November 28, 2009

C-A-N-C-E-R

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C - Childrens Hospital in Oklahoma City, the best place for any sick child in the state of Oklahoma!
A - Asher, a 1 year old boy with the biggest eyes and the cutest smile, fighting a disease no child should ever experience.
N - Neurosurgeon Dr. Gross and her team who performed his surgery, they work miracles each and every day.
C - Caringbridge, a personal website for patients http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/asherrayreynolds
E - Extraskeletal myxoid chondrosarcoma or EMC, the type of tumor that was removed from Ashers little head
R - Radiation, the treatment Asher is facing since EMC does not respond to chemo, he will do a new type called Proton therapy

One question that makes me cringe: What is his survival rate?
My answer: 100%, because honestly we never asked any of the doctors. Why? Who cares? Does it make a difference if they told us 10% or 50%? He's not a number and he will fight his best fight and will beat the odds...well whatever those may be.

Read more about Ashers story here.

November 27, 2009

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November 25, 2009

What am i thankful for?

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If you have read my blog lately you know that we have not had a good year and everyday getting closer to Thanksgiving i kept asking myself, what am i thankful for, life has not been kind to us lately, i have no desire to celebrate Thanksgiving and then it hits me, here is what i'm thankful for...
  • every person that has prayed for my grandson Asher
  • being able to have Asher with us this Thanksgiving
  • the few that have donated to help my daughter not worry about paying rent this month (from the bottom of my heart, thank you)
  • a boyfriend that has held me when i broke down, and knows that our #1 priority is to get Asher healthy no matter how often and long it keeps me away from home
  • friends and family that have been there for me to talk to and listened, came up to the hospital to bring snacks or just sit with us
  • an ex that i can rely on to be there for whatever our kids need
  • two daughters that have shown me how strong they can be, one dealing with her sons battle of cancer and all the pain that comes with it and the other one that put her life on hold to be there for her sister. So proud of both and thankful that i can call them my daughters
  • i'm also thankful for having a job when so many have lost theirs because of the economy
  • i'm thankful to be alive and be a mother and grandmother and people around me that show me everyday that they love me.
I could probably list a lot more, but this is what just popped in my head. So no matter how bad life seems, remember there are always things to be thankful for. Happy Thanksgiving to Everyone!



Keep Asher in your prayers, he's doing so well right now, still waiting to hear where he's going for radiation, but we are thankful for that too, thankful for the technology available nowadays.

If you would like to contribute to Ashers fund to help him and his mommy cover expenses you can do so by donating here, every dollar makes a difference!




or you can also send your donation via paypal to his account. The email address is Ashersmedicalfund@gmail.com

Any questions about Asher, his treatment or how you can help please email me at bkokc00@gmail.com

If you would like to read more about his journey you can visit his website here: http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/asherrayreynolds

November 21, 2009

Living with Cancer-My daughter is my hero

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I never really had to deal with cancer in my life. My dad had cancer and passed away shortly after, this was in 1998. I never knew. He was in Germany i was in the States, he never told me. I remember how angry i was at him, I was daddys little girl, why didn't he give me a chance to say goodbye. After a couple of years i understood, he knew if he told me i would be on my way home immediately, then what? Sit and wait for him to die? I had two children to take care off. It was his final gift to me.


Today I understand it even more so. Dealing with Asher and his cancer has to be the most frustrating thing I ever had to deal with. The up and downs. The hope the disappointments. Learning about the tumor, relief that the tumor was removed, finding out it's malignant. It's a constant struggle. You feel like you are going one step forward and two steps back.


We found out three weeks ago that we have the newest technology in radiation available right here in Oklahoma City. There are only six locations in the United States that offer it at this point. We were delighted, it's called Proton Beam Therapy, a type of radiation that minimizes damage to the healthy tissue. Exactly what we needed, we are talking Braintissue here, of course we do not want to destroy healthy tissue. They told us that they needed to find a pediatric anesthesiologist to sedate Asher during radiation, since it's targeted he can not move. It seemed to be the least of our worries.


Asher had another appointment with his oncologist yesterday, she informed my daughter that they can't find an anesthesiologist to do it. The treatment center he was supposed to go to will not have an anesthesiologist under contract till maybe January. She wants to do another MRI on sunday, see what his brain looks like, are there any changes? Has the tumor started to grow back? Does it look ok? We will see. If there are changes and they are not good she wants him to go to M.D. Anderson in Houston, if there are no changes she will talk about our options: go ahead and go to Houston anyways or wait till January for the treatment center here (IF they are for sure they will have an anesthesiologist by then). She said that she does not want him treated at her hospital because all they have available is the old style radiation. The type that destroys a LOT of healthy tissue. We are so greatful to have this doctor, she cares. She cares for Asher to get the best treatment available to him and if it means sending him away, so be it.


