Shane’s Journey

Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can’t Lose

Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can’t Lose! Not only is that the catch-phrase of my all-time favorite TV series, Friday Night Lights. But those are the words that I try to live by in my everyday life. Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can’t Lose! is exactly the mindset that we should all adopt. I see and hear of too many people in my generation that just want to give up. If everything isn’t handed to them, then…

"Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can’t Lose"

Look Up, Get Up, Don’t Ever Give Up

Look up, Get Up, Don’t Ever Give Up! That is the phrase that the great, Michael Irvin used during his introductory into the Pro Football League Hall of Fame speech several years ago. Irvin was one of the greatest wide receivers in the history of the Dallas Cowboys. He had made it to the biggest stage of them all, in spite of all the adversity that could have, and perhaps should have ended his career long…

"Look Up, Get Up, Don’t Ever Give Up"

Lack of Sociability in a Social World

What you are about to read may come as a shock for those who know me. But I truly have a lack of sociability in a social world. For the better part of of my life I have always felt sociably awkward and have had the sense of not belonging to any one group. I often wonder to myself if this has anything to do with having Cerebral Palsy. Better yet, does it have anything…

"Lack of Sociability in a Social World"

What Causes Breast Cancer and How To Prevent It

Whаt Cаuѕеѕ Brеаѕt Cаnсеr And Hоw To Prevent It Hарреning Tо Yоu Many wоmеn want tо know whаt саuѕеѕ brеаѕt саnсеr. Onсе thеу knоw this, thеу саn tаkе mеаѕurеѕ to prevent it hарреning tо thеm. Dосtоrѕ will nеvеr tеll you this vitаl infоrmаtiоn, partly perhaps bесаuѕе thеу don’t knоw, partly bесаuѕе thеу are not allowed tо tеll уоu. Fеw реорlе rеаliѕе hоw restricted dосtоrѕ аrе in the infоrmаtiоn thеу givе you. Vаriоuѕ indереndеnt research рrоjесtѕ…

"What Causes Breast Cancer and How To Prevent It"

What is Breast Cancer

The brеаѕt iѕ a gland that соnѕiѕtѕ оf breast tiѕѕuе supported bу connective tiѕѕuе (flеѕh) ѕurrоundеd bу fаt. Thе еаѕiеѕt wау to undеrѕtаnd how thе inѕidе оf thе brеаѕt is fоrmеd iѕ bу соmраring it tо аn upturned bush. Its lеаvеѕ are known as lobules аnd thеу рrоduсе milk that drаinѕ intо duсtѕ thаt аrе thе branches оf thе breast trее. Thеѕе in turn drаin into 12 or 15 mаjоr оr lаrgе duсtѕ whiсh еmрtу…

"What is Breast Cancer"

About Tomorrow

I think about tomorrow, before yesterday has even begun. My life often feels like a roller coaster on the run. One might think it is because I am on the go too often. However, I am afraid it is the opposite. Even though I try and keep myself busy by taking my wife to and from her jobs each day and participating in therapies to help my body remain functional, due to having Cerebral Palsy.…

"About Tomorrow"

A Husband’s View (Part 5)

A Husband’s View (Part 5)   Six Chemo treatments. Six! That is how many Michelle would have to endure before her body could get a real break. I mean, Michelle did get a reprieve from the effects of chemo usually beginning the Sunday after each Monday morning chemo treatment. But we always knew it would only last a week or so before the whole cycle again. Believe it or not, by about the third chemo…

"A Husband’s View (Part 5)"

A Husband’s View (Part 4)

A Husband’s View (Part 4)   After returning home from the first morning of chemo, Michelle rested most of that afternoon. You really have no idea what your body has in store for you, especially after your first chemo treatment. So as a patient you tend to be a little nervous as the hours slowly pass after going home. As Michelle’s husband, I began to do what would become habit. I would check on her…

"A Husband’s View (Part 4)"

A Husband’s View (Part 3)

A Husband’s View (Part 3)   Fast forward to the morning of May 12, 2014. We have had several days to try and mentally prepare for this day. But how do you prepare yourselves for the thought of basically having poison pumped into your wife’s body through an IV. Granted, this so-called poison named chemo was meant to help eliminate cancer from her body. Still, you just have no idea how a person’s body is…

"A Husband’s View (Part 3)"

A Husband’s View (part 2)

A Husband’s View (part 2) That weekend following Michelle’s breast biopsy proved to be anything but a time for rest. Most of this time was spent either still in shock, or just plain anger. I mean how could this be even happening to us? Aren’t we good people? Surely this is just some nightmare that I have not awaken from! But of course it was not. What made those two days even more restless was…

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