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Monday, August 9, 2010

Allison Update

Well, well, well...Since Allison's 5 day procedure in June she has had 2 series of 3 day outpatient treatments at Wentworth Douglas Hospital in Dover, (all covered by insurance, thank God, at $7500 a session).  She most recently was in treatment as part of the doctor's plan this past Wed-Fri, August 4-6.  It was strange for Allison to go into an infusion for the first time feeling pain free.

Allison says she has been "reborn" and isn't it the truth.  Allison has continued to do things she wouldn't have imagined doing ever again, watersliding at Water Country, staying on her feet all day and night long at our annual neighborhood party, enjoying a windy day at the beach, jumping in the pool, using exercising equipment, taking a shower daily, wearing more tight fitting clothes, watching me play hockey at an indoor arena, sitting on a wood chair in a resturant, and being like we are on a second honeymoon (that's all I will say about that), just to name a few things that many of us take for granted each day.  At the top of  Allison's list is going to bed not crying and waking up feeling rested and again, not crying.

For everyone out there who feels they have it bad, someone out there has is worse, much worse.  Live each moment like it's your last and don't take sleeping at night, going for a walk on the beach, sitting by a camp fire on a windy night, or hugging your family for granted.  Believe it or not, there are people out there who cannot do these things.

For those interested in knowing about the hospital bills, we are still waiting to find out if the insurance company will cover any of the cost.  Initial bill was for $41,300 and so far insurance paid for $4,800 of the doctor's fees leaving a balance of about $36,500 and we raised about $23,000 thus far.  Thanks you everyone who donated or helped raise all the money thus far.  It certainly makes things more manageable and worth every penny.

In hope and in health to everyone,
Greg (Husband of the bravest and most courageous person I have ever known in my life)