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"

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

I feel like Elle Woods in Legally Blonde...

Correction Yaz made 8 posters today....She would, best Co-Organizer EVER!

Tonight I went to my first Occupy San Jose meeting. It was different to say the least. The occupiers do this thing called general consensus. What they do is propose something and the whole group has to agree, the way they show that they agree is they do jazz hands. When I proposed Occupy Kaiser they all did Jazz hands at first and then one annoying guy starts asking a bunch of questions and in the end only half of the group did jazz hands, the rest did sad jazz hands lol. The good news is some may still join my movement as individuals which is cool.

At the meeting I felt like Elle Woods at Harvard. I was definitely out of place. Earlier in the day, I spoke with my friend at KTVU, he was collecting information about my occupation, he asked what I was going to do. Occupy Kaiser DUH, but his question really got me thinking, how did I get here? I normally Occupy the parties or Vegas, what is my dumb ass doing occupyng Kaiser?

Surprisingly my friend Yasmine has gotten really into the occupation, I can safely say she's obsessed! Every 5 minutes she's texting me another idea and today she single handedly made 6 posters. She Would. I love that she is so into it, it helps a great deal. I still have to do a lot for MB and I'm starting to get tired but I'm going to keep pushing and fighting because no one messes with MB and gets away with it. When people say, "YOUR" organizing Occupy Kaiser my response is, "What, like it's hard?" then I do a little dance ;)


  1. Way to go!!!!

  2. ^5 I Likka You !! Great Success comes from the combining of Great Minds!! Just remember there is POWER IN NUMBERS…… and when you get TIRED and Weary just remember What All She Continues to Do just to Survive this Battle :-) She is Amazing and pushes on even when she least feels like it!! Remember Barb……..her inspiration to Go to the Clinic……MB is Your Inspiration and your reward will be in the end when she is in remission !! Si Se Puede……you can rest when she is better :-)