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A person must have 'hope' to keep living. Do you know what happens when you find your passion? "everything" happens =) Now You Can Be Reminded of the Gift of Hope Each Time You Wear Our Charming Custom Jewelry. =) May wearing a piece of Hope Stone Jewelry lighten your heart and brighten the day!! Thank you for your support.http://www.etsy.com/shop/hopestones

Friday, June 10, 2011

Celest Cancer Story

I was diagnosed with Stage 2a Grade 3 Breast Cancer on March the 9, 2008.
I was treated with a lumpectomy, 30 rounds of radiation, 18 chemo treatments
and 26 Herceptin. While my cancer was small and there was nothing in my
nodes because it was an aggressive cancer I needed full treatment. My
treatment took a year and a half of my precious life and has physically changed
me forever,


I never thought I would end up considering it a gift and using the knowledge
I gained to comfort others. It's funny how some of our  greatest challenges
set us on another course. Financially my life is so different but not only
financially, my heart is different. Because I went through my treatment alone
with no family I vowed that I would actively seek out anyone who needed
comfort, support, a chemo buddy whatever they needed they could take from
me and that's how I will live the rest of my life


I am considered cancer-free and a survivor of 3 and a half years. I don't brag
about it only consider myself lucky to be here to do the work we all need so
much-the work of patience, comfort and a giggle when we can. I have great
love for my cancer sisters and remember prayers and angels abound.

I am here for anyone who needs to talk-Please contact me a clsmith528@aol.com.

<3 Celeste

Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes

Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes

Living near Philadelphia, we are big fans of cheesesteaks. Many restaurants near us make their own cheesesteaks and, of course, there are the popular restaurants in the city itself. SP even made his own version recently. So when I saw this recipe for Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes on Kelly's blog, I had to give it a try.


These couldn't have been easier and the results were delicious. I added some green pepper for color and flavor and I think mushrooms would also be good. We only had two tablespoons of steak sauce left in the bottle, but that ended up being plenty. The cheese sauce is a great addition and made these taste like the cheesesteaks we know and love. I hollowed out the rolls to make a little bed for the meat mixture to sit in, which really helped keep everything together. I'll be making these again for sure.

Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes
Adapted from Rachael Ray

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound ground beef
1 softball-sized onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
2 tablespoons steak sauce
1 cup beef stock
Salt and ground black pepper
4 dinner rolls
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon flour
1 cup milk
1 cup provolone, shredded

In large skillet over medium-high heat add the oil and then brown the ground beef, about 5-6 minutes. Add the onion and green pepper and cook another 3-4 minutes, until the vegetables start to get tender. Stir in the steak sauce and beef stock, season with salt and pepper, bring up to a bubble and cook about 2 minutes.

Split open rolls and remove most of the soft insides, leaving a bed to hold the meat mixture. Toast the rolls and set aside.

While the meat is cooking, melt the butter in a medium-size pot over medium-high heat. Stir in the flour and cook about 1 minute. Whisk in milk, bring up to a bubble and let thicken, about 2 minutes. Turn off heat and stir the cheese.

To serve, place a scoopful of the meat mixture onto the bottom of the rolls, then top with the cheese sauce and replace the top of the roll.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Taylors Tiny Dancer

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Owl You Need is Hope: On being bald.

Owl You Need is Hope: On being bald.: "My absence from this blog has been for many reasons. The truth is that I am feeling extremely sad, depressed, lost and completely uninspired..."

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

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Matts Cancer Story

My story begins in late fall of 2010 with a nagging cough. A cough that I attributed to a seasonal allergy or an inconvenient virus. The cough had continued for nearly 2 months without much concern until one morning I began coughing up blood. After six long days of doctors, hospitalization, tests, and biopsies, I received the call. I was officially diagnosed with Stage IIIb non-small cell lung cancer. Since I was a non-smoker and have always lived a healthy and fit lifestyle, it was a complete shock to me and my family. Without treatments I was given 8 months to live. With treatments, I was faced with a 5 year survival rate of 5-10%. As strong as we thought we were, my wife and I had never been faced with something like this. You never really appreciate how blessed you are with family, friends, and accomplishments until the day you realize that it can all be taken away from you. I love life, I love my life, and I had never before realized how much I have to live for.
Hearing the Lance Armstrong story several years prior to my diagnosis had always inspired me and now, more than ever, I needed that inspiration. Knowing that Lance was faced with advanced cancer and was not only able to beat it, but went on to win the Tour de France a record 7 consecutive times provided me with the positive energy and focus necessary to win my fight.
Today, my cancer is in remission and I am thankful to be given a second chance. Cancer may leave your body, but it never leaves your life. I am committed to survivorship using physical fitness, nutrition, and a low stress lifestyle to develop and maintain a super-charged immune system. I am also committed to helping others living with cancer by sharing my story with the newly diagnosed and providing help and support as a LIVESTRONG Leader. Unity is Strength, Knowledge is Power, Attitude is Everything!

My name is Matt Ellefson and I’m an 11 month cancer survivor.

Monday, June 6, 2011

ANGIES STORY

Angie Zander Malloy ‎

((HUGS)) to you too!! In June 2008 I was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer (had chemo and radiation), then Dec. 2009 my doc found a brain tumor and I had Gamma Knife for that, then this past March another small tumor was found on my brain, and I had Gamma Knife again. I go back in August for my MRI. God Bless everyone who is faced with a cancer diagnosis, and many thanks and much love to our caregivers!! ♥


..Arzelia Nichols Our caregivers and loved ones are what really gets us through this mess and they are the ones we remember the bad and good and to the good ones WE APPRECIATE YOU!! Glad you brought that up Angie. I was diagnosed Jan 2010 with lung cancer, ...had surgery, took half on my lung then stomach surgery a month later for ulcer obstruction. In Nov 2010 a brain tumor that was growing rapidly 30mm March 4th had the gamma knife. It didnt break it up but it did stunt its growth. No new tumors yet. I will be having another MRI this or next week to check.

CANCER STORY FROM CARLA

  • Carla Kucks
    You know my story Arzelia...I have had two cancer scares. 10 years ago was told I had they found a large tumor, suspected melanoma, where my ovary once was, three days later removed it, total hysterectomy... (age 39) Not Cancer. Again, six... years ago they found another tumor in my right lung, watched it for three months, after meeting with all of the Doctors, going through all the possibilities,they didn't like the way it looked so they removed the lower half of my right lung...Not Cancer! When I think about you Arzelia and watch your story unfold and all the others fighting for their lives against this awful THING... I SO wish you all were telling my story. I just want to say I know the fear, I have shed many tears. Your pain is mine and a part of me feels guilty in some weird way. I am blessed, and I count them each and every day...but the scars I have are battle scars, they remind me of what could happen and to fight the fear and cherish each and every breath. Everyday, every pain that comes along is a battle with the fear of the unknown and the possibility that the littlest pain may be cancer creeps back into my head. I pray for a cure....See More
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  • Arzelia Nichols THANK YOU CARLA =] IM SO GLAD YOURS WERE JUST SCARES, THIS LIFE REALLY SUCKS MOST OF THE TIME BUT I TRY TO MAKE THE BEST OF IT IF THAT IS POSSIBLE.. SOMETIMES ITS JUST NOT POSSIBLE...
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    Sunday, June 5, 2011

    Today is Cancer Survivors' Day!

    Today is Cancer Survivors' Day! A big hug and Congrats to all of our Cancer Survivors. Now, stand up and be seen! Tell us who you are, the cancer type you defeated, and how many years you have been cancer-free!
     

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