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​​​A LIFE IN TURMOIL.
A DEDICATED TEAM.
A HAPPY MOM-TO-BE.

Sometimes it’s amazing how something so small can impact your life.

In my case, that “something small” was a 4 x 5mm pituitary tumor. It was non-cancerous and didn’t seem to be growing fast, so on paper, it didn’t seem like anything to be too worried about. But my life isn’t just on paper.

Let me back…

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​A RUNNER.
A HURDLE.
AN UNEXPECTED COACH.

​​​If I were to offer my top three tips to anybody looking to get serious about running, I think they’d be: eat right, get new shoes and find a good doctor. The funny thing for me is that I needed to find the good doctor before I figured out the other two.

My experience with UW Medicine…

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​A STRONG WOMAN.
A WEAKENED HEART.
A BOLD PLAN.

I don’t know how it is for most heart attack victims, but for me it wasn’t nearly as stressful as I’d have expected. I guess part of it is my nature: I try to be pretty levelheaded about things. Don’t get too excited or worked up.

But I have to give credit to the people helping me at Northwest…

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​​​​EIGHT YEARS.
ONE DETERMINED WOMAN.
A LONG, WONDERFUL WALK.

I used to walk for miles.

When we lived in California, I was always going on long walks. I liked to do it to stay in shape, but really I just liked it.

But then this pain started.

It would begin in my lower back and make its way down my legs. It began somewhat gradually, and I’d shorten my walks…

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