Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

My son, the ice bucket king!

Check it out, my son got called out to do the ice bucket challenge, so he wanted to bravely do it in style!

Cleveland Indians ( @Indians ) , you are on his list of nominees in honor of Lou Gehrig who was a famous baseball player with this devastating disease.

Watch Timmy’s ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!

Why the ice bucket challenge? Well, long ago people with MS and ALS were treated with ice baths on order the help our nerves to fire and work quicker. Per the MS Society “An elevated temperature… impairs the ability of a demyelinated nerve to conduct electrical impulses.” Heat brings on all sort of symptoms including blurry vision, weakness, and just overall worsening of symptoms. “Even a very slight elevation in core body temperature (one-quarter to one-half of a degree)” can cause this to happen.

So, by doing the #ALSIceBucketChallenge, my son and I also challenge everyone to please remember to spread awareness and donate to not only ALS but other autoimmune diseases, including lupus, type 1 diabetes, Crohn’s, and MS (which is what I have been battling for several years). The list goes on and on.

Thank you for all that you do! We really appreciate the outpouring of love and helping us to work toward finding a cure for our diseases!

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Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Happy 9th Birthday T3!

9 years ago, all 9lb 12oz of you changed my life forever!

Growing so fast! I am so proud of the amazing boy you have become and I love you with all of my heart!

Happy 9th Birthday to you, my tender, loving, sweetheart!

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Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Surgery Day tomorrow

I’m finally letting everyone know that I am having surgery tomorrow.

Having quite a few things fixed and done. They are estimating a 4.5 hour surgery – have to get to the hospital tomorrow at 9:30am.

So, I’m having some food now before I have to be NPO after midnight. Watching some Amish Mafia. Finishing a load of laundry. Getting my stuff together. Will take a shower and then I will “try” to go to bed without having too much anxiety and insomnia. LOL

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