Fighting Stage 4 Leiomyosarcoma one day at a time

Hello Everyone,

Thank You for visiting, I initially started this blog to keep family and close friends updated on our journey to Houston Texas, to visit with Dr. Burzynski, a world renowned doctor, who specializes in cancer.

A year and a half ago, MB was diagnosed with stage 4 Uterine Leiomyosarcoma and given no more than a year to live.

MB is only 50, she hasn't seen any of her kids get married or have babies. She still has a thirst for life, three kids and a Husband who absolutely adores her. My sister is 23 and youngest brother only 17. We still need our Mama Bear. If you are, or were, blessed enough to have an MB like mine, who has always loved you unconditionally and supported you, you will know how we feel. Nothing can replace a mother's love. Nothing.

Because MB's cancer is very aggressive, we had no time to waste. The very same day the doctor told us to prepare for hospice, MB and I said, "Fu*k That!", Hospice is a dirty word at our house.We started applying to the Burzynski Clinic as soon as we got home from the doctors appointmet, after 3 days of collecting medical records and sending faxes we were finally accepted.We never took time to think, we just acted. No more than a week and half after we were told to go home and prepare for death, we were on a plane headed to Houston TX in search of life and a second chance. We've left California and our family during Thanksgiving.

Even though the treatment is crazy expensive and we are away from home during the holidays, this is still the best decision we ever made. Sometimes you have to bet big to win big!

We aren't the Kardashians, we are just the Vargas' and we are going through the "realest" hardest battle of our lives...This is our story....If you'd like to start reading from the very beginning click on November, on the lower right hand side of the page and the very first post is the "Adventure Begins"

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Mother + Daughter= BFFs

Best Brunch spot in Houston!...I know, cause I yelped it;)

My main numero uno roll dog!

You are my sunshine my only sunshine, you make me happy when skies are gray, please God don't take my Sunshine away!
Anyday that my Mama Bear is feeling good enough to go out is a GREAT day. Woke up to preacher Joel Osten, He was talking about "I am". The sermon really hit home. He says when you say things like I am stupid, I am ugly you draw those things to to you, so when you say, I am beautiful, I am smart, I am healthy you draw that to you. All day Ive been tellin my Mom she is healthy, and I hear her whisper to herself I am healthy!

After that, we watched Friends, for some reason my Mom loves Friends, its her favorite show! I like watching TV with my Mom because she has this funny habit of yelling at the TV, whenever anything bad is going to happen to a character in the movie she always yells out, "Oh no, don't do drugs!, or "Oh no don't sleep with that guy!". My baldy is hysterical!

Later in the day, I yelped good Brunch spots and told Mama Bear to put her dress on, cause we are going out!

We decided to give Baba Yega a shot, it had great reviews and when we got there we saw why. The place is a gem. The decor is reminiscent of old New Orleans, my Mom said it reminded her of slavery. I think what she meant was that it was very southern. The food was excellent and the company was even better. Mom and I had a lovely afternoon just talking and laughing. She told me that when she's better she wants to go on a cruise. She said, she used to be scared of boats but now she's not scared of anything.

Later in the day, we bickered like always, she's always asking me to do random stuff and I'm always reminding her that she has two legs and two fully functional arms and she can do stuff for herself. I'm not evil, I just don't want her to get this, I'm sick mindset, I want her to still feel capable of doing things for herself. Who knows, maybe I am just a jerk, but a jerk who loves her more than anything, so there!