Wednesday, October 10, 2018

What a great visit at DUKE!!!!

Well our trip to Duke was absolutely FABULOUS!  Both flights were great and I must say Jordan & I both think TSA pre-check and flying direct is the ONLY way to travel!  So if you do tons of flying and you haven’t gotten the TSA pre-check, well you are missing out!
As I am writing this update I feel like I am having a déjà vu moment! As most of you know, in 2012 when Jordan starting having issues we had started building a house and here we are again building another house.  I think this surgery thing kicks in when we start building to save me from driving my husband and everyone involved in the house CRAZY!

Now, on to the update that everyone has been waiting for!  We received “good news”!!!!  They actually said that phrase and Jordan’s immediate response was, “Oh we never hear that”!  Dr. Buckley was very intrigued by my girl, but hey who isn’t!!  After a very lengthy visit and Jordan going through all the eye exams (which she always feels like is a test she fails), we have a plan in place. Dr. Buckley will operate on her sometime in February, Jordan’s request since she is having surgery in November.   He will work on the inner muscles of both eyes and possibly work on the upper and lower muscles of the left eye. The goal with this is to get the left eye straight and to hopefully have more movement in that left eye.   We knew going into this visit that he would probably work on both eyes and up until now she has been very hesitant about it but after talking with Dr. Buckley she is more comfortable with this approach. The best thing about this surgery is it will be outpatient & then he will see her the next day to clear her for travel.  Unfortunately, she will be off work for 2weeks after to give her eyes time to heal.  She is very excited about this and we are both very hopeful for positive results!  

You know we couldn't take a short trip without having a little fun!  After the MD visit we went to the mall grabbed some lunch, shopping at the book store, and seeing a movie!  We had a great day and a good dry run of travel for our upcoming Boston trip! One thing is for sure we have mastered UBER! 

Also, on a side note for those reading that have a removable fresnel prism on your lens she learned a trick about these while we were there! Jordan knew that you could take it off and clean it but was always concerned about it not staying on the lens once it was removed and then replaced.  Well, the little trick we learned was if you get it slightly wet and then place it on the lens it will dry and not have air bubbles!  Jordan was like," how have I not know that the past 6years I have had this thing!"  

As always, thanks for all of your good thoughts and prayers!  PRAY FOR JORDAN!!!!

Jordan & I 

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Boston & Duke.....

Oh what a whirlwind of travel Jordan and I are having this fall!  We travel to Duke next week to see Dr. Buckley to get an opinion on her left eye and to see if there are any options available to her. We both are not sure of what to expect, yet excited to see what he has to say. Jordan just really wants that eye to be straight and we are  VERY hopeful that he has some good news for us!  I am sure that we will have to sport some UK blue while we are there!!  GO CATS!!

We are also getting prepared for Boston!  Hard to believe that it is just 4weeks away!  Been awhile since we have done this whole hospital/surgery thing so I have had to make a list of all the things we are going to need so I don't forget anything since it will just be the 2 of us in Boston this go around!

As always please continue to keep Jordan and our family in your prayers! 

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Oh what a trip......

Oh what a travel nightmare this trip was!  It started off with our 1st flight being delayed, which caused us to be rerouted on our layover flight to Charlotte.  We arrive in Charlotte and the crew was delayed so we didn't land in Boston until after 5pm. With all of the 1st day travel issues Cory was stalking our flight status on Tuesday.  So, after we had seen the MD we had a great lunch at the Hard Rock and was walking to Faneuli Hall to grab some yummy desert, when he found out our 1st flight home was delayed.  He immediately was on the phone with the airline and they informed him we would totally miss our layover connection in NY.  There were also no other flights leaving from Boston going close to home :(  Ultimately, our flight ended up being cancelled.  So, instead of staying another night in Boston and risk going thru the same thing again the next day the decision was made to....DRIVE HOME!  Whew what a wild ride that was!!  So, if anyone is wondering, it took 14hrs to get from downtown Boston to Cory & Jordan's driveway...965miles!   Jordan was a champ and stayed up during the LONG ride home talking to whoever was driving.  After getting home and taking about a 4hr hour nap Cory and I got back up and drove to Louisville to drop the rental off and pick up my car.  We hope to NEVER have to do that again!  Jordan & I both kept telling Cory that we had made this trip several times and had never encountered any of this travel issues until this trip! We are hopeful the next trip is much smoother!

Now, let's get to the MD update!  Yes, Dr. Hadlock was very disappointed that she did not have more movement on the left side of her face but was pleased that there was feeling on that side.  After some discussion it was decided that Jordan did have another surgical option and she has decided to go forward with this. This will entail another 3 day hospital stay and we will be in Boston for a week.  We went ahead and napped the last spot for the year so she is scheduled for surgery Nov 5th.  This surgery will entail putting the chewing nerve and taking some muscle from her leg again and placing them into the left side of her face. Again this does not have immediate results.  The results should be seen in 4-6 months and the goal is when she bites down and acts like she is chewing it will make her smile symmetrical. Now the insurance game begins and we pray that this is approved by them.  We need all the good vibes and prayers you can spare!


Cory & Jordan @ Faneuil Hall