We are nervous about tomorrow. Scared. What will the MRI show us? My daughter is prepared to do whatever she needs to do to give Asher the best chance she can. She's 20 years old. She's been the best mommy thruout this, I'm so proud of her. She's dealt with so much while trying to care for Asher, a blown motor in her car, not being able to work since Ashers diagnosis, finding out her granny has 2 braintumors and stage 4 lung cancer, Ashers father that decided everything was just too much for him and walking out on her. She's one strong girl, I admire her strength. Now she's looking at maybe having to leave home to go to Houston for 6 weeks, the same girl that is scared to be in her apartment alone at night, she doesn't think twice about going if she has to.  My daughter is my hero.


**If you are wanting to help her and Asher out in their journey check out this post for the donation link, or email me at bkokc00 at gmail.com if you want to help in any other way, and please pray for Asher and his mommy, Thank you and god bless**

November 15, 2009

Asher and his mommy need your help

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This is something i never thought i would have to do, but unfortunately here it is:
Let me introduce you to my grandson. This is Asher:

Asher was 10 months old when this picture was taken in September 09. He seemed like a perfect bundle of health. Three weeks later he was fighting for his life. On October 5th, after a couple of weeks of doctor and ER visits, he was diagnosed with a brain tumor and immediately taken to PICU. They had to drill a hole in his skull to relieve the pressure that was building up because the tumor was blocking the spinal fluid to drain properly.
Here is Asher in PICU on Oct 9th:

On October 9th he underwent brainsurgery at the Children's hospital in Oklahoma City to remove the tumor, the surgeon was sure she had gotten all of it and we were thrilled to hear the news and then we were told that the tumor is malignant.
The name of the tumor is extraskeletal myxoid chondrosarcoma (EMC). Average age for humans that have this type of tumor is 40yrs and up and it is even more rare for it to be in the brain. The doctors explained to us that they were baffled because they have never treated of a case like this nor have their expert colleages around the USA who were consulted, one said that he has HEARD of one case. This type of tumor does not respond well to chemo so the doctors are looking at localized radiation. We will know for sure how long and how often he will go thru these treatments tomorrow when we go see his oncologist.
My daughter spent day and night with Asher while he was in the hospital till his release last friday.
Here is the reason for this post: my daughter has been unable to work because she needs to take care of him, she is on unpaid medical leave from work. Even though his medical cost is covered they are still facing basic expenses such as rent, food, utilities, gas to drive back and forth to hospital and doctor visits. Asher will most likely be in and out of the hospital for the next year. Her dad and I are planning to help out as much as we can but i decided to start up a fund for Asher to hopefully give my daughter some peace of mind so she can fully focus on getting Asher healthy without worrying about paying her bills. They can use all the help they can get and even more importantly they need all the prayers they can get also.
If you would like to contribute to Ashers fund you can do so by donating here:




or you can also send your donation via paypal to his account. The email address is Ashersmedicalfund@gmail.com

No paypal? No problem! If you would prefer to send a donation to Ashers fund you can do so by sending it to:
Allegiance Credit Union
Asher Reynolds Medical Fund
Account: 384045
101 N. Robinson, Ste 210
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

Any questions about Asher? his treatment? you can email me at bkokc00@gmail.com, i'll be happy to answer any questions!

If you would like to read more about his journey you can visit his website here: http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/asherrayreynolds

Thank you for reading my post and please keep him and his mommy in your prayers!
**update**
We saw the oncologist today. She suggested for Asher to go thru radiation for 6 weeks, 5 days a week. He will go to another facility to do this radiation because it is something called Proton Radiation Therapy. The difference between old style and Proton is that with the old style the radiation treatment damages anything in the way including healthy tissue. Proton is a new type of radation that minimizes damage and has a more powerful effect. The doctor is trying to get rid of any bad tissue that surrounded the tumor. Ashers pituitary gland will be damaged during this treatment and he'll require to take hormones for the rest of his life. The doctor said she thinks it's worth it, if this tumor returns it would mean another brain surgery and she said the chances of them being able to remove the whole tumor again are very slim. We are very greatful that OKC is offering this new type of treatment, i heard that it's 1 out of 6 machines in the whole USA. So keep praying for my little buddy Asher!
**update 11/20/09**
We found out three weeks ago that we have the newest technology in radiation available right here in Oklahoma City. There are only six locations in the United States that offer it at this point. We were delighted, it's called Proton Beam Therapy, a type of radiation that minimizes damage to the healthy tissue. Exactly what we needed, we are talking Braintissue here, of course we do not want to destroy healthy tissue. They told us that they needed to find a pediatric anesthesiologist to sedate Asher during radiation, since it's targeted he can not move. It seemed to be the least of our worries.


