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Gerard Butler GALS

oggy

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About oggy

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    Sam's Kissing GAL
  • Birthday 06/04/1964

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    Grand Rapids Michigan
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    Gerry movies.<br />Everything my son Bennett does.

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  1. Bennett's MRI was last Saturday and I received the phone call today from his Oncologist. WOOHOO!!! Another clean MRI. It has now been 15 months that the brain tumor was removed. I am finally starting to breathe a sigh of relief that it could all be behind us. This is truly going to be a Blessed Thanksgiving at my house. I hope everyone else has a wonderful Thanksgiving. Hugs, Dawn & Bennett
  2. Well GALS. It was 2 years ago this week that Bennett fell ill to the brain tumor. In some ways it has felt like a very long 2 years and in others it has flown. I am reflecting back to 2 years ago and at how ill my handsome young man was and can't believe that we got through it all. I think the time has gone by a little faster for me thanks to some of the beautiful women I have made some friendships with from this place. I won't mention names but you know who you are and I thank you from my toes for your love and advice. Bennett is doing very well. He is still growing and is getting stronger both emotionally and physically. He is scheduled for his next MRI on 11/22 and I am finding that I am not worrying as much as I have in the past as a new MRI's date is nearing. I still have a problem when it comes to his appointment at the Oncology department. It hurts so much to walk into that place and see all of those sick little kids and to know that most of them will not make it very long. My heart just hurts for all of those children who have been robbed of their childhood and for their parents. I will update all of you on the results of Bennett's upcoming MRI as soon as we know. Hugs and prayers to all of you who have supported me. Dawn
  3. The typewriter and the pen was from One more Kiss -
  4. Homecoming #2 Bennett and my niece Hunter Bennett and me Bennett and Morgan Sue I am emailing you bigger pics right after I post this. Dawn
  5. Thank you Sue - He does look very handsome doesn't he? OK my young man is turning into quite the ladies man - We live in the Forest Hills School District and Bennett attends Eastern High School. Last week was homecoming at Northern and he went with Jessica (a friend), this weekend is Easterns dance and he is going with Morgan, next week is Central's and he is going with Lana. My sister called him today and I answered the phone and she asked to speak the manwhore of the house - LOL. I just about cried. I will post more dashing pics as they become available.
  6. I just emailed them to you sweetie.
  7. Homecoming 2008 - Bennett & Grandpa Bennett & Me Here is my handsome hero and his date Jessica.
  8. OK Nay has giving me the Scottish bug as well. With some historical web sites she provided me this weekend I hope to be travelling with the ladies to my homeland. Through my searches this weekend the Ogg clan is mostly located in Aberdeen and I hope we can visit there. I don't where stiletto's so I will probably be the only one who walks comfortably. HAHAHAHA Hope you will let me join in your journeys. Hugs, Dawn
  9. Well as promised - here is the notorious School Picture. I really think the boy needs a hair cut - but my heart tells me to shut up - especially after he has had to shave it all of at least 6 times in the last year and a half. He does look very handsome though - even if I do say so myself. HAHAHAHA I'm not toooo proud. Hugs to you all.
  10. Trip to the Radiology Oncology department today at our new Cancer Center in Grand Rapids went very well. His doctor thought he looked great, still a little too skinny but at least with a full head of hair again. All the new hair on his head that came in after radiation is very curly and he is not very happy about that. His doctor said she really didn't know if it would go back to normal or not. He still has a little spot on the back of his head where he received a pretty serious radiation burn that is very thin but he has let it grow long enough that you really would never now. School started today and again I have been surprised by how much he has grown mentally. I was disapointed in the fact that he chose not to play soccer but seeing how tired he was when he got home from school made me realise that physically he wasn't ready to play. As usual he would never have shared that information with me as he would not have wanted me to worry needelessly. I have to realise that this young man does know his own physical capabilities and just sit back and watch with awe and amazement. Off to work I go and I will post his school picture as soon as I have it. Thank you again all for your continued prayers and lovely notes for my greatest joy in life. Hugs, Lots of Love and prayers to you all, Dawn
