Sunday, August 22, 2010

Vacation and Cleveland

I have big, big news to share that i will get to in a minute... But first, Harrison and I are on our first vacation(besides our honeymoon) as husband and wife. I am writing from Hilton head island in South Carolina. I have only been here once in my life and that was when i was in 5th or 6th grade with my family and the family of my best friend, Megan. Harrison's family owns a house down here so he has been vacationing down here his whole life. In college, he brought some of his fraternity brothers down for spring break 2 years in a row. Growing up, his family and 3 others would come. They called themselves the Sla-den-has-bows (the first 3 letters of each family's name. They came together for 14 years!! So needless to say this place and Hilton Head itself holds a lot of sentimental value. He can point to pretty much each place on the island tell a story. We left early Friday morning and our close friends Hannah and Rusty came up just for the weekend and left about an hour ago. Harrison and I are staying till Thursday. This vacation has been planned for awhile but it couldn't have come at a better time. We found out on Monday that I was accepted as a patient into Cleveland Clinic and I have an appointment August 31 at 9 30 in the morning. My mom and Harrison will drive up to Cleveland, Ohio on Monday the 30th (its about a 7 hr drive) and stay in a hotel. As of right now (this could change) I am going in under the care of a spine specialist. I'm nervous but ready for this step. I have no idea what the process will be. I have no idea how long I will be there. My first visit could last a few days or a week....i don't know. I could only have to go up there one time or I could have to make return visits to Ohio every month. I just don't know what to expect. So I will just find out when we get there i guess. Please be praying for me. I will update as I know more. I will find out more this week. Please be praying as I deal with the phone calls to insurance and doctors offices to get medical records and things like that. It can be a very frustrating process but I know it will be worth it. I am just praying that these doctors in Ohio will put the pieces together and figure out my health problems and hopefully find a solution. If they can't cure it completely I am at least praying for answers which would lead to pain relief and getting back to some of the activities in my life i used to love. I can't thank you all enough for your all made this happen so keep he prayers coming. I love you all. I'll post again with updates probably this week.

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