Thank you for sharing your story and reminding us all how precious life is, we all get caught up in the hype and we take things for granted. Wishing your FI a speedy recovery! And happy planning!
Originally Posted by katiemac
Hi Everyone again!
This will be a different type of post...
My FI has been battling cancer since April of 2012. He has had chemo, one minor and two major surgeries. We were under the impression he was in the clear. We picked our resort, ordered STDs, made our wedding website and picked our bridal party. My FI began experiencing headaches that were abnormal. I emailed his oncologist and an MRI was ordered. On Valentine's Day, we were called and told that he had a 4cm brain tumor and to go to the hospital immediately. We have been so positive, but when you hear brain surgery, I thought the worst. He still made an effort to make me smile and happy on Valentine's Day even though we were in the hospital. The surgery was this morning. He looks great. They got the tumor. He has no side effects that we were warned of. It is amazing. The neurology team is amazing and sensitive and patient. We are waiting for the pathology to confirm that the tumor is cancer, and he has to start radiation if so.
I am sharing this because I searched BDW site for a group for the people that are planning their wedding in the midst of illness. There didn't seem to be any. Not to preach, but cherish your health, and the health of your partner. I felt like the luckiest woman on earth today when I saw him in recovery. I share my story, because I know people will wish him the best. And we need that!
On a lighter note, I am pumped to go back to planning. I came back from the hospital today to find my STDs delivered. It looks like I will have something to keep me busy while I keep him company in the hospital--carefully print the addresses of my favourite people on the planet to invite to my DW in Mexico.
Keeping all my fingers and toes crossed that this is nearly the end of our journey with cancer.
I hope this was inspiring rather than depressing.