My Journey

Welcome to my page. I was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease 4 1/2 years ago (just before my 33 birthday). This past year, a group of my friends, family, and I ran in an endurance run to raise funds towards awareness and finding a cure for this neurological disorder. This year, we would love to organize a race soley for this purpose. I will share my story as I try to run, and give you details on how our racing plans are going. Thanks for sharing my journey with me:o)

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

The hardest part is over...or is it?!

Well, I am home from my dbs surgery. We were kindof celebrities through out the whole thing. I was contacted by NBC Nightly News and the wanted to do our story. Of course we said yes...who wouldn't want the opportunity to tell their story. So, Sunday the NBC crew  consisting of our camera man Jerod - awesome guy with awesome shoes! - and Wonbo Woo, an emmy award winning producer, and a very guy. came  to our house to follow us around. The morning was not so productive as I had everyone ready to go the church and fed before they got there...which usually doesn't happen! But then they came to church with us and that was fun! So many wonderful people at my church hugging and telling me they will pray for me touched my heart <3

From there we came back to the house and ate lunch, played outside and THEN...
 Head shaving time!

After this, we dropped all of the kids off, picked my mommy up then headed to Pittsburgh. Plenty of rest, up and at em at 3:30 in the am - hospital at 5, surgery at 7 - met camera crew then headed to our room...time to put the halo on!
 this they had to screwed to my head

this thing was super heavy! Ready set surgery!

I cannot begin to tell you how or why anyone would want to think up such a torturous procedure! Seriously, i'm thinking this is what they would use in a torture chamber...if it wasn't such a cruel and unusual punishment. But seriously, the benefits will be so much worth the craziness of it all. I am really looking forward to the end result.

When all was said and done, my awesome wonderful handsome hubby was smuggled into recovery to see me

 Best hubby ever!

We got a pent house suite in the hospital...well as penthouse as u can get! lol Had a last interview with nbc then a nice group picture with our new friends from NBC

All in all it was a great day! Now to rest and do nothing till next surgery. This doing nothing is definitely going to be harder than the surgery!

1 comment:

  1. FEAR-not believing in yourself or of your beliefs. Not willing to make the sacrafice for your family.

    STRENGTH-laughing and crying at the same moment to better everybody.

    COURAGE- enduring what is bad for you for the better of everyone else.

    WISDOM- putting the family before yourself

    Admiration- respect for my sister for what she went through and what she has accomplished

    N-never give up
    E-everyday I think of everybody

    we love you angie and hope the best for you in the future!!