Hi y’all! So as always there are highs and lows in a day. (Can’t decide whether watching The Bachelorette right now is a high or a low…much better on fast forward to the decent parts.) Mike and I dropped off the CD of the previous MRI/CT Scan at the neurosurgeon’s, I got a quick lesson on all this brain stuff from a wonderful Emory friend, and our GPS got us to Carolinas Medical Center. I’ve never been to the real one – just having babies at the one in Pinevile.
We parked way far away because we had no clue where to go but we finally figured it out and it made for a beautiful day to walk. Filled out some more forms and then got to talk to the anesthesologist and a nurse. I’ll get to the hospital at 11:15 am and they’ll take all of us up to the 5th floor and get them settled in the waiting room, will bring me in, I’ll get to see everyone one last time, and then we’ll begin. They’ve blocked out the room for up to three hours. I should be in the neurointensive care for at least one night and then in the hospital 3-5 days. Okay. There we go. So then giving a couple more tubes of blood, we were back in the sunshine.
Time to hit up Rock Bottom Brewery. Completely randomly they sat us in the same booth that we were in over 9 years ago when we talked to Mike’s parents about us getting engaged and began wedding planning with them. Oh, ironic. In the midst of this I get a phone call and it’s not a number I recognize and let me tell you – we are screening some calls these days. So Mike answers “Narcie’s phone, Mike speaking” and I think okay he’ll probably be on there for a while but quickly he hands it over to me and whispers “OB-Gyn.” I’m thinking what in the heck do they want at this point? And the very nice lady says, Mrs. Jeter you haven’t scheduled your annual appointment yet. I know I probably should have just penciled it in to the looming calendar that I had in my pocketbook but I couldn’t help myself and said – welp, I was told a week ago I have a brain tumor and they’re operating on it on Friday and I don’t think I’ll be getting to that appointment any time soon. LOL. We both had a good laugh. She said to call back any time. It’s important – keep in good health people – but not in the scheme of things right now.
I didn’t realize until today being in there that my life is going to change for awhile. I mean I’ve had that realization in pieces over the past week and a half but Mike and I also decided at a certain point that I needed to live my life as normally as possible. In the midst of that though I’m now thinking oh wow what do I need to do before Friday? We went and bought some books and some toys for Enoch and Evy for the days to come. I got to play with the kiddos in the bath tonight and put both of them to bed. Mike asked the nurse today if when I come back home, I can really come back home. In other words – in our world here there is no rest, Mommy napping, etc. There is Silly 1 and Silly 2 – my two wild and crazy E’s. She said we’ll have to ask the doctor. Should be interesting.
Tomorrow Enoch will go back to school, Evy will have our 16 month check up, and I’ll do some work at Wesley for one of the last times before Friday. Then we’ll head to MRI land and will see what Presbyterian Hospital looks like. This has been a sort of weird medical scavenger hunt.
Earlier I posted one of my favorite Laura Story songs. I actually like most of her new CD – great stuff! One of my all time favorites of hers though was when she was with Silers Bald and it’s called “Grace.”