Saturday, January 19, 2013
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Tuesday, May 15, 2012
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Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
I captured this image the day after I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I do have a good prognosis. The photo seems symbolic to what I'm going through. It gives me serenity. I hope that it is comforting to those who are struggling.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Friday, May 13, 2011
Friday, April 29, 2011
Friday, April 22, 2011
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Sunday, January 2, 2011
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Friday, November 12, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
Sunday, September 5, 2010
Monday, August 16, 2010
Sunday, August 8, 2010
What's done is done and it's time for me to let go, find peace within myself and move forward - focus on the positive and be thankful for what I can do. If I keep looking at the past I will never see the future. So from this point on I plan to post a new photo every week. I can't thank everyone enough for not giving up on me! God bless you all!
Sunday, July 4, 2010
It’s been a year his month that I have been impatiently waiting to return to my life.The most difficult part is sitting and watching life go by. Yes, I have made some improvements and I am taking an anti viral drug along with weekly IV treatments. I loved running, working, and I lived my life in constant motion, and I loved it. Everything that reflects me as a person has been stripped away.I really struggle at times to hold on to hope.
This should have never happened to me because I did everything I could to stay physically fit and healthy, but it did matter.
I replay all the events the lead up to my medical mishap. Looking back, I should have done my own research before I ever accepted the MS diagnosis.
How do you live after your life is gone? It’s been a very tough year.
Friday, March 19, 2010
At last, I have the correct diagnosis and I'm finally getting the proper treatment to take care of the original problem and repair the damage from the wrong medications. In the near future, I'm hoping to be posting a new photo to my blog. Thank you all again for your kind words of support.
Saturday, January 2, 2010
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
I’m still here. I was diagnosed and treated for a disease I do not have. Consequently, that has placed me on a dark and lonely path far from home. Day after day and mile after mile I’m getting closer. With the love of friends and family, I know I’ll make it. I want to thank everyone for their prayers and kind words and support.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Since I don't have any recent photos to share, I thought some from my travel archives might be interesting. Mt.Pilatus has a cogwheel train which is the world's steepest with its 48 % gradient passing through five tunnels.
Once we reached the summit, the view was breathtaking. I felt as though I was looking down from heaven. I had forgotten all about my fear of heights once I climbed into a two seater glass cable car for the trip down the 7,000 foot mountain. It was a thrilling unforgettable trip of a life time!
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Update: Still recovering from Solu medrol treatment. Unfortunately, not as quickly as I had hoped. As with any treatment, there are side effects. I have experienced serveral side effects which seem to be worse than what I was being treated for. I am very anxious to return to work, walk my dog, and take photos. If anyone has first hand experience on this type of treatment, please pass it along.
Thanks to everyone for sending well wishes and positive encouragement.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
I am a photographer. It’s not just a job; it’s who I am. The moment I gripped a camera and covered my first assignment, my life changed in a profound and positive way. After searching for the majority of my adult life for a career that was meaningful to me, I knew this was the path that God had intended.
Unfortunately in September of 2008, I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.
My first thought was: “Oh no, what does this mean, thousands of people have MS and function normally. I will follow my doctor’s orders and start treatment immediately.” Albeit, that wasn't my deep deep feelings: I was scared, mad and angry. Other than the death of my grandparents, I have never been so low.
Then the heat of summer arrived. Now, I love summer; I live for summer. But, the heat literally paralyzed my body with exhaustion to the point where I could not take a step or lift my head. This, I wasn’t prepared for. I’ve never let fatigue or illness get in the way of my job. But this year, the heat stopped me dead in my tracks.
I’ve been told it’s unprofessional to share my illness. However, I am part of the community in which I work and live. I want to reach out to others who may feel alone. Part of the wonderful experience of my job as a photographer is sharing people’s grief and joy. So I am sharing my grief and joy also.
Recently, I had an episode that placed me immobile. From the severe weakness, I literally collapsed.
Upon high recommendation, I am receiving several consecutive days of intravenious steroid treatment. I am being optimisic that this treatment will restore my life to being active again.
If anyone would like to share information that may be helpful, I’m welcoming it. I joined a support group that will resume in the Fall.
I am going to fight this with everything I have.
It may slow me down but it WILL NOT ROB ME OF MY PASSION !
I'll see you on Friday.