Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Test Results!

I need to post other pics for the wedding, but news flash, Meg's test results are back....She looks good!

She will have to find an oncologist in Kentucky, so we are on the search for one, as she needs scans every 3-6 months.

The doc said she has lots of scarring from the radiation, and she and Dole may never have children, and they can harvest a few eggs and test them.

I think she is still in the healing mode, and not well enough to consider getting pregnant. She knows she has been blessed with Alanna, and like I always tell her, things happen for a reason, and perhaps Alanna was a gift, even though she was not expected (remember---in Iraq, birth control shots left in sun..some girls got pregnant as they were no good...)

A picture of Megan during rehearsal. A self portrait of her toughness on her arm done in Germany. The other which you can barely see which is fairly recent states:
Only God can Judge me.

Poignant, and true.

Till the next blog, Patti

Sunday, August 26, 2007


This is a photo of Megan after the rehearsal trying on her dress. She looked oh-so-lovely in it.

The wedding was lovely. Very very hot, but we all survived. The church was one of the most incredible places I have been in. Gothic interior, groin vaults, pointed arches, and it's wood construction was like being in a large ship or ark!

I will be writing bits and pieces about the wedding over the next few days, and of posting photos as they come in.

Megan had her PET scan earlier in the week and will get a call soon to tell her if there are any cancer cells in the tumors or other hot spots. The 5 year survival rate is about 50%, so lets pray for some good odds this time. It would be her greatest wedding gift!!!


Sunday, August 19, 2007

The Bridal Shower

There was plenty of food, and a nice intimate group of girls showed. The bridesmaids, a few relatives, and some of my friends. We played silly games, drank mimosas, had delicious homemade dishes, and four hours of a fun party, complete with three energetic toddlers.

Megan looks good. No, she looks great. It is wonderful to see her Julia Roberts smile light up her face. She has recovered well from her treatments. Hard to believe that three months ago there were times when she could hardly walk.

I pray each day that she will be well. I think of how important this wedding is to a young girl who does not know what life will deal to her tomorrow, or the next day, or the next month. We will never be able to be at 100% peace knowing that cancer can knock at her door at any time. But the joy of her wedding, the excitement of her starting a new home in Kentucky with her husband and child surely must count for having a positive effect on her health.

Till the next time, a tired but happy mom.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

More News

The summer is flying fast. Wedding plans starting to take form and somehow I know it will all pull together fine. I think Megan is flying by the seat of her pants on much of this, and I am helping out when asked, or when needed.

I have my dress...it is a splendid gown. It has been a long time since I have bought a dress like this, and it is a bit surreal that my daughter is getting married.

Her fiance just got his orders and they will be in Fort Campbell, Kentucky, a bit of a ride from the Catskill Mountains of New York. I had to recheck a map of the US to see where Kentucky is. The weather maps still list it as the "northeast". Hmmm...

I am still in disbelief that they will be so far from friends and family. I think they will be in for a bit of a shock. Dole says Megan will have to work just to buy me plane tickets. I hope the area is nice. I don't have high hopes that a Military Base is in the lovely rolling hills of Kentucky, but maybe it is.

Time to do a bit more research.

It is the same base that Alanna's father is stationed. How strange for all concerned. * I am humming the Moody Blues..."isn't life strange......"