Friday, May 4, 2012

Touch Up

Here we go!  May 9, 2012, I have to go in to finish what was started in 2004.  When the left AN came out, Dr. P had to leave a dead piece of tumor on the facial nerve to preserve it.  It did heal up and was fine for a few years, but started fading in and out two years ago. Well, come January 2012 it was pretty much done.

I had a facial EEG a few weeks ago and it showed how week the nerve is and that is dying.  Dr. P. said it is better to do it now verses later. So, Wednesday, we will crack the head and go get that stupid dead tumor and repair the facial nerve. This is the same thing I had done back in 1997 with the right side and it worked beautifully, so I am praying for similar results.

Healing time from surgery, about 2-4 weeks estimated.  Healing  time for the nerve to regenerate and grow, about 6 months to a year. All I know is by the time me and Michael are able to get married, I should be smiling big from inside, out!

With my awesome God, friends, family and fiance', I will conquer this one too! NF2 WATCH OUT!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Time Flies!!

Well lookie here, already 2012?! I haven't posted in over a year!! lol Same ol stuff-- but with a cherry on top! I have met a wonderful man who loves me just the way I am. Michael and I met 5 months ago and it was just love at first sight! We both know God brought us together. He put an engagement ring on my finger three days before Christmas! We will take our time and enjoy each other, but hopefully be officially married by the end of 2012. Then I will be a wife, a stepmother and hopefully a mother-to-be will soon follow. Loving life!!!

I graduated Ashford in June of 2011. I was going for the MBA, but after one class, realized my heart was just not into it. I also didnt want to accumulate more student debt! ha!

Health wise- all is stable. My brain has been stable since 2004 and my spine, since 2008. All I can say, is thank you God for watching over me. We have to monitor it yearly, Michael went with me in November to get a taste of it. Think he was more patient than I was! lol I still deal with my my facial paralyis-worse when I am tired, but I know the nerve is weak. Just one of them things I have to live with.

I will say this NF2 is what I have, but it does NOT have ME! I refuse to let it. Live life day by day and too the fullest and embrace what is in front of you, that God blesses you with daily.