Monday, June 11, 2012

Meningioma Monday...

In honor of my boy...

"A dog doesn't care if you're rich or poor, educated or illiterate, clever or dull. Give him your heart and he will give you his."--John Grogan

It is with a heavy heart that I share my Koufax passed away peacefully today. 

I was lucky to have such a wonderful big lug of loyal love enrich my life for the last 12 years & 10 months.

Koufax was a companion and my champion canine caregiver encouraging me every step of the way during both of my meningioma recoveries.

He was an easy subject to often write about with his quirky ways.

I always appreciated your support when it was my turn to take care of him the last several years when diabetes and blindness throw a few more curve balls our way.

We both were damn lucky to get second chances.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Meningioma Monday...

What's in a name?!

Many of us like to name our meningioma invaders; others not so much.
I have always referred to mine as the uninvited roommate overstaying its welcome. 

For some, bestowing a name upon their tumor has given them a sense of control. 
For others, a few choice words is what's needed most.

Over the years, Meningioma Mommas' second family members have shared the following:

Fat bastard
Tina Tumor
Puffed up muffin
Get the fuck out
The Toad
Willie because he's always on my mind
Minnie me
The Beast
Little hitchhiker
Fred  I want you dead and out of my head
Dopey ,Sneezy, Happy, Sleepy, Grumpy, Bashful, Doc--yes, there are seven
Freddy the Freeloader

How about you? 

To name or not to name?