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17 July 2014 ~ 2 Comments

Gastroparesis Research Study

Last week and this one, I’ve made quick trips to San Francisco. It’s a 6 hour drive north from home, so it’s a good thing I like to drive, I guess! The trips have been for appointments with the California Pacific Medical Center to go through screening tests to be enrolled in the Gastroparesis 2 […]

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10 May 2014 ~ 2 Comments

Family Update on Mom

Many of you reading this know my mom, Margot Kuzma. You can find her on Facebook here, and for those who know her, she’d love to accept your friend request! My mom is a true survivor! She was born in East Germany, where she was raised during Hitler’s reign. During her adolescent years, she also […]

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02 March 2013 ~ 1 Comment

I’m Coming Out & Standing Up

I’ve been public about my struggle with depression over the last 12 years, as well as our journey with our son’s diagnosis with bipolar disorder. We don’t know that the diagnosis will stick long term, and as anyone would, we hope it won’t. Nonetheless, I’ve learned there is much more to mental illness than the […]

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22 January 2013 ~ 1 Comment

40th Anniversary of Roe v Wade

Representing over 55,000,000 children today are the countless mothers & fathers who have walked through one of the most difficult decisions of their lives that resulted in an abortion. We pray that each of them would know beyond a shadow of a doubt God’s love for them. We pray that His love would invade their […]

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23 June 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Why Is the Sun Up in the Middle of the Night?

I’m in Chicago on a couple hour layover. It’s 4:10 am according to my body, but Chicago believes it’s 6:10 am. I left LAX at about 10:45 pm. All this makes for a short night, but I’m sure my body will painfully remind me of that in short order once I arrive in Christiansburg, Virginia. […]

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22 September 2011 ~ 2 Comments

Forward With Trepidation

It’s the middle of the night as I’m writing this. I’m a sleeper, meaning I like my sleep. But tonight it evades me. Maybe it doesn’t evade me as much as my stomach’s rumblings keep me from slumber. Most reading this know of my challenges with gastroparesis. Even though I have gained most of the […]

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13 August 2011 ~ 2 Comments

The Beat Goes On

While the beat goes on, we’re ready for a different beat! Colleen has been working her way down on the steroid dose more slowly. A little over a week ago, we got the good news that her sed rate (the blood work number that tells the level of inflammation in your body) was all the […]

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01 July 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Cardiologist Check-up Today

We saw Colleen’s cardiologist today, who did an echocardiogram to check progress. We had hoped for an “all clear” but some fluid still remains around the heart. It is BETTER than the last one on June 19 and for that we are grateful. She has had some on & off symptoms over the last couple […]

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21 June 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Home Sweet Home

Especially for all those who don’t follow on Facebook or Twitter, Colleen was discharged from the hospital yesterday at about 11:30 am. We were able to catch a 6:30 pm flight out on, of all airlines, ALASKA, which Colleen thought was pretty funny. I was glad she got a kick out of something! She was […]

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19 June 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Just When You Thought It Was Safe!

We were ALMOST home! Set to take a cab to the airport at 9:30 am. But Colleen woke around 12:30 am with the same, but less intense, chest pain. She waited to let me know until 6:45 and we went straight to the ER, so glad to be literally right next door! They’ve run all […]

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