Specialist #5 is THE neurosurgeon in L.A. Comes recommended by at least six very different people in our lives. He's at the hospital closest to where we live. And we also hear he hob nobs with the likes of Oprah and Denzel. Humph :)
He recommends surgery. He says they will have to leave a part of the tumor behind. It is dangerously close to an important vein. After she recovers from the surgery, they will then radiate what is left of the tumor. The other surgeons who advocated surgery recommended the same one-two punch.
Specialist #5 parades a team of about half a dozen people in to talk surgery and radiation and costs and timeline. For two hours. All of a sudden, this is very real. I break down. Then my mom does. Everyone is kind and patient and reassuring.
In addition to feeling real, suddenly everything feels clear. We like the surgeon. We like the Gamma specialist. We like their staff. We like the facilities.
At one point, I realize it's a month to the day that we found out about the tumor (or "the meatball" as my mom now calls it!) Feels like all roads have led to this. Feels like this is the right decision.
Have to work out insurance and timing but I think we are doing this. This is happening. Here we go...
Ann Taylor tank
Marc Jacobs skirt
Forever 21 bangle
Louis Vuitton earrings
Marc Jacobs Irina bag
Didn't sleep very well last night. Too anxious. So wasn't in the mood to be creative with the outfit today. Resorted to this go-to look.
Wore essentially the exact look back in February. The only difference today was that I tucked in the tank. Tried to wear the skirt a little higher. Make it more high waisted than it actually is, more on trend. But alas this is a tough look on me of the no-waist. Boo.
Reminded me of this flirty high-waisted Phillip Lim skirt that just tickled my fancy. Trying to get more into brocade. It's all over the runways this season, according to Couture Carrie
Jean Bean has loved it since college. She wears it with enviable panache. But I always fear it's too-TOO on me. With my skin tone and hips and hair and Guatemalaness. Maybe I'll start with a jacket...
Earlier this week, Jean Bean actually sent me a brocade skirt conundrum:
DKNY sent me this difficult skirt. Requires tights, balancing the volume, toning down the shine, etc. It has crazy volume, like people can probably see my ass ifI walk upstairs. That's why it needs tights, a long layer to hold it down,etc. I hate things that depend on other things to work.
I hear you, sista, on simplicity and verstaility. But I'll take Donna Karan sending me frocks to wear - no matter how difficult - any day :)