Friday, December 23, 2011

Status Update...

Tanya's levels are creeping back up and are currently 440.

Monday, November 28, 2011

A word from Karen (Tanya's Mom)

"We want to thank every one who has taken the time to write to us. I read the Emails, Guestbook messages, Blog comments and candle wishes to Tanya and they make her smile! It really puts joy in her heart. Thank You, All!"

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Growth Hormone Update...

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October 13, 2011
Tanya's GH level is at 387!  The highest end of normal is 330. We're elated.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011


Very sadly for us remaining, my Mother (Tina's Mother) went home to be with our Lord on June 13, 2011. Although are devastated, we thank you all for your prayers.


Tanya has come home from her 23 day hospital stay! Your Prayers are always greatly appreciated.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Distress on All Fronts...

Dear Friends...

Some of you know that one month ago I came to Las Vegas to attend the Acromegaly Convention as well as accompany my Mom to a simple follow-up Cardiologist appointment. My Father and I took Mom to the ER a day before her appointment. Very long story short...My loving mother is currently in a Hospice for Stage 4 Lung Cancer spread to her bones. This has been a most horrid and painful month for us all. Thank you for your prayers.



From Karen Strutynski To Me:

"Tanya at approximately 8:15 PM received a call from the girls house that Tanya was having a problem. I ran over to check her out and I found that her breathing was labored she was not understanding while she just said that she does not feel well and she thought she was going to die. While waiting for the fire department an ambulance to arrive I started doing some basic neurological check her speech was slurred and then she wasn't making any sense and then within a few minutes after the fire department arriving the fire Capt. who has run on her a few times notice that this was definitely different than in the past I advised him that at one point she had a blank stare and I thought she was having a mini stroke or what we call a TIA transient ischemic attack, or maybe it was a seizure so AMR arrived and we transported her to the hospital that the clots were going through her brain which was what is causing this TIA or mini stroke.

About four in the morning the emergency room doctor devised that can it was dehydrated had some sort of infection and did have several clots in both legs so they admitted her to ICU she is still in the hospital but she is no longer in ICU and will stay there till it least Monday to we get an updated MRI and EEG of the brain."

Thank You For Your Prayers.

Monday, May 9, 2011


Tanya, Karen and I were all able to attend the event on Sunday, May 8th...Mother's Day.

I can not explain how honored we feel to be a part of the Acromegaly Community Family.  We were thrilled to meet those in attendance and we truly hope that come 2012, we'll meet many more wonderful people.

It's good to be with those that 'understand'.


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

an Acromegaly Event, by Wayne Brown. Click on text below for more...

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


Save the Date:
Tanya Angus to appear on Mystery Diagnosis on January 19th.

The PNA has been closely following the progress of acromegalic Tanya Angus. In fact. PNA CEO Robert Knutzen and his wife Rosemary recently visited with Tanya and her mother Karen Strutynski in Las Vegas. One of the things they discussed is Tanya’s upcoming appearance in an episode of the TV show “Mystery Diagnosis”. The episode features Tanya Angus and Kody Burns – and is scheduled to air January 19th, 8 P.M. EST on the Oprah Winfrey Network. Please check your local listings for the Oprah Winfrey Network station number, as well as the time if you are not in the Eastern time zone.

Thank you!
The Pituitary Network Association

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

ABC News Video on Tanya & Dr. Blevins in San Francisco

If you can't see the video here, please click on the VIDEOS tab and scroll to the bottom of the page.

Original Story HERE

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Tanya has been released from the Hospital

Tanya was released from the hospital January 10, 2011 for an intestinal blockage and a 16mm kidney stone. A biopsy was taken of a Polyp found in her colon. She'll be having surgery to remove her gall bladder and that 16mm kidney stone as soon as her strength gets better. Your good thoughts and prayers are appreciated!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Tanya is in the Hospital

Tanya was admitted to the hospital on Friday, January 7, 2011 for an intestinal blockage and a 16mm kidney stone. Your good thoughts and prayers are appreciated!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Tanya Will Be On OWN in January 2011

The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) plans to air Tanya's "Mystery Diagnosis" episode on Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at 8PM EST. Please check your local listings if you are not in the Eastern time zone and also to find out what channel the Oprah Winfrey Network will be available on.