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"

Monday, February 27, 2012

Be. Be. Be Agressive! (clap clap)

Cancer Advocates need to be agressive, informed and compassionate. When someone  tells you, no I can't do that, you don't sit at home and cry. You put your big girl pants on, you use your big words, you write emails and you express yourself in the clearest most concise way you can. If you are a believer in God, you ask him to have your back, you do what you can do and you let him handle the rest. Like Joel Osteen says, with God everything is under your feet. Enjoy this little tidbit about how being agressive, informed and a woman of faith got me and continues to get me what I want for MB. So let me re-introduce myself, my name is Mariela Vargas and no one FUCKS with my MOM or my FAMILY!

Don't let my big boobs and pouty lips fool you, there is nothing ditzy about me except my laugh!...Have a blessed day everyone!


  1. Just found out you deleted your FB (I don't go there that much). Glad to know everything's good with you. And in a way, good move (though the wall threads do seem quieter). And don't worry, your big boobs and pouty lips won't fool me, everybody here knows what you can do.

    PS: Keep it up. You're looking good!

  2. Hey Ron, yes, your about a week late on the whole FB thing and I was too addicted!....Miss you!