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Won her battle

by Ryan Davis on 03/23/14

After four and a half years of fighting a battle like no other Tracy is now at peace and free from pain in heaven with our lord.  On 12/21/12 Tracy passed away.  We miss her greatly and she will ALWAYS be loved and NEVER forgotten!  

Houston, TX MD Anderson

by Ryan Davis on 08/08/12

Houston, TX MD Anderson


Well, I had scans and saw my doctor August 6th. I knew something was going on in my abdomen just not sure how much. Scans proved i was right. The tumors I had on my liver that were shrinking are now growing. I have 2 new tumors on my liver in a different place. So i have several tumors of different sizes on both sides of my liver. Since my liver is not functioning correctly due to the tumors. My spleen is enlarged. It is 3 times the size it should be and is pushing on my stomach causing me to not get hungry. So, i could go on a different chemo but my doctor and me and John have decided it is in my best interest to go to MD Anderson in Houston, TX to see what they can offer me. They have tons of trials there and hopefully one of them i will qualify for. There are many stipulations that go with these trials. It depends on how many chemos you have been on, what kind you have been on,  your heart function, liver function, blood counts, i could go on and on. So i hope and pray that i can get on one. What does this mean??? Well, i will be spending a lot of time in Houston. We have not decided yet on where we will stay, hotel or camp or what. Not sure who will be going with me. At first, John will go, but school starts August 24th so i'm not sure what will happen. We really can not afford money wise for him to miss work so it will be a touchy situation. I wish we could have gone at the beginning of the summer but my tumors were shrinking then! So please keep us in your prayers that all works out. I hope and pray we can find a treatment and can work around school and schedules. We will fly out there unless we decide to camp. I'm not real sure i want to drive all that way with a camper, so we might opt to fly. We'll just have to see how it goes. A lot of unsure feelings and excited feelings. I'm excited about a new treatment that could possibly get rid of my cancer! then at the same time i'm really scared to be leaving home and my kids. It will be tough but I try to remember it will only be for a short while. Thanks for all the prayers
Tracy

Summer time!

by Ryan Davis on 06/25/12

Summer time!

Well, I changed around my website so i had to redo my blog, sorry the dates are all wrong.

I love summer. The kids are all home, John is home, we get a lot of family time!
I had scans a few weeks ago. They showed the tumors shrinking! Great news. The big 8 cm tumor i had on my liver has gone way down. All my other tumors are gone, so the only ones left are on my liver and they are shrinking so that is great. I hate being bald in summertime! My head sweats so bad and it is really not appealing! It is amazing how much sweat your hair can hold and well, when you have no hair it just rolls off your head! I hate it. BUT it is part of healing so i deal with it!! I will have scans again on July 26th. I will let you know how they go, please pray for more shrinking!! I would like to be off chemo for a while or at least be on one that don't make my hair fall out. If they are shrinking, i will most likely stay on this chemo. If they are growing, i'll change chemo. i have been on 13 chemos. My cancer is the "bad" cancer. It doesn't get treated and go away and stay away. It learns how to grow with the poison i'm on and that is why i've been on so many chemos. I have a very aggresive cancer and it is hard to treat but i stay ahead of it and keep it under control.
Please be understanding and patient with the magazine. I do the magazine all by myself and with chemo every week it is tough to keep up. I do apologize and will do better! Thank you all for reading and Please keep me in your prayers!
love,
Tracy