I’ve been suffering from a case of blog neglect. It seems that there are so many other things that have been drawing my attention elsewhere. Here’s a quick recap of the latest:

a. My PET scan is still radiologically presenting my tumor as low grade (yay!!). UCLA says that my MRI is overall stable, but want another one done in mid to late January, rather than wait the usual 3 months. I’ve been having a minor visiual disturbance, so we want to keep an eye on that.

b. As many of you heard, my dad contracted a very serious staph infection in his bloodstream in November. It was serious enough that I felt like I needed to go down there for a few days, until he started coming out of it. It was a very scary time for our family, but God was gracious enough to pull him through it. He’s doing really well now, at home and doing IV anti-biotics for the next 4 weeks. They will still be doing a test to look at the back of his heart in January, to make sure the infection didn’t do any damage back there. The doctors say that he’s a very lucky man that he’s alive, and that he wasn’t paralyzed as a result of the absess that was creating all of the pain and pressure on his spine. THANK YOU for all of your prayers.

c. Seizures continue to plague me, for some reason. I’ve had one each month, now, for the past 5 months. I normally only have 1 to 2 each year. My neurosurgeon believes that my medication is just not working for my body, anymore, so I will see my neurologist on the 23rd, and hopefully she will do some adjusting. These are so frustrating for all of us. I had one a couple of nights ago, about 10 minutes before we were supposed to leave for Tyler’s Christmas play at school. Nice. Thankfully he’s old enough to understand what happened, and was okay with it. When he came home, he immediately came over to the couch where I was laying and said “mommy, I’m so sorry that you had to miss my concert. I know you wanted to be there. I’m okay with that” As long as he’s been old enough to be aware, I have dealth with these seizures, so it’s kind of a blessing that it’s not too traumatic on him. Definitely a bummer, though…..physically and emotionally.

That’s it in a quick summary. We hope you all have a wonderful Christmas!