Let’s see, shortest first - my PET scan showed that I’m still in remission! Not only that but the oncologist, himself, called to tell me. I will go back in six months, but yippee!!
Regarding my Sprint crisis - A very nice and helpful Sprint Nextel Account Service Specialist contacted me and took care of our issue. She removed the offending line at no charge and apologized for the problem. Double Yippee!
. . .I agree with you and would like to offer you the ability to cancel the 6th line without having to pay the Early Termination Fee, since we cannot accommodate you and allow the 6 lines to remain on one family plan. I would like to apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience in allowing us to resolve this for you. You have been a valued Sprint customer for many years and we would not want something of this nature to interfere with the relationship.
Tristan, 17 month old grandson of mine, had to have oral surgery on Friday. He did great! Short explanation, a few months ago we noticed a dark spot on one tooth and his mom got him in to see a dentist, she was told it was some sort of mineral discoloration, possibly from his vitamins, Iron specifically. Over the months since he got more dark spots on other teeth and Brit didn’t want to take him to the same dentist. Every dentist she called did not want to see him until he was 3 years old (When did this start?!) It took many phone calls and getting his pediatrician involved, but she finally found a dentist to see him. They said he had many cavities, they did not pin point a cause and some could be genetic, but he needed several caps and they put him under for it. It turns out they only capped his front top four teeth and the others were fine under x-ray. It all actually went rather quickly and he did great! He will be seeing the dentist every six months now.
Now, the longest item. When my husband changed jobs last year he began working with a man who’s wife has multiple myeloma and for the last year I have been sending her cards and notes. Through our husbands I’ve tracked her progress through two stem-cell transplants. Finally, she was well enough that she gave me a call and we agreed to meet in the middle (Oshkosh) for lunch.
Three weeks, I drove an hour away to meet the lady who had been on my mind so much this past year. Upon meeting there was instant comfort, we had an ease of talking you don’t often find with someone. We spent several hours just sitting and talking, and I think I’m safe to say that we both left feeling mighty good inside. She is an absolute wonderful woman! We agreed to meet at least once more before Christmas and I decided to start calling her every week or two. In the mean time, I was scheduled to see the oncologist on Tuesday and she was scheduled to see hers on Wednesday so we set a time to talk after those appointments.
It’s pretty funny, because when we would talk on the phone, we always set up a time to talk in a few days. For awhile she had to see her oncologist every 3 days but she had worked up to going every 10 days and was so happy with that. She got permission to go on vacation and was really looking forward to going this September.
Then she told her oncologist that she had been having a little pain in her hip. He immediately scheduled an MRI and a tumor was found, a rather large tumor, 5-6 inches and it was decided she would start radiation and chemo, once again. I am still having a hard time grasping how she can go to meeting me over an hour’s drive away, to being hospitalized and time ticking, in just a few days.
I haven’t been able to talk to her for the last week, she’s just too weak, but our husbands talk every day or so and her prognosis isn’t good. The doctor’s were talking in weeks, now they are talking in possible months. So that’s a little bit of good news. But in amidst all of this, they have also found a tumor in the motor center of her brain, so for now, that is the tumor being attacked. She’s not strong enough for them to work on the hip tumor and the brain tumor so brain trumps hip.
I would appreciate any warm thoughts, prayers, vibes, etc, you could send her way. She weighs on mind heavily everyday.