Friday, January 14, 2011

Clean as a Whistle

The MRI was fantastic! There was a new fellow, a week in at the UW, from Portland. He is an IV genius. He killed it in one shot. The actual MRI hurts less and less each time, it's fantastic! I've never minded the contrast dye, which some people have a hard time with. I'm grateful for that.

The scans were really cool. My brain is shifting and filling the void, which is really exciting. It was kind of creepy to see the first post surgery scan where a tennis ball area of brain was missing.

There's still a pretty good amount of inflammation, and irritation from the surgeries, but that's to be expected. It's getting better each scan, which is relieving.

I have another MRI in April and if it's clean the doctor's going to see if he can push out the following MRI. That way I won't have to stress before our wedding. I thought that was thoughtful, it was their idea. Love those guys, especially Sarah, Rockhill's nurse.

I feel so excited, so happy. I keep referring back to the last MRI, I was so scared, petrified even. It took me a week or two to live my life again. Now, I'm more logical, more calm, and hopeful. I can feel my mind making sense of things. Even in three months I have an upgraded mind.

I left the U District thinking, "You know what, just maybe, I WILL beat this!"


  1. YES, YES, YES, You ARE the 1%. All, all, all your tenacious is paying off. You guys, parents too must be on cloud-9! We are definitely going to the street dance tonight! YAH-HOO! xoxoxoxox

  2. Tears of Joy! So happy! Hugs :)

  3. More happy tears here! Way to go, Jess. You were right: you are feeling it healing!

    Love to you all,
    Dee Dee

  4. "So Cal" PattiJanuary 14, 2011 at 7:44 PM

    Happy tears from me to when I read your GREAT news! Also that you mentioned your wedding. Wonderful times are waiting ahead for you!!!

  5. I have never once had a doubt in my mind that you would not beat this, Jess. You are amazing and I could NOT be happier for you!!! My heart is literally so happy. Thank you for continuing to be such an inspiration in all that you do! Love ya, girl!!! :)

  6. You Rock Viking girl! Baroooooooooooooo!!! The prayers are being answered! May God continue to bless you with good news. We will keep you in our prayers!

    Winerfest it is of us old folks today!
    YA You betcha...Keep smiling
    Rich and Andre`

  7. Hi Jess,
    I just read your comment on Christina's blog (I'm her mom.) My heart goes out to you. It sounds like you are doing well figuring out this journey. I love that you embrace naps. After a couple of years, that was one of the hardest things for Christina's friends to understand--her desperate need for naps. We are doing well, here at her apartment. Even her eyes started working a little better this morning. For that, we are extremely thankful. Please write Christina on her blog contact info if you want to talk. I would love it and she will soon be back in her favorite mode. I also appreciate your understanding of compassion (from one of your posts). Very insightful.
    Much love,
    JoDee Ahmann


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