Brain Tumors Aint Cheap
The concern is that most (I kindof don’t want to say “all”) of these types of brain tumors start growing again. And if Tim’s did show signs of growth, then the common course is to treat it again with more chemo, alternative treatments and/or surgery.
It’s pretty wild and overwhelming to have this hanging over your head. I think it feels different for Tim than it does for me...but both of us still have/had a lot of mental & emotional processing to do.
Some days we really don’t think about it, and other days it really affects us. Some days I feel really fortunate that Tim’s tumor responded well to all of the treatments, and that we’re both here to live another day. Other days (especially before MRIs), we cry all day and are overwhelmed with anxiety.
But we are reminded to enjoy the little things, because life can be short. You also really never know what the future holds. We live very much in the present moment. We’ve also come away with a lot more gratitude and appreciation for our life, friends and family.
This has been an incredibly challenging year and a half, to say the least. There were moments where we both wanted to run away and hide (sometimes together, sometimes away from each other :). But we are so fortunate to have our loving, compassionate tribe ...of family, friends,
employees/instructors, doctors & nurses ...who have all helped us in many different ways! We've grown so much from this experience, and will no doubt continue to grow. When you're looking death in the face, I think that tends to happen.
There's always something to be thankful for each day...I can usually find at least 10 things.
Until the next MRI (which take place every 3 months!), Timmy needs more surf & less donuts ;) Doctor's orders! We can't thank everyone enough for all of the love, support, strength, generosity, compassion and heart-felt care ❤️
You two are an inspiration to me (and so many others I'm sure). I think of you often and your romantic love story. It gives me hope and reminds me beautiful things are everywhere we just have to be open to the possibilities. I send good vibes your way everyday. I'm so fortunate that I was able to have my first surf lesson with Tim. I love telling the story how he didn't have the keys to the board closet and I got to surf on his personal green board. I could hear Amy in the background saying "Are you sure?" and Tim said "She looks athletic I think it will be ok." It might sound silly but at 47 that made me feel pretty cool. Sending so much love to you guys!!
Great, no more radiation. Blessings of Love. You most likely found the lemon cure idea your mom sent out. Wishing you both a wonderful and miraculous year.
Yes, that seems to be some good news for the New Year and you all look like one happy family, and Daisy still steels my heart!!
So happy he's doing well! Much love to you both and hope you score some awesome waves in 2018!! :)
It was so fantastic to see both of you and meet you, Amy. No words can be said for the Love felt all around. Tim looks good despite the wt. loss. You are both so beautiful and radiate it. I appreciate those words of wisdom, Tim, and you are both in my daily prayers as is your families and friends. I was blessed by you as so many are,,,, Love and keep up with you dig...
That is such great news. Some of the posts I have seen lately make it look like life as usual, even though we all know its been a rough road, and we are so inspired by how you both have handled this. We are anxious to hear the good news after the 20th!! BTW, Graeme became a dad to a beautiful little girl on November 25th! Can you believe that!!!
Bless You Both. Has been a huge trial and you are both most amazing. Miracles do happen just as Tim coming into this world and into many hearts was a miracle... and Amy, such forbearance and strength right along with Tim. So sure all of this and that amazing group who has opened hearts of prayer along with pocketbooks, as they could, has been blessed by all the sharing, truth and trials. It is about the Universe and Tim and Amy and we are part of the perfect plan, tho, hard to understand. Some say, the chaos is the sprouting of angels wings as folks evolve to help grow and solve some worlds of trouble and I know you are part of every single one of ours growth into the trusting and awakening to the possibilities that are present if we grab and hang on for the ride... and yours is not easy or pretty, but we stand with you. I only hope that this has opened more hearts to love and health of heart and mind to prepare for the coming changes we shall all be part of. I know you two and those who cared are inspiring to all the rest of us. May Our Sweet and Eternal Divine and all the wonders of this world fill your day as yet, more trials to come. I know of your strength Timmy and Amy is so amazing with both of you standing firm in Love and Faith. So many blessings to you and all will be by you side as the effort continues... as there is no greater power than the 'True Love' that pours your way.... and more to come.
Every day is a gift and I am so happy that financial issues aren't going to be a worry! Focus on the blessings- God is amazing and Tim is proof again of the power of prayer! In our thoughts and prayers- Kristi & Peyton
Rick and I think of you both often and are so glad for this update. It is encouraging that Timmy is getting out and surfing and working with the camp. Being able to do what he loves is important. Sending good thoughts your way, as always.
Sending you lots of love Timmy. There is light at the end of this tunnel, believe me I know!