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Old 05-17-2009, 10:26 AM   #271
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Old 05-21-2009, 06:59 AM   #273
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Still OT: New Diagnosis and Surgery

Well we finally have a path forward. First, after sending the slides to the Mayo Clinic they changed the type to Synovial Sarcoma. While still rare, there seems to be a lot more information out there on it. They will operate on Friday, as they want to get the tumor out, but they also know it has pentrated the heart. The unknown it just how far and deep in a couple of places, so it will be open heart and possibly rebuilding of part of it. The wildcard is how much/deep it is in the right ventricle (I think that's correct) as they cannot rebuild/fix that. That's what has me worried.

I may bring my laptop while we wait on Friday to try and write more trippie since that is a happy thing and we want to be thinking happy thoughts on what will probably be a long and tense day.

I had also posted on the Coping and Compassion board, so may be updating over on that thread if any of you are interested in following this, althought I'll still let you all know what happened briefly, but I need to get this back to my "happy" thread http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2175881
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I just got back from a long weekend away-was the surgery this past Friday (the 22nd), or this coming Friday?

I'll head over to the Caring & Compassion board too. I hope all is well Ty!
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Just read your update over there and sent you a note.
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Old 06-04-2009, 03:29 PM   #276
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Just read your update over there and sent you a note.
Got it there - thanks Brook!
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It's his turn....

It’s our last park day and we seem to have established a tradition for the last full day during out last couple of trips. We’ll hit Epcot and the MK and then have yummy room service for dinner. I start out my last breakfast at AKV (won’t be eating before the flight tomorrow !) the way I have many other days….my Mickey waffle while taking in the view








DH had some hummus and pita chips from Mara to start his day:






It was then off to the TTC – we parked at the MK so we could just hop the monorail to Epcot and then back to the MK.




We got a few good shots as the monorail headed into Epcot….








And then as we walked in


We got lucky walking into Epcot and got a great PP photog who was up for some fun. First, we were so happy to be at Epcot








Then we mentioned it was our last day, so he took the following shots






I love a PP photog who has fun with their job!

Continued in next post....
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We wandered around a bit




and I decided that I wanted to try and find the Beast Library from Beauty and the Beast. I’d read about it, but had never seen it for myself. It’s stashed in the back of the France pavilion behind the perfume shop and really was worth searching out…














We walked through the perfume shop


and headed outside. We had a great shot of the hedge maze and Sleeping Beauty was nearby.




A line was already forming so we skipped the character greeting and decided to head over to the MK.


I think at this point DH was starting to feel a little yucky…yep it was finally his day. See, every single trip DH is usually sick for a day….who knows what causes it, but he recovers by the afternoon. This time it seemed to be the reverse and he was ok in the morning but was now starting to feel icky. Of course, I had no sympathy!! I wanted to go to the MK and we were going (I know – nice huh!) So instead of arguing he said fine…plus we had to go as I still had to get Mickey ears for a friend of mine.

We also had to stop and say goodbye to our brick




We then headed in got as far as the beginning of Main Street and DH was really starting to feel horrible. I told him to sit somewhere cause I wanted to find the personalized ears. But he started looking on one side and me on the other…who knew we were right around the corner from them! I spotted them, called him over and there wasn’t much of a line. So he just hung outside while I got them for my friend back home. It was then time to head out – the original plan had us going over to the Contemporary, but I figured DH would be too sick. NOPE – somehow he couldn’t stay in the MK any longer, but was fine walking round the CR – it’s that type of thing that makes you go hmmmmmmm

We got a shot of the newly renovated store, and I found this shirt for him in another one



Although I’m sure he would say I’m much more suited to that shirt when we are WDW and he’s not following my schedule

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We then grabbed a couple more shots of BLT




And all too soon it was time to head out.

After our last monorail ride of the trip,


DH snapped me holding on for dear life


We just kicked back at AKL for a while and then ordered the traditional “last meal” HA! We always order the prime rib from Boma and something else to split. This time was no exception. DH even got one of the giant Zebra Domes from room service.









