Friday, October 28, 2011

Disney, MRI Results, and Next Step

So I had a few weeks away from the hospital and finally made it to CA! I don't know why, but my parents and I thought it would be fun to go on a road trip rather than flying (like my much smarter sister!). Never again! Both of my parents ended up getting sick and the side effects of radiation caught up with me, so I was exhausted the whole time. We were quite a threesome! And don't even get me started on the Clive Cussler audiobooks my parents made me listen to! :)

When we finally checked into the Disneyland Hotel, the lady at the front desk wanted to know if we were celebrating anything. My dad and I both said no, but my mom had to volunteer that we were celebrating finishing radiation. So, she made us four pins that said we were "celebrating Tiffany" to wear during our stay. Let's just say those never saw the light of day, but we did get our beds turned down with free chocolates. So maybe it was worth something!

Disneyland was a madhouse! Some of the school districts were on fall break (really?) and there are now Halloween parties at Disneyland, so it was crazy. At least we made it on most of our favorite rides.

Oh, and they have brought back Captain EO as a tribute to M.J.! Now, not to say this happened, but some of us (my sister and I) may have seen it twice! Who can resist Michael Jackson saving the universe through song and dance? They were selling Captain EO merchandise in the store, but most of it looked like it was just taken out of storage from 1986!

Overall, it was an interesting trip. At least we made it to In-n-Out a few times!

When I got home, I had another MRI. I got the results yesterday and the scan looked stable! My spinal cord  is clear with no lesions and now there are only two lesions in my brain and both have gotten smaller. Because the cancer is stable right now, the doctor wants to go ahead with another type of chemo. This is a pretty rough type of chemo and I'll probably start in the next few weeks. I am so relieved about the results. I really wasn't expecting that.

Thank you again for all of your prayers! I'll keep you updated!

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