Asher had another appointment with his oncologist yesterday, she informed my daughter that they can't find an anesthesiologist to do it. The treatment center he was supposed to go to will not have an anesthesiologist under contract till maybe January. She wants to do another MRI on sunday, see what his brain looks like, are there any changes? Has the tumor started to grow back? Does it look ok? We will see. If there are changes and they are not good she wants him to go to M.D. Anderson in Houston, if there are no changes she will talk about our options: go ahead and go to Houston anyways or wait till January for the treatment center here (IF they are for sure they will have an anesthesiologist by then). She said that she does not want him treated at her hospital because all they have available is the old style radiation. The type that destroys a LOT of healthy tissue. We are so greatful to have this doctor, she cares. She cares for Asher to get the best treatment available to him and if it means sending him away, so be it.


We are nervous about tomorrow. Scared. What will the MRI show us? My daughter is prepared to do whatever she needs to do to give Asher the best chance she can. She's 20 years old. She's been the best mommy thruout this, I'm so proud of her. She's dealt with so much while trying to care for Asher, a blown motor in her car, not being able to work since Ashers diagnosis, finding out her granny has 2 braintumors and stage 4 lung cancer, Ashers father that decided everything was just too much for him and walking out on her. She's one strong girl, I admire her strength. Now she's looking at maybe having to leave home to go to Houston for 6 weeks, the same girl that is scared to be in her apartment alone at night, she doesn't think twice about going if she has to. My daughter is my hero.

**update 11/22/09**
Ashers MRI showed no sign of the tumor returning so far, we are still waiting to hear where/when radiation will begin.

**update 11/27/09**
Dr McNall said that the Proton Center in OKC can't guarantee to start therapy in january and she suggested for Asher to go to MD. Anderson in houston for the treatments, now we are waiting to hear if they take his insurance and if his insurance will cover out of state treatment.
I also heard today that the newspaper in Gainesville Texas would like to do a story about Asher. His great grandparents live there and are well known in the community/church. So excited to get the word out and maybe it will help other parents also.

Britta
Ashers G'ma



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$2 RR WYB Glade Deodorizer $5.99
Sense & spray, 3 wick candle, reed diffuser, lasting impressions spray


$5 RR WYB $20 worth of participating toys or plush


$3 RR WYB Head & Shoulders shampoo (14.2 oz) or conditioner (13.5 oz) 2/$8


$5 RR WYB Motions Hair Care 3.5-13 oz. (Excludes Marula) 3/$10


$2 RR WYB Antiperspirant/Deodorant or Body Mist 2.6-3 oz. 2/$7
Degree Fine Fragrance Or Absolute Protection
Dove Ultimate Clear, Visibly Smooth or Body Mist


$4 RR WYB Gillette Fusion Manual or Power Razor System $8.99


$3 RR WYB Oral-B 2/$5
Indicator toothbrush, floss (55 yd.), 75 or 90 ct. floss picks, 50 ct. pre-cut floss


$5 RR WYB Kids' Dental Care 4/$10
Crest Sesame Street Toothbrush, Zooth Character Toothbrush, Oral-B Stages Toothbrush or toothpaste 4.2 oz.


$1 RR WYB Colgate Dental Care 2/$5
Maxfresh or Maxwhite toothbrush or toothpaste 6 oz., Total toothpaste 6 oz.


$2 RR WYB Pampers Jumbo Pack Diapers or Training Pants 2/$20


$1 RR WYB Band-Aid Bandages 2/$3
20 or 25 pk. character
60 pk. plastic


$6 RR WYB Metamucil 2/$20
44 ct. packets, 120 or 160 ct. capsules, 57 or 114 dose powder


$5 RR WYB Prilosec OTC 42 ct. $24.99


$9 RR WYB Align Digestive Care 28 ct. $28.99


$5 RR WYB Omron Blood Pressure Monitor Deluxe Wrist or Arm $54.99


$2 RR WYB Prevacid Acid Reducer 28 ct. (15 mg.) $19.99


$5 RR WYB Vicks 2/$10
20 ct. Nyquil or Dayquil, Liquid 10 oz., VapoSyrup 10 oz., Formula 44 6oz.


