December 21, 2008

The surgery on Thursday was a success. They placed gold fiducial seeds into lymph nodes smack in the middle of my chest (method? A rigid scope, a very long needle, an ultrasound and other stuff down my throat.) This one worked unlike the one last week! (I’m thankful for General Anesthesia) From what I hear the procedure to implant these seeds this way has been done two to three times in Boston and few in Germany. Interesting. I begin a second round of pin point radiation asap (from my experience this year pinpointing a date is a lot harder than pinpointing a tumor). I am grateful for modern medicine and a Dr. willing to try new things.
For right now we're just gearing up for Christmas. I've decided next year I'm going to get my cards and the cards for Ward's office done before December 1. It's crazy trying to get them all done right before Christmas. Tonight we had our Polar Express party. This is one of the girls favorite traditions. We read the story, watch the movie with popcorn and of course hot chocolate (at just the right moment) and then we ring the bells before they go to bed. It's so fun to just do things with the five of us sometimes. I'm so glad I get to be here for this.


Shelly said...

Christmas traditions are the best. My girls look forward to them just as much as I do. As years go by I don't think they remember what presents they have received. But they do remember the family times we share. I hope you all have the best Christmas ever. Best wishes with everything ahead. As always you are in our prayers.

And by the way I didn't just have some seed planted in me and I am way behind with my CHristmas cards. Don't worry about those things. Enjoy your sweet girls!! Although, I must admitt, I do want a card. So just send me one and don't worry about anyone else:)Okay, so know I am rambling on ...I am sorry. Merry Chrismtas!!! We love you!

Brodi Ashton said...

I'm so glad the procedure was successful this time. Good idea about the Polar Express party. I might have to start that tradition at my house!

Diana said...

I am stealing that tradition! I think of you every time the "Hot Chocolate" Song comes around on my playlist. I actually cried last week after I read the book to Bella, but that's another story. I'm just a hormonal wreck. But I do love your Polar Express tradition! Love you.

Karla said...

Sounds like you guys are having fun! It would be interesting to hear when and how did the Polar Express tradition started.

Sarajane said...

fun tradition. please let me help. what can i do for the office cards? maybe too late now but you are in trouble for not recruiting my help, really i am home ALL day every day and would love to help out with these work projects you take on.
ps- loved the elf email- its a hoot.

Holly said...

That tradition sounds entirely wonderful and entirely cozy.

So grateful the surgery was successful this time.