Monthly Archives: June 2008


>Going up to Mayo clinic I knew was a great decision. Before I went up there I had so much hope we would get to the bottom of my health issues. Maybe I had unrealistic expectations even. What I got was kind of unexpected, but exactly what I needed. They gave me a diagnosis I had heard many times before. But hearing it this time I knew I was ready to stop searching for the needle in a haystack. I didn’t get the answer I wanted, but the answer I needed. Since then I’ve been trying to just live life. I battle with the idea of still searching for a another answer every day, but everyday I put that thought to the side and just go forward. Last night we went out with a group of friends for Spanish tapas. We had a great time and after we left I felt normal for the first time in a long time. I didn’t feel like my friends didn’t know how to act around me, I was treated like a normal human being. That was wonderful! Being comfortable in your own skin makes those around you feel more comfortable too. To top all this off, today I thought to myself, I’m finally at a place of accepting I may never walk again. I’m totally fine with that. A week and a half ago I gave up the search and decided to live, today I am at peace with where I am. I guess I’m finally comfortable in my new skin.

>That was quick!

>We really started our search for place to have our wedding ceremony/reception on Wednesday and have made our decision already today. After looking at 3 places we decided to go back to our first choice. White Eagle in Naperville easily won out. The author places were nice ..but White Eagle was the only place forContinue Reading

>Wedding planning and a thought

>Yesterday Emily and I visited a couple of locations we are interested in for hosting our wedding ceremony and reception. We were impressed with the first place, White Eagle Golf Club in Naperville. They will be able to house our ceremony and reception, keeping the day fairly seamless. We really liked the look of theContinue Reading

>Like I said…

>Right time, right place. We met with a neurologist up here on Wednesday. We spent around two hours in his office. He was very thorough in his evaluation, both of me physically and of my thick binder of health history and test results. His determination was that I’m dealing with MS. There are some thingsContinue Reading

>We’re here

>What a beautiful day to travel! Awefter 7 hours in our spacious rental car we made it into our hotel room for a few minutes of unwind time, for me at least, Emily unpacked and is out getting dinner. What a great woman! She my Superwoman. Anyway, we’ll rest tonight and go to my firstContinue Reading

>Back from IN on to MN

>What a busy weekend! We arrived at our hotel in Indianapolis Thursday night, that gave us a full day to rest up before the weekends activities. Friday night was the rehearsal for the widening. We ran through things numerous times. Two of the guys had to carry me up and down the stairs. To makeContinue Reading

>That little boy-made me cry: UPDATE

>This is an update from my friend Carmen’s site: I received this message last night from my friend regarding Dakota: HE SURVIVED SURGERY! They were only able to get 80% of the tumor. He is in recovery. This is all we know at this point. I just wanted to pass along what details I had.Continue Reading


>The next week or so is going to be pretty busy. This weekend I have my adopted neice’s birthday party, I can’t believe she’s going to be four. She also has a dance recital on Sunday. After a few days of rest Emily and I will head down to Indianapolis for my buddy’s wedding, whichContinue Reading