$2 RR WYB Village Naturals Sleep or Stress Therapy $3.99
12.6 oz-20 oz. Shower Gel, Body Lotion, Bath oil or Soak
$1 Printable MQ


Other Deals:
Russell Stover Christmas Candy .75-1.25 oz. .29 cents each


2 liter soda $1 w/ in-ad Q (includes Dr. Pepper, 7UP, A&W, Sunkist, Canada Dry or Hawaiian Punch


Gatorade 32 oz. 3/$3 w/ in-ad Q


Bumble bee Tuna 5 oz. .69 cents w/ in-ad Q


Plush toys 10-20 in. 2/$12


Christmas Pencils 8/$1 w/ in-ad Q


$10 off 2010 Entertainment Coupon Book


FREE Olay In-shower Body Lotion (8.4 oz) w/ purchase of Olay Quench Body Lotion (20.2 oz) $7.99


FREE Gillette Series Shave Gel, 3x Antiperspirant/Deo or Body Wash w/ purchase of Gillette Fusion Cartridge (4 or 8 pk.)

11/22 Walgreens Ad

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$2 RR wyb Pepsi 12 pk 3/$11 or 2 Liter 4/$5



$1 RR wyb Kellogg's 2/$5
Cereal 12 - 18.2 oz.
6 pack Special K Bars
6 Pack Nutrigrain Bars


$3 RR wyb Nabisco Crackers 9.5 - 16 oz 5/$10
$1 Nabisco Crackers or Easy Cheese 5-16 oz (12/31/09) SS 11/08/09


$1 RR wyb Hershey's Holiday Minis, Bells or Kisses 8 or 8.5 oz 2/$5
$1/2 Reeses, Hershey's, Kisses, York, Kit Kat or Rolo Bags 8oz or larger (11/30/09) SS 11/08/09

$1 RR wyb (2) Frozen Entrees 2/$5
Lean Cuisine 6 - 11.5 oz
Stouffer's 6 - 12 oz
Hot or Lean Pockets, single or 2 pk
$1/2 Stouffers Lean Cuisine (12/31/09) RP 09/13/09


$2 RR wyb (2) Reese's 8 oz or Hershey's Bliss 8.6 or 9.6 oz 2/$7
Hersheys Bliss Chocolates Bags, 8.6oz+ $1.00/2 (12/31/09) SS 9/20/09
$1/2 Reeses, Hershey's, Kisses, York, Kit Kat or Rolo Bags 8oz or larger (11/30/09) SS 11/08/09

$5 RR wyb Omron BP Monitor $44.99

$5 RR wyb Omron Comfit Cuff BP Monitor $74.99


$2 RR wyb Enfamil Lipil Infant Formula $22.99


$5 RR wyb Sunbeam Warming Throw $34.99

$3 RR wyb Theraflu 2/$10
$2/1 Theraflu medicine products (12/31/09) SS 10/18/09
$2/1 Theraflu IVC Healthy Saving Book (12/31/09) Code 5596

$5 RR wyb (2) Triaminic cold or Allergy 2/$10
14 pk Thin Strips
Syrup 4 oz
Decongestant Spray .67 oz
$1.50/1 Triaminic any product (12/31/09) SS 10/18/09
$3.00/2 Triaminic any product (12/31/09) SS 10/18/09
$2.00/1 Triaminic liquids 4oz or thin strips 14ct IVC Healthy Saving Book (12/31/09) Code 5556


$2 RR wyb (1) or $6 RR wyb (2) Boiron Cold, Allergy or Flu Relief $9.99

$2 RR wyb (2) Kellogg's Special K protein 2/$9
6 pk Bars
7 pk Water Mix
4 pk Shakes 10 oz

$2 RR wyb Prevacid 42 ct $23.99


$3 RR wyb (2) Tylenol Cold or Allergy Relief $4.99
$3/2 Tylenol Cold, Sinus, Cough or Allergy Medicine except trial size (12/31/09) RP 9/13/09
$1 Tylenol Adult Cold, Sinus or Allergy 8oz or 24 ct IVC Healthy Saving Book (12/31/09) Code 5564

