Thursday, February 27, 2014
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
When we talk to members of Congress on May 7, we'll have numbers: 156,420 people will be diagnosed with blood cancer this year. We'll have lists of signatures: so far this year, 5,830 people have signed petitions in favor of cures and access to treatment.
But the thing that will really get elected officials to sit up and listen is a personal story from you.
Share your story to show Congress that there are real people behind these numbers – and that we're ready to fight for a cure.
As legislators in Washington vote on bills that could help blood cancer patients, they need to know that there are real people who this legislation could help.
They need to hear the stories of families who have lived through the consequences of high co-pays, from cancer survivors who have struggled to get the treatments they deserve, from loved ones who see the impact of bad legislation every single day. They need to hear from you.
If you know what it's like to struggle with out-of-pocket expenses – if you have had problems with navigating health insurance exchanges – if you or someone you love has been unable to afford a medication because of its placement on a specialty tier – your story can make a difference.
With your help, we can put a face on the issues that blood cancer patients deal with and move us all closer to a cure. Thanks in advance for sharing your story, and for being a part of this community.
Office of Public Policy
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
So, I submitted my story in the hopes that it will be heard in Washington, D.C. this Spring.
Please take a moment to do the same!
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Today is the one year anniversary of the release of
Thanks so much for all of your love and support and reviews!
We are in this TOGETHER!
Monday, February 24, 2014
Chicken Fiesta Salad
|1.||Rub chicken evenly with 1/2 the fajita seasoning. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat, and cook the chicken 8 minutes on each side, or until juices run clear; set aside.|
|2.||In a large saucepan, mix beans, corn, salsa and other 1/2 of fajita seasoning. Heat over medium heat until warm.|
|3.||Prepare the salad by tossing the greens, onion and tomato. Top salad with chicken and dress with the bean and corn mixture.|
Friday, February 21, 2014
Thursday, February 20, 2014
If you are newly diagnosed and need some advice, please check out the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's webpage. They offer so many programs and have information specialists available weekdays from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. to assist where needed.
You are NOT alone! ♥
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
I recently had the opportunity of talking with Bernie Fallon, author and founder of Goodology ® regarding my lymphoma journey. Bernie is such an inspiration to so many and I am blessed to have shared my story with him.
Here is the link to the podcast:
Thanks so much for all that you do to
make this world a better place, Bernie!
You can purchase his book here:
Monday, February 17, 2014
Shrimp Lemon Pepper Linguine
|1.||Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add linguine, and cook for 9 to 13 minutes or until al dente; drain.|
|2.||Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat, and saute garlic about 1 minute. Mix in chicken broth, wine, lemon juice, lemon zest, salt, and pepper. Reduce heat, and simmer until liquid is reduced by about 1/2.|
|3.||Mix shrimp, butter, parsley, and basil into the saucepan. Cook 2 to 3 minutes, until shrimp is opaque. Stir in the cooked linguine, and continue cooking 2 minutes, until well coated.|
Sunday, February 16, 2014
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Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Don't know where to turn?
Watch this video and then call your local LLS chapter...
they are there to help you all along your journey!
You are NOT alone!
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
I saw this and it really hit home for me!
One of the troublesome symptoms that I've had to deal with on a daily basis is chronic myopathy. Back in 2010, I tripped and fell, dislocating my right elbow and fracturing the two supporting bones. It never healed completely. I suffer from chronic pain and the elbow is frozen. Sooooo, ever since then, I have to be uber sensitive to keeping an eye on my feet at all times. I've had other falls since then, but no more broken bones.
(Thanks to some extra padding!)
At least I can laugh about it, right?!
Monday, February 10, 2014
Apple Cider Sauce and Pork Loin Chops
|1.||Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).|
|2.||Heat olive oil in a large oven-safe frying pan over medium-high heat. Sprinkle chops with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and poultry seasoning. Place in hot oil, and brown on both sides. Drizzle Worcestershire sauce over chops, and pour in apple cider.|
|3.||Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes. Remove chops to a plate, and return frying pan to stove over medium-high heat. Stir sherry into pan, and boil until sauce thickens, stirring frequently. Serve sauce over chops.|