Larissa's Profile Page
I began this journey as a 39 year old wife and mother of three. Now at 44 I praise God for every minute I have been allowed to share with them, and look forward to every opportunity I can to share with those I love. I have learned that to battle this disease takes more strength than anyone on the "outside" would ever know, and the only way to get through it is to...Live every day like it is the BEST day of your life!
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects
from Oct. 2004 to July 2009 I have had 3 colon surgeries, now there is nothing left, a total hysterectomy and my gallbladder removed. I have had more colonoscopies than I can count...and have had two port-a-caths in and out.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects
two 6 month bouts...one 2004 to 2005. next March 2007 to Sept. 2007
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Shoot! Well, you'll be with us in spirit. : ) Congratulations on your daughter's upcoming wedding! I hope you'll share some photos with us! I really hope to meet you someday. I've been praying for you for years and I often thank God for your faith and your vulnerability here on BfaC. I think you're a really neat lady and Illove reading your posts. Hugs and prayers, Danean
Hi, Larissa! Oh, I'm SO happy that you're asking about the San Diego weekend! I would absolutely love to meet you! Your name came up at our BfaC luncheon last weekend; it was on our list of "people we wish could attend." : ) Jeanne is the person who has made all of these wonderful arrangements for us. I know several of us are planning to come, including our fearless founder, Jill! There are still rooms available at VERY discounted rates. We would love it if you could join us! I'm going to paste in Jeanne's original post/invitation below. You can find additional information and a bit of discussion on Jeanne's (Jeanne) and Jill's blogs. Here's the original post with the link omitted so it won't be delayed: "Hi! Not sure if we should be calling this our First Annual National or International BFAC Meet & Greet? The Dana Hotel has been very receptive and wonderful to work with for our Meet & Greet. They are doing phenomenal rates ($109.00 per night and they have held a few suites for $159.00 per night) for us from 10/29/13 – 11/6-13 if you would like to be there that long?! Our Meet & Greet will be 11/1/13 – 11/3/13, we will have a hospitality suite and hope to be able to visit and plan our next one! They do offer free shuttle from the San Diego Airport. They have waived the $9.00 resort fee for us, and cut the overnight parking in half at $10.00 per night. When you click on this link be prepared for a little piece of heaven right in San Diego. My contact info is also there for any questions feel free to call me. Hope to see you there! Jeanne" I REALLY hope you can join us! Your friends and family are welcome to attend, too! Hugs and high-fives on your nine years, by the way! I'll celebrate my fourth year a week from today. Thank God, huh?! Danean
Yes, I have written to Eli. I am looking forward to meeting you guys!!
Hi Larissa, my friend, Debbie COmbs, posted she liked your cutest couple photo, from facebook. I think that is so cool, because to my knowledge, she doesn't even know you! WOW huh!
Hi Larissa, I really like your distinction between being lucky and being blessed...you're right that they are two very different things and when I look at it that way, I would definitely say I've been blessed, despite all the bad luck. So thank you for an enlightening comment! Ann
Larissa, thank you for your kind words. My entire family says thank you. :) Levi
Thank you Larissa for your kind thoughts. I'm just taking one moment at a time. Right now I feel pretty good. Still sore from the biopsy and that is improving. Waiting for the PET Scan. I'm encouraged that you are doing well after having a second bout with it. Did you have to have surgery? Hugs, Theresa
Hi, that is awesome that Team Miracle earned so much money. I was having car issues the weekend of your RfL, so I would not have been able to make it. But for sure next year here in Lemoore, then in Visalia. I've gotten better about traveling since the hemi. so I know I can make it there without any worries...lol. If you are directing plays during the holidays, let me know, I would love to attend one and get to met you and your family, lots of love, Eli
Hey friend, your on for the Lemoore Relay for Life survivor lap, I would love to walk it with you, it would be an honor to walk with someone who has been there for me from the beginning and who's words of inspiration have helped me through this journey. Let me know when you have your RFL and I will be there to walk it with you....lots of love, Eli
Hi Larissa-- Thank you for sharing the information about Ruby. I hope she comes to this blog too, as it sounds like she needs all the support she can get. If I see her on here, I'll definitely become her friend. Hugs-- Martha
Hey there girlie! Just wanted to share my hubby's joke tonight. I took an hour nap at 9pm; forgot to take my chemo tabs, so I got back up. Of course, had to sit up for a good hour after that before I could try to go to bed and here it is almost 1AM and wide awake. He headed to bed by 11 and made the comment that I was bright eyed and "red" tailed.........I looked at him, ticked off at first, then laughed and said YEP I SURE AM!! LOL, gotta love the guy. Hope you are having a good weekend. Hugs GF! Just me
I am looking into why that last link didn't work. I think it is something on my end that I need to fix. Sorry about that. Jill
Hey there Larissa, I received an email saying: Your friend, larissa, has posted a new weblog post, 'Smiles in the "pit".... journal entery January 2004', for you to view. http://larissa.blogforacure.com/weblog/2010/03/02/0001 However, when I try to access it, I receive the following message: Page Not Found We're sorry! We can not find the page you were looking for. Please visit the Blog for a Cure homepage, or use the search box above to find what you are looking for. Thought you should know. Greg
Larissa, For some reason the last post you made about Tigger wouldn't let me comment, so I went to your sight and am doing so here. I was most likely too impatient as it took over five minute and then just gave me a black box. I love your posts, and the joy you find in even the darkest of times. Only those of us that have been through this realize that a simple check up is a dark and scarey time. After performing a lupectomy at the local hospital and then waiting 7 days for the results, 6 years ago I was sure there was nothing wrong because if there was they would have known before 7 days and would most certainly have called me rather than made me wait in a waiting room for a few hours. After he came in and with a surgeons manner, quickly told me I had a very large tumor that was cancer in my breast, he then said we are going to do a double masectomy and then follow w/ chemo, then he walked out. Talk about shock, and now even though I changed my medical team, I can't help but worry. I think it is safe to say all your blog friends are with you and we get it. Please let us know as soon as you can and know you are in my daily prayers. love, Sharron
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