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Something Else in 2017

December 30th, 2016 at 06:16 am

Besides our already crazy remodel in 2017 there is something else happening in 2017 that I haven't shared.

Most likely in the fall I will be undergoing a new and innovative surgery for a possible cure for my very rare lung disease. They only started preforming these in the last year or so, and there is only one hospital and one doctor in the US which performs them. So we will have to travel to the east coast for a week.

Honestly I don't want to get my hopes up that it will even work. But my husband is absolutely ecstatic that I have agreed to go. I've lived with my issues for half my life so I can't even remember what it is like to feel normal anymore. But I know I worry my husband a lot. Poor guy gave himself an ulcer this summer when I had a bad coughing fit and nearly suffocated. He was more scared than I was.

Also, with my condition having children is not a super safe idea since none of my medicines are allowed to be taken while pregnant or nursing. So it's better to get this fixed if I can now, so we can start a family eventually.

My mother has graciously put back a lot of money in her flex spending account, and I won't have any medical bills.

There are still a lot of details to be worked out, but we've been in contact with the doctor. Insurance can take up to 10 weeks to okay the surgery, and then we will have to pick a date, etc.

I really didn't want to be the guinea pig, and I am super anxious about hospitals and needles. So keep me in your thoughts. 2017 is going to be a crazy year, but everything works out it could be life changing!

12 Responses to “Something Else in 2017”

  1. pjmama Says:

    My thoughts will positive and directed your way! I can't imagine how anxious you must be. Here's hoping it works!

  2. Carol Says:

    That's huge. Sending hugs.

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    What a wonderful opportunity! I can imagine the worry though at the same time. You are in my prayers this year!

  4. ceejay74 Says:

    Wow! Good luck. I'm hoping for the best possible outcome!

  5. snafu Says:

    Sending wishes for the best possible outcome. How wonderful that there is a new procedure for your rare lung ailment. Thank you for sharing. Perhaps this is an effective site to journal your medical adventure. We're all rooting for you.

  6. fern Says:

    Very best wishes for a speedy recovery and every success. Is the hospital you're going to in NYC?

  7. My English Castle Says:

    Wishing you all the best!

  8. Dido Says:

    All kinds of prayers going your way for a smooth ride and ultimate success!!

  9. debt-free by thir-ty Says:

    Sending you all kinds of positive vibes as we roll into 2017. Best of luck with the remodel and surgery!

  10. livingalmostlarge Says:

    Good luck and hoping you qualify for the surgery.

  11. CB in the City Says:

    Oh, my goodness, I am wishing you the very best! It is exciting that there is hope for a cure! Please keep us up to date on your progress!

  12. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I hope you're approved and it works well!

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