$5 RR wyb (2) Mucinex $9.99

$3 RR wyb Shick Razors $6.99


3 pk Quattro Disposable
Quattro Titanium
Intuition Plus

11/15 Walgreens Ad

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RR Deals
$1 RR wyb one (1) Ricola Mixed Berry Cough Drops, 19 ct., $1 FREE AFTER RR
Ricola, Cough Drops, $0.50 off 19 to 50 ct (HSB, exp 12/31/09) (Code 5562)
$.50 Ricola Sugar Free Cough Drops (19 count) IVC exp 1/31/10- Walgreens Diabetes & You Holiday 2009/Winter 2010 Book


$2RR wyb Aussie Shamp. or Cond. (8 or 13.5 oz.); Styling Products (6 to 14 oz.), $2.99
Aussie Product, any $1 (11-30-09) P &G 10/11/09


$3 RR wyb one (1) Bic Soleil Shavers, razor or 4 pack cartridges ($5.99)


$2 RR wyb 3/$11 12 pk. Pepsi products


$3 RR wyb Spinbrush Pro Clean or Pro Whitening Toothbrush ($7.99)
$2 Printable
Crest SpinBrush Powered Toothbrush $1 (12/31/09) SS 10/18/09


$3 RR wyb $10 or more of following Robitussin products (sale-priced $6.99)
Robitussin DM Max or CF (8 oz.)
Robitussin To Go (10 pack)
Robitussin Product, excludes Robitussin To Go 2 ct. $1 (12/31/09) V 9/27/09
Robitussin To Go Product, excludes 2 ct. $1 (12/31/09) V 9/27/09
$2 off Any, except To Go 2 ct, Printable
$5 RR wyb 2 or more Delsym participating products (sale-priced $7.99)
Delsym, Adult or Child, $1.00 off 5 oz. (Nov CB, exp 11/30/09) (Code 05214)


$3 RR wyb 1 Tums 25ct Dual Action, 160 ct. Ultra or 200 ct.Extra Strength (sale-priced $7.99)
Tums Dual Action (25ct or larger),  $3 Printable


$1 RR wyb 1 Colgate Total 6 oz. or Colgate 2-in-1, 4.6 oz. toothpaste, (sale-priced $2.99)
Colgate Max White, Max Fresh, Total, Sensitive or Kids Toothpaste, any 4oz+ .75 (11/28/09) SS 11/8/09
Colgate Total (any size) $1 Walgreens RR coupon (1/31/10)


Spend $20 on participating toys or plush and get $5 RR


Purchase one (1) Omeprazole (42ct; $18.99), Receive $6 RR


Purchase $20 worth of participating products, receive $5 RR
• Aleve Smooth Gels, Caplets or Tablets (80 or 100ct; $7.99)
• Aleve Liquid Gels (80ct; $7.99)
• Alka Seltzer Plus (10 – 20ct; $4.99)
• Bayer ($4.99)
• Neo Synephrine ($4.99)
• One A Day (50 or 100ct; $6.99)
Aleve Product, 40ct+ $1 (1/31/10) V 10/25/09
Bayer Aspirin, 10 ct+ Heart Health Advantage $1 (1/31/10) V 10/25/09
Bayer Heart Health Advantage AND any Bayer Aspirin product 24ct+ $3 (12/31/09) .15 each V 9/27/09
Bayer Heart Health Advantage Product $1.50 (12/31/09) V 9/27/09
Bayer Quick Release Crystals, 10ct+ $1.50 (1/31/10) V 10/25/09
Bayer Quick Release Crystals, 10ct+ $1.50 (12/31/09) V 9/27/09
One A Day Adult or Teen Multivitamin Product, 12ct+ $2 (12/31/09) V 9/27/09


Purchase one (1) Claritin (40-45ct; $24.99), Receive $5 RR


Purchase one (1) Certainty Protective Undergarments ($16.99), Receive $5 RR


Purchase one (1) Almay One Coat Nourishing Mascara ($6.99)
$4 IVC in the November Savings Booklet


Purchase two (2) Advil ($7.49) or ThermaCare ($5.99) or ThermaCare 12 Hour ($6.99), Receive $4 RR
Advil (40ct+) $2 manufacturer coupon (from the 11/15/09 RP inserts)
ThermaCare (2ct+) $1 manufacturer coupon (from the 11/15/09 RP inserts)
ThermaCare Arthritis (2ct+) $1.50 manufacturer coupon (from the 11/15/09 RP inserts)
ThermaCare HeatWraps (2 ct. +), $3 Printable


