#10 A Bitter “Pill” to Swallow

If you have not read the previous installments, begin here. As we researched and poured over all the treatment options and research, we relied heavily upon prayer and fasting to guide us in our decision. Friends and family and even strangers offered up prayers and fasts in our behalf as they learned of our desperate […]

Spiced Pumpkin Muffins

When fall arrives anything pumpkin sounds delicious. And these muffins are no exception. Full of all the fall flavors, it will not disappoint. After Halloween I take my pumpkins and bake them and throw them in the blender. I put the puree into quart-size freezer bags to have handy when the itch for pumpkin hits. […]

Hearty Chicken Noodle Soup

There’s nothing like a hot bowl of homemade chicken noodle soup on a cold day or when you are feeling ill. Packed with nutrition and noodles from scratch, you won’t be disappointed. For the soup: 4 Tbsp butter 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 1/2 cups carrots, sliced 1 cup celery, sliced 1 large onion, diced […]

#9 Hope Begins to Take Root

If you haven’t read the previous installments, read them here. As we were leaving the oncologist’s office, Dr. Wingo’s patient, who we’ll refer to as Mary, called my cell phone. When she told me who she was I got a little excited. She started by telling me about her ovarian cancer that was not surgically […]

Ginger stir-fry

This reminds me of my favorite hibachi restaurant. I hope you enjoy! Ginger sauce: 1/2 cup chopped onion 1/2 cup coconut aminos 3 medium cloves garlic 1 oz fresh ginger, peeled and minced juice of one lemon 1 tsp rice vinegar Add all ingredients to blender and blend on high until fully incorporated. Chill in […]

#8 A Second Opinion

If you haven’t read the previous installments go here A little over a week after I had returned home my dad received the news that his mom passed away. A few weeks prior to my surgery we had heard that she wasn’t doing well. It was a very difficult and emotional time for my dad. […]

#7 Returning home

If you haven’t read the previous installments of the story go here Before she left my hospital room for the last time, Dr. Wingo asked for my permission to have my case presented at a gynecological oncology conference at a nearby hospital to get some more professional opinions on how to proceed. I happily agreed. […]

Butternut Squash Bisque

Perfect for fall, paired with some homemade bread. Ingredients: 2 butternut squash, halved and seeded 2 Tbsp butter 4 cloves of garlic, sliced 1 onion, diced 4 carrots, sliced 1 apple, peeled, cored, and diced 6 cups chicken stock 2 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp black pepper 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg 2 tsp cinnamon Directions: […]

Fresh Flour Bran Muffins

Ingredients (Makes 1 dozen Muffins) 1/2 cup boiling water 40g sifted bran Wet Ingredients 1 large egg 1 cup milk 1/3 cup coconut oil 1-2 Tablespoon Lemon Juice 1 Tablespoon Vanilla 1/4 teaspoon lemon zest (Optional) Dry Ingredients 140g Freshly milled white wheat Flour 75g sifted bran 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/4 cup coconut sugar […]

Tuscan Vegetable Soup

Ingredients: 2 Quarts Broth 1 Quart water 2 lb White Beans – Dried 1 Additional Quart Broth 1 Additional Quart water 2 14.5 oz Cans of Fire Roasted Organic Diced Tomatoes (Muir Glen Brand) 2 cups Chopped Celery 3 cups Chopped Carrots 1 medium to large Onion – Diced 2 medium Zucchini – Sliced 6-7 Garlic Cloves […]

#6 The Pathology Report

If you haven’t read the previous installments start here. The following morning Jeremy spent with Blake in the nursery. It was hard for him to divide up his time between me and the baby, since Blake was not allowed to be in our room without a nurse from the nursery with him. And if you […]

#5 What’s So Funny?

If you haven’t read the previous posts get caught up here Those ice chips were a little piece of heaven dripping onto my parched mouth and throat. I couldn’t get enough. Dr. Wingo even let me have some water too. I probably drank too much at first because it delayed the removal of my NG […]

#4 “I Opened My Eyes And…”

If you haven’t read the previous installments, start here A little while later I finally opened my eyes and noticed that the sun was shining. No one was in my room. I looked at the clock directly across from my bed on the wall that said 7:45. A white board on the wall below it […]

1.9. Life is Busy, Life is Good

Please read the installments in the correct order to best understand the story. See here. I had just stepped over the finish line while trying to look down at my watch to get the exact time it took me to finish my pilot 1600 meter (1 mile) track run at Buckeye Union High School. The sweat […]

Carrie and Jeremy’s story

This website has become a place where we can share our health journey with anyone who wishes to know more. There are many stories out there of strong people who have been blessed by a loving Heavenly Father in the struggles of life. We recognize that we are no better than the many others who go through struggles […]