Gwen had another eye check up with the ocular oncologist on Tuesday. The tumor in her eye is still getting smaller, but the change wasn’t as drastically different at this check up. The doctor was happy, but Gwen was disappointed with this because, of course, she wants this tumor completely gone! Her co-worker had to break it down for her in a way Gwen would understand; exponential decay! The rate of the tumor’s decay is likely constant, however you will see less of a decrease in size over time.
Makes sense, but disappointing to her nonetheless.
The following evening, Gwen and I attended a local Moms Night Out event. It was a lovely evening of apps and mingling with people we don’t know.
The lights dimmed partway through the event to help create some ambiance. Apparently, Gwen’s eye tumor doesn’t like ambiance. This is not something I knew. When people move in low lighting, Gwen sees a trail behind them. She has shared this with the doctor just not her sister who is equal, if not greater, in importance to him, but whatever.
Anyway, when the event began, we got raffle tickets for several giveaways that were happening throughout the evening. Gwen’s ticket was 10, which happens to be her lucky number as this was her number when she played basketball back in high school. So when it came down to the final raffle giveaway of the night, the biggest prize basket of all, naturally her number was called! As my husband said, “We need to get her to Vegas!”
Things certainly have been looking up for her lately. Thanks be to God, all of our friends, family, and friends of friends and family!