Tomorrow’s the big day, surgery day! We just left the hospital after a morning of pre-tests, blood work and a brain mapping MRI. The plan is to get a biopsy of the tumor and go from there, which could mean removal of some, all or none of the tumor. It could mean closing up and scheduling follow up tests and additional surgeries. Either way, this is a good path to gaining the information we need toknow what we’re facing and that’s something I think we’re all excited to get!
It’s easy to try and think of all the bad that could happen, and be angry about having to go through this, but honestly I’m not looking at it like that at all. I know I can do this! I know I can beat this, whatever this is! I’ve been thinking more about just how fortunate I am to be dealing with this in the way that I have. I am forever grateful for the support you have shown my family!
Because of having survived the unexpected event at 30 years old of having a cardiac stent placed in April, and transforming my life through cardiac rehab, diet and exercise I’ve seen the possibilities of recovery. This prior condition allowed me to have been able to delay the surgery while weaning off blood thinners, which has given me valuable and precious time at home with Heather Geglein Davis, Avery, Hadley, family and friends! I’ve had time to process this as much as possible, time to pray, time to hope, and time to dream!
I know things happen that we cannot predict, control or change. Sometimes things just happen, and the reason they happen is not nearly as important as how you react to them! To me, this is just one more chapter in my journey I have the privilege of writing. I am excited to start this journey, confident that I am as prepared as I can be, surrounded in support of gracious, selfless and caring family, friends, and coworkers, knowing that I am facing this situation for a reason and excited to celebrate my overcoming this battle very soon!