Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Easter at Disneyworld

A recent brain scan revealed cancer has moved into my mom's brain. Because Oat Cell Carcinoma is so aggressive, she'll have Gamma Knife radiation very soon in an effort to keep encroaching symptoms at bay. The tumor cluster is right in her personality centers, so we've been warned about personality changes being one of the most significant risks of the procedure. Our response: head to Disneyworld.

We cashed in airline miles for flights, then booked a last minute trip to the parks. We booked the trip so last minute (less than 48 hours before arrival) that we weren't even allowed to purchase the meal plan (although paying cash for meals worked out to be cheaper for our busy bunch). My best friend Marcie planned to keep Elleigh and Piper while we were away, so James met her in Oklahoma City while I spent the day with Mom and the radiation oncologist hashing out last minute procedure details. Then, we flew away from home, hoping to afford Mom a bit of fun and distraction from the painful reality of her prognosis. We stayed at Port Orleans Riverside, and we visited MGM Studios, Epcot, and Magic Kingdom.


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