Thursday, November 1, 2007

Care Team and Square Dancing

Ok, so that probably doesn't make a lot of sense and no they are not related. LOL

Today I spoke with my family physician and updated him on what is going on and what my current thoughts and plans are. He felt I was doing all of the right things. I also asked him to be the liaison between my local and remote team. Since I am considering treatment at a facility that is 3.5 hours away, it isn't feasible for me to have all of my MRIs, scans, etc up there. Because of this I need a few members of my team here locally. He agreed to be my liaison down here so now my team is mostly in control. He also agreed that the neurologist I picked out for down here would be fabulous. Therefore, it looks like I'm set to go with whatever road this tumor takes me. Now all I have to do is let my local neurosurgeon know that I have found another doctor to take over my care. I don't handle confrontations of this type well so it will be a character building moment. (Yes this is a huge character flaw of mine and my husband will be the first to acknowledge it!!!)

Second thing on the agenda, after a few hour nap, is square dancing this evening. It's been a few weeks since we went dancing so it should be fun to get back into the swing of things. (no pun intended) I really love square dancing and we need to start doing it more often if I am to meet my goal of shedding a few pounds. I figure that I no longer have the excuse that I don't want to lose a ton of weight only to gain it all back with pregnancy. Besides, now I have an incentive since the less weight I have, the easier my recovery will be when I choose to do the open biopsy.

Speaking of open biopsy. Yes, I have decided I will do it but the big question mark is when. Unless something shows up in an MRI, the soonest it will be is next June. Even then, I reserve the right until the day of surgery to change my mind so... don't count on it!!!

Alright, that's it for now. I have been quietly working on some legal documents that are of concern for the future but I will fill you all in on that as I finish each document. I'm hoping maybe my entries on it will convince some of you to work on your own important paperwork.


  1. I've never been square dancing but have always thought it seems like a ton of fun. How/when/where did you learn?

  2. While I enjoyed looking at the info you sent, my DH is a below knee amputee who is currently unable to wear a prosthetic. We are currently unsure if he will ever be able to wear one again, but that is a long story not meant for a blog comment field. In any case, I'm not sure we'll be taking up the hobby any time soon but it sure does seem like it would be fun!