Purchase four (4) participating products, Receive $2 RR
• Caress Bar Soap or Body Wash ($5.99)
• Degree Antiperspirant ($3.49)
• Degree Clinical Protection ($5.99)
• Dove Antiperspirant ($3.49)
• Dove Bar Soap or Body Wash ($5.99)
• Dove Clinical Protection ($5.99)
• Dove Lotion (25% off)
• Dove Shampoo, Conditioner, Styler ($2.99)
• Lever 2000 Bar Soap ($5.99)
• Q Tips (285 or 500ct; $3.49)
• Vaseline Intensive Care Lotion (25% off)
• Vaseline Sheer Infusion Lotion (25% off)
Degree Absolute Protection, Clinical Protection, Fine Fragrance or Ultra Clear $1.25 (12/6/09) V #2 (NESTLE) 9/13/09
Dove Anti-Perspirant/Deodorant and/or Body Mist $1.50/2 (12-27-09) V 10/4/09
Dove Beauty Bar (6 bar pk.+) OR Body Wash (10oz.+) $1.25 (12-27-09) V 10/4/09
Dove Conditioner, any except trial size $1.50 (12-27-09) V 10/4/09
Dove Cream Oil Body Lotion or Hand Cream, any except trial size $1.25 (12-27-09) V 10/4/09
Dove Cream Oil Shea Butter Body Lotion or Hand Cream, any except trial size $1.50 (12-27-09) V 10/4/09
Dove Deep Moisturizer, Sensitive Skin or Gentle Exfoliating Body Wash, 12oz.+ $1.50 (12-27-09) V 10/4/09
Dove Face Care Products, any except trial size $1 (11-29-09) V 10/4/09
Dove Hair Care Products, any except trial size $1 (12-27-09) V 10/4/09
Vaseline Lotion, any 200ml+ Except Renewal or Glow .50 (12-13-09) V 10/18/09


Purchase one (1) Pantene (25.4oz), Head & Shoulders or Herbal Essences (23.7oz; $5.99), Receive $1 RR


Purchase one (1) Secret Clinical, Gillette Clinical or Old Spice Pro- Strength ($7.99), Receive a RR for a free one


Purchase one (1) Gillette Deodorant, Receive one (1) Gillette Body Wash Free


Purchase one (1) Gillette Body Wash ($4.99), Receive a RR for a free one


Purchase one (1) Clairol Nice n’ Easy Root Touch Up ($6.99), Receive a RR for a free one


Purchase one (1) participating oral care product ($3.99), Receive a RR for a free one
Crest Extra Whitening Plus Scope (6oz)
Crest Premium Toothpaste, 4 oz+ .75 (11-30-09) P & G 11/1/2009
• Crest Outlast Toothpaste (5.8oz)
Crest Premium Toothpaste, 4 oz+ .75 (11-30-09) P & G 11/1/2009
• Fixodent Control To Go (3pk)
• Fixodent Denture Adhesive (2 – 2.4oz)
• Oral-B Cross Action Toothbrush
Oral-B Pulsar, CrossAction, Advantage .75/ or any two Indicator Toothbrushes (11-30-09) P & G 10/11/09
Oral-B Pulsar, CrossAction, Advantage .75/1 or two Indicator Toothbrushes (11-30-09) P & G 11/1/2009


Purchase one (1) Gillette Series or Satin Care Shave Cream ($1.99), Receive a RR for a free one


Other Deals
Accu-Check Aviva OR Compact Plus Blood Glucose Monitor $14.99 FREE after $10 MQ and $5 store coupon
Accu-Check Aviva Glucose Meter System, any $10 (3/31/10) SS 11/8/09
Accu-Chek Aviva Up to $10.00 (12/31/09) SS 8/23/09
Accu-Chek, Aviva Blood Glucose Monitor, $5.00 off (D&Y Holiday 2009, exp 01/31/10) (Code 5099)


Blue Diamond Almonds 16 oz., $4.99 with In-Ad Q
.50 off Any, Printable


Bounty Paper Towels, 128 shts., 3/$5 with In-Ad Q
Bounty Towels or Napkins, any .25 (11-30-09) P & G 11/1/2009


Christmas pencils will be 8/$1 with ad Q.


