Monday, December 27, 2010
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Monday, December 6, 2010
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Here is our pumpkin this year. I saw the owl design and just couldn't help myself.
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
We hope all of you are doing well. Toni is doing pretty well right now. She’s very tired all the time, but still manages to keep her big smile and laughter through it all. Praise God!
You may remember me commenting in her Journal that currently there is no reliable early detection test for . Most patients are diagnosed in the later stages when it’s more difficult to treat. Well, I’ve joined a group of people trying to do something about that! A few months ago, I joined the Laura Crandall Brown Ovarian Cancer Foundation, whose mission is to fund research to find a reliable diagnostic tool to detect ovarian cancer in it's earliest stages. If it is caught early, it can be successfully treated.
We’re raising money for that research and I’m writing today to ask for your help. I ask that you please consider participating in our First Annual to be held Saturday Sept 18th from 9:00 am until 3:pm at the Preserve in Hoover. There will be numerous fun activities for families with kids of all ages as well as the serious runners. This is a pet friendly event so bring the pooch! The Alabama and Auburn games are scheduled later in the day, so don’t let that stop you!
There are several ways you can help!
- You can support or join our team, . Click on the green “Register Now” icon. Register and select “Teal for Toni” in the Team drop-down list.
- You can . Recruit friends and co-workers. You can also register as an individual runner. It's simple and fun.
- You can Donate online here.
- Or, you can simply donate by check, payable to The Laura Crandall Brown Ovarian Cancer Foundation. Please send it to Dave Keyes,
The Laura Crandall Brown Ovarian Cancer Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. All donations are tax deductible.
I have attached the Registration Forms and other information about the event so please download and read the details.
I have also attached a sponsorship form if your business or employer would like to help sponsor this event. Please think about asking others you know to help support us by being a business sponsor.
Please register today and plan to join us. If you can't come, register anyway and we will send you your T-shirt and Goodies Bag.
Thank you all for your continued support of the Laura Crandall Brown Ovarian Cancer Foundation. I hope to see all of you there. Please contact me if you have any questions.
Thanks for supporting us to help find a way to detect this cancer in the early stages to give folks like Toni and Laura a chance to fight it, to beat it, to live without it!
Dave and Toni
Friday, September 3, 2010
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Monday, August 16, 2010
I don't know if you all know this, but I am not only an Occupational Therapist. I am also a "Jewelry Lady". I have had a business with Premier Designs Jewelry for 3 years now. I have loved going into women's homes and playing in jewelry. It is GORGEOUS jewelry at FABULOUS prices!!
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Friday, July 2, 2010
We met with Dr. Yeilding yesterday to hear about the CT scan results. It's mixed news, not good, but not terrible. All we knew going into the meeting was what the nurse told us - that there has been "increased progression" in the abdomen. Two things have happened over the past 5 months since her last CT scan. There's about a cup of fluid in her abdomen that contains cancer cells. That was about a thimble quantity last time. He said that on a scale of 1-10, with 10 being the worse, this is a 2 or 3. Not too bad. They can't go in an remove the fluid without causing all kinds of other problems, so there's not much we can do about that. The other problem is that the scan also showed a thickening of the abdomen lining. This wasn't seen in the last CT scan, so it looks like we've caught it early. Even so, he rated this about 4-5 on the 1/10 scale - more serious than the fluid. He also told us that the scan picked up cells in the lymph nodes in the abdomen. That was the scariest sounding news to us, but he quickly said that the lymph nodes in the abdomen don't spread the cancer like those you hear about with breast or lung cancer. That’s some relief, but this thing is acting up a bit and we need to change things up to hold it back.
We continue to have the utmost confidence in Dr. Yeilding and his staff at Brookwood. They are very compassiona
Our trust remains in the Lord who is really the only one in control of anything in our lives. He’s given us a peace about this that I’ve mentioned before. That’s what sustains us and helps us through this roller coaster ride of tests and treatments.
We continue to pray for all of you and thank God for our family and friends who have been so supportive and helpful. We’re richly blessed with so many wonderful friends and family. Everyone wants to know if they can do anything for us. Right now, we’re handling things ok and I’ll speak up if there’s anything we need. Just please send your prayers for remission and comfort for Toni as we continue this journey.
We love you. Have a great 4th of July!
Thank you, Dave