I am going to make this brief as, thankfully, I am still running around getting ready for our trip. Anyone else curious how Jack Jack is going to do on a trip across the ocean tonight? So the good news is that I am a born traveler, something that makes me happy to the utter core, and we are leaving tonight for a family trip to Italy. I haven’t been to Italy since I was younger and couldn’t be more excited to go back. It should be an amazing adventure. The boys can’t wait and we are going to eat and drink our way around the country.
Unfortunately, we are not leaving on the best terms. I had scans yesterday and because I am short on time this blog will be honest: they were crappy. It seems all the pain I have felt in my side is because the tumors have grown a lot and there are signs of new growth. We don’t have an action plan yet of what this means or how to handle next steps and that is a bit daunting….Luckily, in the short term it doesn’t matter. We are all about enjoying family and life right now and that is exactly what we are going to do. We will have a lot to face when we get home to figure out how to tackle Bertha and come at this at a new direction, but that will come later. For right now, the medical stuff is going to take a back burner to my spectacular family.
I say this in all of these posts but it is because I mean it—again, not a lot of time for bs these days. I am constantly surrounded by a collective support network from all of you that means the world to me. This has become an extremely hard experience—radiation was miserable–and not something I would wish others to go through. I am surrounded by such an amazing group that is there to help with me, my kids, to make me laugh, to allow me to cry (not a strength) or older brothers who remind me in all of this that you are still just their pain in the ass kid sister…Thank you for all of it. Bertha will be no match for homemade pasta, wine and gelato this week. Bring it…..