Healthy Choice - Cafe Steamers Frozen Meals (10.3 or 10.6 oz.); or Ice Cream (1 pint), 2/$5
$2 off Frozen Meals Printable


Kellogg's cereals, 12 to 15 oz. (shows Frosted Flakes and Froot Loops) $1.99
Kelloggs Fruit Loops, Pops, Apple Jacks or Frosted Flakes $1.00/2 (12/20/09) V 11/8/09


Breyer's Ice Cream 48 oz $2.99
Breyers Ice Cream, any 1.5-1.75qt .75 (12-31-09) V 10/18/09


Maybelline Cosmetics, All, BOG50% Off
Maybelline Superstay 24hr makeup or any Maybelline New York Foundation $2 (12/15/09) V 11/8/09
Maybelline LipColour, Lip Liner, or Lip Gloss or New York Lipcolor $2 (11/30/09) V 11/1/2009
Maybelline Eye Shadow or Eyeliner, any $1 (11-15-09) V 10/11/09
Maybelline Mascara, any $1 (11-15-09) V 10/11/09


Ocean Spray jellied cranberry sauce will be .79 per can with in-ad Q


Puffs Facial Tissues 60, 72, or 108 pack, $.89 with In-Ad Q
Puffs Single, any .25 (11-30-09) P & G 11/1/2009
Royal Jello, Regular or Sugar-Free, 5/$1 with in-ad Q


SunLight Dish Liquid, 12.6 oz., $.89 with In-Ad Q
SunLight Dishwashing Liquid .25 (4-30-10) SS 10/4/09


Welch's Sparkling Grape Juice will be 2/$5 with in ad Q
$2/1 printable


Ziploc Bags - Freezer or Storage (15 to 25 pk.); Sandwich (100 pk.), $1.99
Ziploc Freezer Bags $1.00/2 (11-28-09) SS 10/4/09
Ziploc, $1.50/2, Printable


Green Giant Green Beans, Sweet Peas, or Corn, 14.5 to 15.25 oz., $.69 with In-Ad Q


Princella Cut Sweet Potatoes, 15 oz., $.69 with In-Ad Q
Lindsay Olives, 5 or 6 oz., $.99 with In-Ad Q
$1.00/2 Printable


Scotch Transparent Tape, 0.5" x 12.5 yds., $.39 with In-Ad Q


Votive Candle, 6/$1 with In-Ad Q
Christmas pencils 8/$1 with In-ad Q

November 14, 2009

Sara Lee Fresh Ideas Deli Meat Review

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Thanks to Sara Lee and http://www.consumerqueen.com/ i was given the chance to review Sara Lee Fresh Ideas Deli Meat.
Now firstoff let me tell you that if it was up to me i could probably live on sandwiches and lunchmeat, no lie. We are huge deli meat eaters here, including my children. Sometimes we just eat regular sandwiches, sometimes we make "dipping sandwiches", we use deli meat in omelettes you name it. So i was really excited to try out Sara Lee's lunchmeat. I went to my grocery store and found the products in the refrigerated section right in front of the deli. I chose the oven roasted turkey, roastbeef and ham.
I've never been a big fan of prepackaged lunchmeat, i'm a "regular" at the deli counter and ham and roastbeef are my favorite so i was a little sceptical.
I got to tell you all..i was extremely surprised by how well Sara Lee Fresh Ideas Deli Meat tasted. I couldn't tell the difference between their lunchmeat and my regular deli selections. They were THAT good! The lunchmeat is packaged in plastic pouches inside of plastic containers, i loved that idea. The meat never dried out and was soo juicy and tasteful i was sorry that i hadn't discovered them before.
That night we decided to do our dipping sandwiches for the whole family, my kids always love them and they are so easy to make.
What we do is this:
We get packages of hoagie buns
Lunchmeat
Shredded cheese
We butter the buns, sprinkle some parsley flakes and shredded cheese on them, garlic powder, onion powder, put them in the oven long enough for the cheese to melt, then we take them out and add the lunchmeat of our choice, put them back in for a few minutes.
Meanwhile we dissolve a cube of beef broth, add a couple of drops of soy sauce, little bit of garlic powder, thats our dip for the sandwiches. Voila and you are done!
My kids couldn't tell the difference between our regular deli meat and the Sara Lee Fresh Ideas meat. One thing i really loved about it, it seemed to stay fresh so much longer than deli meat.
My favorite were ham and roastbeef, my boyfriend loved the turkey and my kids enjoyed all three the same.
If you haven't given Sara Lee a chance i would really urge you to do so, you won't be disappointed. Promise!

November 3, 2009

Helping Asher and his mommy beat cancer!