It was yummy as usual, and now it was time to finish packing But we had to get a couple of last minute photos in…..

Here’s AKL lit up at night from our room:


Then we even noticed what looked like a refurb going on in one of the rooms. Also made me think that if we were getting this good of a shot, no wonder they tell you to close your drapes


We ended the night with packing and found these…with everything that happened on the trip, we completely forgot we had “free” things from Disney!!


Tomorrow it’s back to reality….but first I have to get on that evil plane. And since I’ve been on such heavy antibiotics I didn’t start taking my happy plane pills in advance like I did on the way down…..
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Oh no it's nearly over, lovely last day though well except for DH feeling ill and fantastic PP photos

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Oh no it's nearly over, lovely last day though well except for DH feeling ill and fantastic PP photos
I knew it had to hit sooner or later - I guess DH's sickness just decided to wait until I was all better....it would have been too convenient for it to happen while I was not feeling well

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Thank you...after a small scare this week (and another hopital stay) she is home again and seems to be doing much better
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I thought I had quoted a couple of your PP pics too-LOVE the close up one of you two! Such a great shot! And the sad one in front of the Exit sign was awesome! Very creative.

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I recall you answering this on the Jambo thread (which I have not been on in a LONG time! ) but, what is the sauce again they serve with the Gaint Zebra Dome?


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GOOD!!!!!!!
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We head back home...

Before I wrap this up, I wanted to thank you all again for your support during the last two months with my DMIL...it really did mean the world to us. In case you had not heard, she lost her battle with this extremely rare form of cancer just over a week ago. She loved Disney and it's mainly for her I wanted to finish this up and start on my next vacation...she probably would have wanted it that way.

Our final day dawns and I take in this few for the last time this trip:






I start by trying to figure out if I want one of these before we get on the plane…


I decide no…maybe the plane happy pills will work better if I have nothing in my stomach. HA We start gathering all the bags, making sure all the last minute stuff is packed and I get very very sad DH assures me that we will be back in less than a year for my 40th birthday trip. Doesn’t help though…

We call down to the valet to let them know we are coming, as I know in the mornings there have been semi-long waits for our car. Although I must say, we loved the valet perk with our DVC…couldn’t beat it after a long day at the parks.

So we head out, eventually get our car and pass under the gates for the last time….I’m really sad and I’m also starting to get really scared. We’ve past the gate, which means the next stop is the airport!

Normally we take the first flight out, but DH wanted to sleep in…so glad one of us could sleep! So instead we are taking a mid-morning flight. We get to the airport about 90 minutes early, and there’s almost no wait at this point through security. We head towards our gate and I call my dad…and I proceed to have the first very quiet meltdown of the morning. Yes friends, the happy plane pills are not working and I’m freaking out. And for some reason, even the flight number was bugging me…I told my dad it was a great number for a headline!

DH is laughing at me and it was not helping!!! It’s FINALLY time to board and I’m not doing much better. But one cool thing was we ended up in the exact same seats we had on the flight down. DH notices I am much more panicky now than I was on the way down….DUH! On the way down I had to be up at 3:30am and was too tired to thing. Now we got to (ok he did) sleep until 7am…now I don’t have the tired factor going for me.

Flight was fine and I did not scare any flight attendants this time, although, now that I think about it, maybe if I scare enough of them DH will only drive from now on to avoid the embarrassment.

I was going to put a fun summary at the end of things we loved, hated, missed, and can’t wait to do again, but with everything that transpired over the past two months and especially last week, all I have is that I am so thankful we bought DVC when we did. We were able to enjoy it with my DIL’s, the people who took me on my first trip and really helped expand my love for Disney. We were able to pay them back just a bit by sharing our DVC, and this trip alone was probably worth buying.


Thanks for staying with me…I’ve FINALLY got the pre-trippie started for our September 2009 trip and if you’d like to follow along, it’s here!

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2234649

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Ty I'm so so sorry about your MIL How wonderful though that you have the fantastic memories of your Disney trip
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Thanks Jo It was a shock, but we are taking it a day at a time. And now that trip means more than we ever thought.
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