from Tony Civilla and now I am saying good bye
He was larger than life and I miss him so much.
He left this world too soon.  What a loss to so many...

I know that he is finally without pain, maybe reading by the ocean...or fishing there.
When the moon comes out all the sadness goes away.
 
When the stars are bright I look up at the moon and think of all we have been through together.
We really lived life and no one can take away those years.

I know you are up there with my Dad fishing and ruminating, laughing together. they had a mutual admiration and were great story tellers.
I miss your smile, your laugh, your ...your wonderful way of looking at life.
I miss your cookies.
I miss the man that made a big impact on my life.
so many years, so many tears.
Good bye I will see you again
With a wink and a nod you are always in my heart.


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Friday, February 6, 2015

Cannabinoids~New hope for breast cancer

Cannabinoids: a new hope for breast cancer therapy?

Caffarel MM1, Andradas C, Pérez-Gómez E, Guzmán M, Sánchez C.Author information:
1Dept. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology I, School of Biology, Complutense University-CIBERNED-IRYCIS, Madrid, Spain.

Abstract

Breast cancer is a very common disease that affects approximately 1 in 10 women at some point in their lives. Importantly, breast cancer cannot be considered a single disease as it is characterized by distinct pathological and molecular subtypes that are treated with different therapies and have diverse clinical outcomes. Although some highly successful treatments have been developed, certain breast tumors are resistant to conventional therapies and a considerable number of them relapse. Therefore, new strategies are urgently needed, and the challenge for the future will most likely be the development of individualized therapies that specifically target each patient's tumor. Experimental evidence accumulated during the last decade supports that cannabinoids, the active components of Cannabis sativa and their derivatives, possess anticancer activity. Thus, these compounds exert anti-proliferative, pro-apoptotic, anti-migratory and anti-invasive actions in a wide spectrum of cancer cells in culture. Moreover, tumor growth, angiogenesis and metastasis are hampered by cannabinoids in xenograft-based and genetically-engineered mouse models of cancer. This review summarizes our current knowledge on the anti-tumor potential of cannabinoids in breast cancer, which suggests that cannabinoid-based medicines may be useful for the treatment of most breast tumor subtypes.
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