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"

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

MY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MB and I at my last BDAY so much has changed since then.
I've always been a Birthday whore, I'm one of those people that wants the whole week instead of the day. I blame MB, ever since I was a little girl MB would always throw me a huge party with lots of family, friends, food and presents. She'd dress me up in my poofy paisa dress and I was the QUEEN! Everything had to go my way, all my cousins had to play the games I wanted and do the things I said. If I wasn't the first to hit the pinata you would find me crying, throwing a hissy fit, If I wasn't the one with the most candy, hissy fit, If I wasn't the very first in line, hissy fit. The kids that tried to "help" me open my presents lost limbs! Yes, I was one of THOSE kids. Are you really surprised?

Today I spent the day thankful that I still had MB. She peeked in my room and whispered, "happy birthday". I couldn't have asked for a better way to wake up! I love my little Baldy. I continued to organize Occupy Kaiser and went about my day as normal. No cake no singing no nothing and it was just fine. I did get a massage but thats about it.

Some of you may be wondering about Taliboo. Yes, to my surprise he has been texting and calling me. He refers to his dog as our son which is cute. Today he called and sang Happy Birthday. It totally made my day!

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