Because I am special. Yup. The neurosurgeon, the BRAIN guy, said that my tumor thingy is so rare that the last time he saw one was at least 10 years ago!
It is in the skull base/brain stem area and infiltrating bone.
He does not do that. Very, very few surgeons do that at all. There are 'centers' that specialize in this. It is no 'simple' think apparently.
I saw those centers online... didn't realize I fell into this 'special' group.
My freakin' luck! @@
However, he did say that unlike the other docs, he isn't sure that the tumor is NOT causing some symptoms. So, that was interesting. Not sure if that is good or bad, just filing that info for now.
So, he (the brain surgeon, who won't 'go there' as he put it) is referring me to a specialist at Columbia Prebyterian... yes, you got it, back into NYC. Or I could go to Harvard or Johns Hopkins? lol
Ya just gotta laugh.
So, why ELSE am I 'special' do you ask? Why would I check off my mood as ecstatic?
My mom invited me to meet her on her business trip in Atlantic City for the rest of the week! Yay! I am sooooo excited. Yummy food, gambling... it will be really nice just to get my mind OFF of everything!
This was a perfect Mother's Day gift from a PERFECT mom!
Friday when she drives north to come home, we will meet Hubby at a rest stop and I will join him and kids to go further south to Wildwood for the Beach Jam!!! Yay!
From now until next Monday, I refuse to think about anything relating to my brain thingy or anything!!! Yay!
Now, indulge me while I leave little messages for my kids who are happy to see me do something special like this, but will miss me, and will miss me attending some things.
You really do! I know you will do great at your concert, and you will sing like an angel! Daddy will take lots of pictures! Just remind him to not put his huge fingers over the lenses. :-D
I know that you will do great at your baseball game! Just relax in the batting box, remember the 'right' feeling, and you will get a hit! I already know that you will catch and play 3rd fabulous! My little A-Rod/Munson!
Enjoy your morning hot chocolate, and know that I am sending you love and hugs! Enjoy Scouts, the concert and the baseball game! I know you will do great with your school work, you always do!
Alright now kids, be good for Grandpa and Daddy! Pumpkin - remember, as the woman of the house you need to be a good example! Make the boys (daddy, fuzzy and hammer) clean up after themselves! (grandpa can only do so much!) lol
And my dearest Hubby....
Thank you for helping to make this special treat in Atlantic City possible for me. The graphic above is to remind you of your treat when I get back home!
I may not look like that anymore, but you always make me feel like I do!!!
ps... There is a Starbucks in the hotel! Yippee!!!