Awh….to think that right now I would be missing one quarter of my jaw, five teeth and some hip bone. Noooo!! I’m a Latina, I need my hipbone to shake it! LOL…
Like Shakira says, my hips don’t lie…and I’m glad they’re intact. As many of you know, I was diagnosed with an ameloblastoma a rare type of tumor in my jaw bone (yes, the bone! which takes 8 years to rebuild itself) and the only treatment available was to remove my jaw bone, then fill in with my hip bone and do three reconstructive surgeries at a nice price point of over $100,000….nine months out of the game…and I’m a speaker – can you imagine me not being able to talk? I can’t 🙂
So…during my journey I stomped (God helped a lot 🙂 into an amazing new treatment. I just finished all my blood tests as well as a bone density test and I’m in the last round of treatment so should have more information in about fourteen days.
The waiting game….oh the waiting game! It’s taught me so many lessons: To enjoy my journey. To thank God for the blessings in my life. That I have the most incredible husband Dave Ulloa. That God wanted me to be more present and not rush through life. That God wanted me to find some gifts, lessons and learnings along the way. That I was meant to help a lot of people who are going through painful times.
I am so thankful for this challenge I have had in my life. And I am so thankful to all of those who have helped me through the journey: prayers have created miracles in my life. I will update you soon on how it is that I found this treatment and the amazing people that have been by my side through the tough times.
Lots of love and gratitude…and more news along the horizon soon!