  11. Oncology and MRI update - We just got back with another clean MRI result. There were no signs of the tumor but there is some scar tissue still there that the doctor's are watching very closely. I was praying that his doctor's appointments would start to diminish but they are not going to. The area in which the tumor was located is filled with brain fluid and the area of fluid has gotten smaller which is a good thing. I just didn't realize or didn't hear them that it would take so long before he is truly out of the woods and considered cured. He will have an MRI every 3 months for the next year. Every 6 months for 2 years after that and then they will consider the regrow factor not an issue anymore. He will not be released from the pediatric oncology department until he is 21 years old and will then be turned over to the adult department where he will still have to have an MRI once a year for the rest of his life. I guess I was just assuming this would be like any cancer and that after 18 months of no show he would be considered cured. I always knew that I would feel concerned or possibly over react every time he had a headache or started to sleep a lot, but that's just being a mother right? He had started sleeping a lot again about 3 weeks ago and I was starting to freak out again, but the oncologist told me to expect another growth spurt out of him in the next month - Great - just bought all new school clothes so they won't fit again in another month. I just have to learn to chill out a little more and go with the flow - Just like Bennett does every day . I have the greatest teacher in strength and faith and forget to watch how Bennett handles everything and should pay attention to how my hero handles this tough time in his life. I never expected that I would learn so much from my own child, but when you have SPARTAN strength and mentality it shows through like a ray of sunshine every day. I do have to share his wit with you. We had a young resident that examined him today and she is in her 2nd year of residency. She is asking all of the normal questions and doing her normal checkup and she is very petite and of course cute and you could see that she caught Bennett's eye. She asked him if he was having any fevers or chills and he said no, then she asked are you ever the coldest or hottest person in the room and he very quickly answered, "I am always the hottest one in the room." My sister and I both started laughing and the young doctor just said with a very pleasing little grin, with an attitude like that I bet you are and I bet you don't have any self confidence issues either. What am I going to do with this child. Thank you again for all of your continued prayers and thoughts for my boy. I Love you GALS, Hugs, Dawn
  12. "Fans" aren't the only ones who attempt to crash industry parties, and Gerry isn't the only celebrity that's going to be at TIFF. I'm sorry to say this ladies, but we can't control the masses - no matter how "concerned" we are for Gerry. That's what security and volunteers and handlers are for. Again, I don't know all the details of what happened three years ago, I don't need to, nor do I care. But I'm sure it wasn't the first time Gerry had to deal with bad behavior, and I'm sure it certainly wasn't the last. Gerry's a big boy, and he can take care of himself. And for the record, Gerry isn't the only one who has been mistreated by rude people. I have been places where I have been groped, inappropriately touched, followed, and made to feel very uncomfortable too, and guess what...those people are still walking around in public. I may run into them again, or others like them. But anyway, enough of that....those of you who are going, I'm looking forward to seeing you next weekend! You are the bomb DK - I hope you have one of the greatest weekends of your life. You deserve some time to yourself and I wish I was going to have an Ice tea with you. I just played golf yesterday with a girl from Toronto and she said that it was one of the greatest events she had ever went to and suggested I try to meet her there next year. Have a great weekend and enjoy yourself. Hugs, Dawn
  13. OMG - The kid finally got his license yesterday!!!!!!!!! Not sure if I am relieved or just a little more stressed out!!!! Way to go Bennett!!!!!
  14. Bennett's next MRI is scheduled for 8/25 - We have had to postpone our trip to Detroit because of MRI and appointment with the oncologist that week. Hopefully we can reschedule again for when Gerry finally shows up in Detroit to film LAC in the fall. Bennett made a very grown up decision this week to not play soccer this year. A little heartbreaking for me as he has been playing now for 13 years. He has finally realised that school work is finally more important so how can I argue with that. He is going to be starting his Junior year the week after Labor Day and is focusing on having his first year of high school that he is not ill and to get some better grades - which weren't bad for all the time he missed, but he wants them better to get into a good school. He has thrown us for a loop on schools, he wants to visit Michigan State, which is his first choice to become a Spartan, but is also going to look at some Christian Colleges here in the area as well. God Bless all of you who have prayed for me wonderful son, Love & Hugs, Dawn
  15. Happy anniversary my dear Bennett. One year ago today you don't remember much, but I remember your strength, faith and determination. I am the proudest mom in the entire world and Love you with all my heart. Mom
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