Thursday, March 10, 2011

Big Stuff

Big boy!
Well, there has been some big stuff going on around here!  This week my sweet little boy made a not so sweet poopy in the potty!  Bittersweet emotions are running rampant.  I'm sad that my baby is growing up.  However, I really hate dropping tons of money on diapers and wipes.

More big stuff: my ABTA Path to Progress team (the Brain Tumor Mamas and Papas) are nearly halfway to our fundraising goal!!!  We have reached the 43% mark and I want to thank all of my most recent generous donors: Grandma Leffler, Jill, Lulu, the Ballas, Erin, and Gwen!  You all rock--your donation could be the one to help fund the researcher who finds a way to stop tumor growth.  If anyone else is interested in donating or joining the team, please visit my team page here:

http://hope.abta.org/site/TR/ABTAEvent/PathtoProgress?team_id=14171&pg=team&fr_id=1840

With only 65 days left, we are still one of the top 100 donating teams so far!  Please help keep us there!

Big sisterly love--nothing like sharing
hair bands with little bro
Future big stuff?  Tomorrow I start my 3rd round of chemo and some exciting visitors are coming to visit--my sister-in-law, Sarah and her friend James!

Friday, March 4, 2011

MRI and Follow-Up


Sometimes a trip to the hospital can feel like a hit on the head.  Both literally and figuratively.  I got an MRI yesterday and saw my doctor today for a follow up.

Anyone who has experienced an MRI may have some idea of the literal hit on the head.  They put your head in a cushioned box, then they smoosh supports around your head so it doesn't move.  They they clamp a metal plate over your face to fully cage your head in.  Then they play the delightful MRI "music" at full volume for your enjoyment for about 45 minutes.

Today was all about the figurative hit on the head.  A long wait and some ambiguity that while understandable, was still difficult to listen to made for some frustration.  According to the doc, all is stable, so that is definitely a relief.  They are going to keep me on a high dosage of chemo and I'll be seeing them again on May 11th for a follow up visit.  My next MRI is on the morning of Mother's Day!  So it's lucky Adam and the kids wake up so early, because I'll need my breakfast in bed before 7:30am that morning.