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This is something i never thought i would have to do, but unfortunately here it is:
Let me introduce you to my grandson. This is Asher:

Asher was 10 months old when this picture was taken in September 09. He seemed like a perfect bundle of health. Three weeks later he was fighting for his life. On October 5th, after a couple of weeks of doctor and ER visits, he was diagnosed with a brain tumor and immediately taken to PICU. They had to drill a hole in his skull to relieve the pressure that was building up because the tumor was blocking the spinal fluid to drain properly.
Here is Asher in PICU on Oct 9th:

On October 9th he underwent brainsurgery at the Children's hospital in Oklahoma City to remove the tumor, the surgeon was sure she had gotten all of it and we were thrilled to hear the news and then we were told that the tumor is malignant.
The name of the tumor is extraskeletal myxoid chondrosarcoma (EMC). Average age for humans that have this type of tumor is 40yrs and up and it is even more rare for it to be in the brain. The doctors explained to us that they were baffled because they have never treated of a case like this nor have their expert colleages around the USA who were consulted, one said that he has HEARD of one case. This type of tumor does not respond well to chemo so the doctors are looking at localized radiation. We will know for sure how long and how often he will go thru these treatments tomorrow when we go see his oncologist.
My daughter spent day and night with Asher while he was in the hospital till his release last friday.
Here is the reason for this post: my daughter has been unable to work because she needs to take care of him, she is on unpaid medical leave from work. Even though his medical cost is covered they are still facing basic expenses such as rent, food, utilities, gas to drive back and forth to hospital and doctor visits. Asher will most likely be in and out of the hospital for the next year. Her dad and I are planning to help out as much as we can but i decided to start up a fund for Asher to hopefully give my daughter some peace of mind so she can fully focus on getting Asher healthy without worrying about paying her bills. They can use all the help they can get and even more importantly they need all the prayers they can get also.
If you would like to contribute to Ashers fund you can do so by donating here:




or you can also send your donation via paypal to his account. The email address is Ashersmedicalfund@gmail.com

If you would like to read more about his journey you can visit his website here: http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/asherrayreynolds

Thank you for reading my post and please keep him and his mommy in your prayers!
**update**
We saw the oncologist today. She suggested for Asher to go thru radiation for 6 weeks, 5 days a week. He will go to another facility to do this radiation because it is something called Proton Radiation Therapy. The difference between old style and Proton is that with the old style the radiation treatment damages anything in the way including healthy tissue. Proton is a new type of radation that minimizes damage and has a more powerful effect. The doctor is trying to get rid of any bad tissue that surrounded the tumor. Ashers pituitary gland will be damaged during this treatment and he'll require to take hormones for the rest of his life. The doctor said she thinks it's worth it, if this tumor returns it would mean another brain surgery and she said the chances of them being able to remove the whole tumor again are very slim. We are very greatful that OKC is offering this new type of treatment, i heard that it's 1 out of 6 machines in the whole USA. So keep praying for my little buddy Asher!
Britta
Ashers G'ma



Asher is turning 1 today

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Flashback to 2008...

November 3rd 2008


This monday was filled with fear and excitement, we had to be at the hospital early in the morning for the scheduled c-section. After getting mom and dad ready and prepped they wheeled my daughter into the OR, i always wanted to be there for the birth of my grandchildren and now i couldn't, they would only allow one person to be with her. I was sad but i knew it wasn't my place to take that spot, all i could do was to wait outside. Everyone was there, it was nice to see the support of two completely different families, coming together for this special event.

It seemed to take forever, finally they wheeled my daughter past me, all i could see was her crying. We ended up waiting for a long time, i guess grandparents don't have much of a right when it comes to finding out what the status is. When we couldn't bare the unknown anymore we finally found out that the babys heartbeat wasn't regular, the dad was with the baby in the nursery while they were monitoring his heart. We heard hushed conversations of a possible hole in the heart, reality set in..this could be serious.

My ex got tired of the waiting, we hadn't heard anything about our daughter, he approached the nurses and made it clear he wanted anwers,it's been over an hour after birth, they said they would allow her mom to go in.

My daughter was beside herself, she wanted to know why they won't let the baby in the room with her, the nurses kept telling her she needs to rest, i finally spoke up and said:"she won't rest till she knows her baby is ok". After another hour or so they finally gave the ok for the baby to go to the room, his heart was fine and beating regular, no hole in the heart. what a relief.

November 3rd changed my life, i never thought i would be able to love another human as much as i do my kids, then this little bundle of joy appeared and stole my heart.

Asher

6lbs 14 ozs ,20 inches long




Happy birthday little Asher Smasherman, g'ma loves you bunches and bunches

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