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Ohio mother's cancer disappears

CLEVELAND – Denise and Jim Keenan recently celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary, but this milestone has taken on an even greater meaning since Denise was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma back in 2009.

Denise, 66, of Youngstown, told WJW that she had "started getting used to the idea of not being here anymore." She went in and out of remission several times over the past ten years, with a variety of failed cancer treatments.

"She's convinced me probably a hundred times over the years that she was a goner," Jim said. PET scans had confirmed that cancer was spreading throughout her lungs and chest.

But in August of this year, she had a major breakthrough, thanks to a therapy being studied in clinical trials. Just 30 days after Denise became the first CAR T-cell patient at Seidman Cancer Center at University Hospitals, doctors say they can't find any trace of cancer...

this is great news...

Whats for supper?

Mr B cooked tonight.

He made meatloaf (it’s one thing I can’t make), mashed potatoes, and crescent rolls. Comfort food only. No veggies tonight. He and the boy ate lava cakes and pecan pie, respectively.

So what did y’all have?

Addiction to technology is ruining our lives.....

I can't say that I disagree with him...I ALWAYS have my phone...

The rule at our house is no cell phones when we are at dinner...

Life(or something like it)

My boy is four years seizure free today!!!

It’s been a long road. He has memory problems that we are going to ask the new neuro about. I think it’s the depakote in tandem with his aspergers. I want new bloodwork to make sure he doesn’t have any deficiencies as depakote leeches calcium and somehow affects vitamin d absorption. The old neuro said that when he quit growing, he could try a wean and see what happens. He’s still growing , but has said he does not want to stop his med. too much at stake. He told me Saturday that he would rather have the memory thing instead of seizures. I respect and support his decision because it’s his life. He said “I never want to go back to the dark time. It was the worst time of my life. “

This mama is happy though.

This holiday season, if you’re looking for a charity to park your money and where most of the money goes to help people, these are my favorites:

Danny did foundation

Chelsea Hutchison foundation

Josh provides.

Y’all have a great day!!!!! God is good.

Since people don't read anymore...Franklin, the character on Peanuts.....

Martin Luther King Jr. had been dead 11 days.

His assassination fresh on her mind, Harriet Glickman, a teacher raising three kids in suburban Los Angeles, sat down at her typewriter.

"Dear Mr. Schulz," she wrote, "since the death of Martin Luther King, I've been asking myself what I can do to help change those conditions in our society which led to the assassination and which contribute to the vast sea of misunderstanding, hate, fear and violence."

Mr. Schulz was Charles Schulz. Glickman thought the creator of the popular Peanuts comic strip could play a small part in promoting tolerance and interracial friendship by including a black character in his strip.

She sent off the letter, not expecting a reply.

Schulz did write back, to say he had considered her suggestion. But he worried that if he created such a character, black parents might think he was condescending to their families.

With Schulz's permission, Glickman asked two of her black friends to send him some ideas on how to make a black character relatable.

More at the link.....

So for all the people calling Mr. Schulz racist, you owe him and his family an apology...

Tis the season!!!! Charlie Brown....


Riverchase Galleria Shooting.....

An 18-year-old male was shot and was rushed to UAB Hospital’s Trauma Center where he was in serious condition. A 12-year-old girl was also shot and wounded. Authorities said she is believed to alert and conscious at Children’s of Alabama. A 21-year-old Hueytown man, whose name has not been released, was shot and killed by Hoover police.

Lots of people injured last night due to this foolishness....The little girl is ok, but they have to do a CT on her to assess spine damage...If her spine is ok, they are leaving the bullet in place, according to her mother..

My boy and I go to this mall..In fact, we had talked about going today, but instead will stay in N, Al and go shopping up here....

From facebook gossip, it appears there was a fist fight over shoes....mulitple videos from people in the mall all over facebook, including the aftermath...While only 2 were shot, many, many people were injured in the stampede that followed.

If y'all go out, stay safe...

Whats for thanksgiving dinner?

I’m making a 25lb turkey, southern style dressing, fried corn, green beans, multiple types of potatoes, sweet potato casserole, crab salad, rolls, cheese ball,punch and tea. Not sure what everyone else is bringing.

We have a huge feast at my house every year. This year, we’re hosting around 25 people.

It’s a lot of fun. We can even talk politics and get along. It’s fighting words though when we start talking auburn and Alabama.

So what are y’all doing?

Have a great day!

The 12 stages of life

Early Adulthood (Ages 20-35): Enterprise – It takes enterprise for young adults to accomplish their many responsibilities, including finding a home and mate, establishing a family or circle of friends, and/or getting a good job. This principle of enterprise thus serves us at any stage of life when we need to go out into the world and make our mark.

Midlife (Ages 35-50): Contemplation – After many years in young adulthood of following society’s scripts for creating a life, people in midlife often take a break from worldly responsibilities to reflect upon the deeper meaning of their lives, the better to forge ahead with new understanding. This element of contemplation represents an important resource that we can all draw upon to deepen and enrich our lives at any age.

Mature Adulthood (Ages 50-80): Benevolence – Those in mature adulthood have raised families, established themselves in their work life, and become contributors to the betterment of society through volunteerism, mentorships, and other forms of philanthropy. All of humanity benefits from their benevolence. Moreover, we all can learn from their example to give more of ourselves to others.

Late Adulthood (Age 80+): Wisdom – Those with long lives have acquired a rich repository of experiences that they can use to help guide others. Elders thus represent the source of wisdom that exists in each of us, helping us to avoid the mistakes of the past while reaping the benefits of life’s lessons.
Death & Dying: Life – Those in our lives who are dying, or who have died, teach us about the value of living. They remind us not to take our lives for granted, but to live each moment of life to its fullest, and to remember that our own small lives form of a part of a greater whole.

An interesting list....One I had never thought about before...I always thought: infant, child, teen, adult, elderly.

Fascinating opinion he gives here on the stages...I find them to be fairly accurate..Although, I would change midlife to start at 40.

y'all have a great day!
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