Feeling Really Good

As some of you know, I personally have suffered from so many setbacks in my life that it is difficult to overcome the fear at times of another one. Over the past two years, I have been hospitalized for bowel obstructions, and although I did not need surgery like in the past, it still leaves a fearful questioning of when …

Time Does Help Heal

Time is passing and I am slowly becoming my old self again. My surgeon has given me a clean bill of health, at least for the moment, but there are no guarantees for me in this world. Although I preach Everything’s Okay, the title of my life story, it is a struggle to share with all of you that it …

Staying Strong – A Relection

It was a summer was full of tragic events. As summer draws to a close, I’d like to take some time to reflect on those tragedies and remember their ability to stay strong. This blog is dedicated to the victims of Boston, Texas, the wildfires, and throughout the world who have stepped into the realm of – one moment you are perfectly …

There Is A Ray Of Light

Although I am due to another follow up with the surgeon just to check some recent X-rays, my mind is beginning to refocus to how it always use to think. Dealing with a personal illness or a sick child is so very trying on the brain, and for those of us who usually have positive mindsets, there are set backs …

Advice Needed

Now I am looking for advice and needing to dig deep for the good in everything. Recently, I went to see my surgeon, a follow up appointment from a recent stent in the hospital (again) with a bowel obstruction. I was brought in for the second time in 14 months, but after a week I was able to go home without …

Positive Attitude?

September is Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness Month, but since it is also childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and since I try to focus on whatever the month is and raising awareness for each illness if possible, I figured that we could bring attention to Leukemia and Lymphoma in August. What I do want to share right now is that Leukemia, cancer …

More about Second Opinions–Sometimes, They Are Necessary!

Some seek them for insurance reasons, some for personal reasons, but at times getting a second opinion is the only way to truly find out the problem and the necessary treatment. Some doctors may become insulted about this, but remember it is YOUR life and it is important to be certain that no mistakes are being made with your treatment …

Second Opinions

I have vivid childhood memories of being carted from doctor to doctor in order to get a second (and third) opinion. When a child, or anyone for that matter, is diagnosed with something serious, it is only natural to hope the diagnosis could be wrong. After you get past that feeling, reality sinks in, and you come to realize that …

Finding the Right Medical Personnel

It is one thing to like your doctor, but it has to be a complete fit. The entire medical staff is truly just as important as the individual doctor. We all want to trust and like the people we go to for anything from a bump or bruise to major surgery and treatments. Recommendations from friends and other healthcare providers are the …

A Sincere Thanks

I would like to personally thank all of those volunteers who help the Alesia Shute Foundation come to life. I try to make whatever we do fun for everyone, although it is work. I always remember that each and every one of you are helping out of the kindness of your hearts and taking time out of your very busy …