Wednesday, April 11, 2012

updates on my life

Lots going on !!Where do I begin?

February 25th Eric and I were having out with friends at their home, having a few drinks, goofing off. after  "a few" drinks My friend Jenn decided to put on her wedding dress " to see if it still fit" As we were running down the steps I fell and banged my head HARD!!   Instant headache, kinda ruined the night. I woke up the next day so sick, vomiting, killer headache, body was throbbing, I just stayed in bed taking Mot.rin. The next day when I still felt sick I decided it was probably best to call the doctor. I ended up going to the ER and getting all sorts of test and blood work done. After a few hours they came and told me they found something on my brain and they do not believe it had anything to do with the fall. They called it an " incidental finding" . after more test and more doctors coming in they said they wanted to transfer me to a different hospital with better Neuro Department.  So a few hours later I was off in an ambulance to Tho.mas Jeff.erson , where I stayed for 5 very longs days.  They determined that I have a 2 small " lesions,tumors, masses, ( pick your term) on my frontal lobes, a larger on in/on my Right Temporal lobe, and while they were at it they found on on my liver!  I would not have survived those 5 days in the hospital with out my mom and Eric. They tool shifts mom stayed with me all day so Eric could work and so she would help me with the doctors. Eric would come after work and stay with me past visiting hours( best nurses).   They doctors have decided the best course of action is wait and see. they are going to wait 3 months and then repeat the test to see if anything has changed. If nothing has changed they will do it again in 6 months, then a yr. If at anytime something changes they will do biopsy and then whatever else is needed. 

 You can see how bloated my face is from all the fluids they were pumping me with!!

March 16th Eric and I went to the shore for the weekend to " just get away". Little did I know he had bigger plans.  He woke up on the 17th at 6AM yes you read that right 6 AM on a SATURDAY!!!! he wanted to go see the sunrise at our favorite spot but I was so sleepy I said no and rolled back over.  8am he came back in and was woke me up again, this time I gave in I got up and went with him to our spot.  We stopped at Wa..Wa to get breakfast to enjoy at the gazebo on the beach.  We were only there for a about 5 minutes when he asked me to go for a walk on the beach. So as we are walking he begins to talk about my doctors appointments and tell me that he loves me and he gets down on one knee, I then tell him to SHUT UP!!  He pulled out the ring and said those 4 little words I had been asking for .  I said YES of course. He said seeing me in the hospital hooked up to all those machines really made him think about it and made he realize " what the hell am I waiting for" .   He then told me that he had a fun day of surprises for me! My best friend and her husband were coming down to celebrate with us & to take our engagement pictures. We spend the entire after noon on the beach and back out the house celebrating and enjoying  each others company!

As of today we have set the date, May 3, 2013,  booked the hall, and I got the dress!!  Still have lots more to go but I am going to enjoy every second of it!!


A said...

Whoa buddy! I will be praying that the spots they found or benign and dont grow at all! CONGRATULATIONS on your engagement!

melissa78 said...

Thanks A :)