July 2006 Archives

Please Sponsor Me in the 2006 Relay for Life

I'm joining a 24 hour team event to fight cancer. It begins at 9am on Sept 30th and ends at 9am on Oct 1st. Each team will camp out for the entire 24 hours, and must always have at least one member on the track. Each member must only walk a total of two hours (this can be separated into half hour intervals throughout the day) - although I'm sure many will walk more.

I am asking your support in this important cause. Money raised through the Relay for Life supports the programs of the American Cancer Society (Research, Education, and Services). I'm kicking off my own fundraising by donating $50 total - $25 in memory of my father who died of a glioblastoma brain tumor on March 6, 2002 and $25 for my dear friend who survived ovarian cancer. I may donate even more before the event.

Any amount, big or small, is greatly appreciated. If you can't afford much, even just $5 is a big help. It all adds up. Ideally, I would like to raise $1,000 all by myself (our team goal is $6,500). However, I don't want to set a goal that may be too unrealistic, so I'm still aiming high, but hoping I can surpass it by making my goal $500.

If you are interested in sponsoring me, you can submit your donation online:


However, if you prefer to pay by check, contact me and I'll email you my address.

Thank you very much!



Aaaaaaah! I can't take it. I'm sick of these ups and downs. I'm off the Norco pain pill, which is awesome, but I'm still on the pain patch. They've been weaning me off of it, but now I think I'm going through withdrawals. The patch lasts 3 days and we were doing every 4 days for a while. We changed to every 5 days with this last box. Two more patches and then I'm done for good. But the days 4 and 5 are really rough. I get very sad and depressed...can barely eat and it's hard to sleep. I left work early today and I just called out of work tomorrow because it's day 5 and I just don't think I can do it. It's so hard. All I want to do is cry. Mike's been so good to me, so supportive. I don't know what I'd do without him.

On a bright note, the timing works out that I will get off my last patch the same time I go on vacation, so that's good in the sense that I won't have to deal with work while getting off of it, but
bad in the sense that it'll probably put a damper on my vacation.

Disabling Comments

Unfortunately, I have decided to disable the comment feature. It used to be that I'd get a few spam comments here and there. On a rare occassion I'd get a dozen or so at a time. However, lately, I've been getting 50+ spam comments a day. About a week ago, I got 180 spam comments in a 2-day period. I've had it set to "moderate" the comments for a while so that I have to approve the comment before it shows up, but it's taking too much time and effort to go through and delete hundreds of spam comments each week. If I figure out a fix, I may re-enable the comment feature. Until then, if you want to comment to any of my posts, send the message here. I'll even post it to blog entry myself so that it will be viewable by others. :)