Tag Archives: UCLA

Some Unexpected Good News

Feb 04

A few days ago, I had a follow-up appointment with my vocal cord surgeon.  Honestly, I think he is extremely good at what he does (ok, like the best out there), but let’s just say his clinical bedside manner and … Continue reading

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Upon More Reflection …

Dec 16

I’ve had a few weeks now to process my big appointments from a few weeks ago — all the doctors’ info/advice/insight.  First, I must tell you what I forgot to tell you in light of the aneurysm news.  In the same week I visited Dr. … Continue reading

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Annual Dr. Gonzalez Visit

Nov 30

On Tuesday I had my annual MRI exam (major “unlike”) and then yesterday I had my follow-up with results from Dr. Gonzales.  For those who haven’t been reading from early on, Dr. G was the brave surgeon (and guardian-angel/Holy-Spirit-inspired-genius!!!) who performed my … Continue reading

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Passing on the Comfort

Nov 20

Many of you heard Joni Eareckson Tada’s radio program about my story that aired last week.  It was so touching to hear from folks all over the country that heard the program and were moved to contact me.  If you did … Continue reading

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Broken Leg Updates

Sep 20

These are not exactly new updates, particularly if you follow us on Facebook or Instagram, but for those of you interested in the current status of my broken leg, here goes… As I have referenced on here time and again, … Continue reading

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A Case of the Mondays

May 24

This past Monday, I had the unfortunate pleasure of spending the bulk of my day like this…     My new and improved palatal lift is still getting fitted just right.  Even after about 2 hours of fitting it, surprise, surprise, … Continue reading

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Getting Better

Apr 30

It’s honestly been a rough couple of days since my surgery.  I suppose the pain has been more than I anticipated.  Hopefully, I will be out of the worst in the next day or so, but until then, I have … Continue reading

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Post-Surgery Update

Apr 26

Katherine finished the surgery, which her doctor said went very well.  She is resting at home now.    {this was PRE-surgery — how cute does she look in her little hat}    She is in a lot of pain as … Continue reading

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Vocal Cord Surgery Today

Apr 26

This morning, Katherine will undergo surgery for her paralyzed, right vocal cord (more info here).  She was just wheeled into surgery.  It is interesting; this is her 7th surgery post-AVM rupture, and instead of getting easier, they somehow get a … Continue reading

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Some Heavy Lifting

Mar 07

Lest you think I spend most of my days going from one cupcake and coffee to the next (though I wouldn’t complain if that were the case!), I wanted to give you a little medical update from Monday.  In this … Continue reading

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