Saturday, September 10, 2011

Surgery is Scheduled!

You can read the rest of this journey here and here.

Well, I met with my neurosurgeon last week.  I was glad my husband was able to go with me. He didn’t get to go with me to review the MRI results, so I think he felt a little out of the loop.

He went over the results of my PET CT and the tumor on my sciatic nerve is “active” but not cancerous. We were expecting to hear this, but it was comforting news nonetheless. He recommended that I get the tumors compressing my spine removed first, so that’s what I’ll be doing. I am really glad that he is able to work with my schedule and has okayed waiting until December to remove the tumors on my spine. It’s just about impossible to take off from school. December 19th is the day. He told me I’d have to spend about 5 days in the hospital. I just had no idea that I’d have to be there for so long.

Until recently, I thought my nf was more superficial. I thought all my tumors were just beneath my skin, outpatient surgery type stuff. I’ve never had any type of surgery or hospital stay. All this is so new for me. I’ll be glad to get it taken care of. After I get the tumor from my sciatic nerve removed (this summer, most likely), things will hopefully be getting back to normal!

Friday, September 9, 2011


Wow, I forgot how much the beginning of the year wears me out! I have been getting to school super early and leaving super late. Then there's that part in between with the kiddos and all. Can't forget about that...Despite staying this late and doing this much, I still feel so behind and still have so much to do. Oh well, things will get better, right?

In other news, the in-laws are in town! They live out of the country, so when they are "in town," it's kind of a big deal. We went to Pappasito's, a delicious Tex-Mex restaurant. We had fajitas, yum! When they're in town, it always means good food and good fun. We'll probably be seeing them again soon. I wonder what we'll be eating...

I am SO glad it's Friday!