Tonight we are in Boston, MA and we are celebrating. The Gunderson's have SO much to celebrate tonight! Our prayers have been answered and we can all breathe a little easier tonight! Leif and I are not the type of people to put our every waking moment, hardship, drama or worry out into the world. We aren't perfect but at the end of the day we are beyond blessed and we know it. We have had something weighing on our minds and in our hearts and thankfully, tonight, we are resting a little easier! I wrote a blog ( that I never published) about the journey we were on and I will publish it tonight.
Very few people knew what was going on, and I apologize to all of my wonderful friends, but we made a decision early on to keep all of the details private until we had answers. So private that my own mother, who I tell everything to, was just recently informed. To read about how it all went down you can go here!
So....Tonight we are celebrating extremely positive test results. No CANCER...our #1 fear and thankfully we are in the clear. The tumor (in my head) is benign...the results were not perfect but they were positive. We still have a journey ahead of us and there are still unanswered questions but the news is GREAT! They incidentally found a cyst in my brain (which is benign also), I will see a neurologist, a surgeon and I will have the tumor removed and maybe even the cyst...but we are so, so, so happy with the news! I left the doctor and felt like I was lighter...I felt like I was "me" again. I was so happy, excited, and relieved that I cried.
We had decided to go to Boston for the long weekend...Good or Bad...we were going to enjoy our long weekend exploring "the North"...when we got into the hotel room tonight my husband looked at me and said "We are going to celebrate all weekend long" and celebrate we will! Tomorrow we will visit the aquarium and maybe the Children's museum...we will see how much Aiden can handle...my little guy "celebrated" until 10:45pm tonight...and for once, adhering to Aiden's bedtime meant absolutely nothing to me...