Tuesday, October 26, 2010

2010 Season Tix


Can I just say how much Brian and I have enjoyed our season tickets to Auburn football this year???

Brian and I in the stadium prior to the victory over LSU!   (Note my chipmonk cheeks - thanks pre-op steroids!)

Jorden Hare Stadium's Main Entrance
(for players and coaches).  This is where
the fun begins.

We have had an absolute blast getting to see our Tigers win and just getting to spend so much time in the loveliest village on the plains.  This year was our first to purchase season tickets and we have definately gotten our money's worth.  We have been in those seats for every second of play in Auburn thus far except for the Louisiana-Monroe game (and even we have to rest occasionally).  Auburn has put on quite a show for us this year and it has been an absolute blast thus far.  We've been on our feet yelling and screaming until the very end. 
So in honor of our last in-stadium viewing experiance for the season, I'm sharing a few of the pictures I've taken this year.  Not that I've taken many... I get too distracted by the game to remember to take pictures!

Head Coach - Gene Chizik at TigerWalk.  I love how excited he is! 
(Yes the picture is out of focus, but, hey, it was a picture of Chizik!)

Friday, October 15, 2010

A Quick Note

So, incase you didn't know, Brian and I have had a crazy couple of weeks as I've experianced some bad luck in the health department.  On September 29th, I had two seizures during the night, was taken to the hospital, and admitted for a luxurious 2 night stay at the Lincoln Medical Center in Fayetteville and then 4 more wonderful nights in the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. 

To make a long story short, the doctors found a 2 centimeter diameter mass in my brain which is suspected to be a cyst (no tumor, no cancer, just a cyst).  At some point, the docs also found a blood clot on my lung (which helped to extend my stay in hotel Vanderbilt).  Basically, we don't know what caused either of these issues and I've been exceptionally lucky not to have shown the first symptom of either other than the initial 2 seizures. 

We have neurosurgery scheduled for November 5th to have the mass in my brain removed.  The doctors expect it to be a completely routine operation and for me to recover very quickly (back at work within a couple of weeks).  The hardest part for the moment is the waiting.  Fortunately, we are both back at work and trying hard to resume some semblance of a normal life for the next 3 weeks. 

Brian and I have been completely humbled throughout this experience by the outpouring of love, thoughts and prayer that we have recieved and are exceptionally greatful for the continued support of our friends family and community.  Please keep us in your prayers as we work our way through this ordeal.