Thursday, November 4, 2010

Miracles are Happening!

It's a glorious day for a liberation!!! Wooohhooo!!!!!!!!! My sister Andrea (and my sister Brynn, her husband, our dad, and I) went into Utah Valley Regional Medical Center this morning for Andrea's venogram. Ready for the incredible news?! BOTH her left and right jugular veins were 75% closed!!! The dr. opened them up beautifully with a balloon angioplasty. Amazing that she was only diagnosed a month and a half ago and both of her jugular veins were stenosed! The dr. said he thinks they've been closed for years because the narrowed areas had a lot of built up scar tissue around them. Anways, she's doing well, still groggy from the meds they gave her, but resting comfortably at home. I can't wait to see what a difference it will make for her. We were so elated when they came in and told us the wonderful news.
Also, as if that wasn't enough excitement, when we arrived at the hospital and they took us back to our room, there was Lynda who had just come out of her second surgery! 2 veins near her legs were closed, one on the left and one on the right, and the dr. was able to open them successfully. She said she could already feel more warmth in her legs and could stand on her tippy toes like a champion! Pretty amazing.
I can't wait to see how both of these amazing women continue to progress. It has been such an exciting and emotional day. I'll keep you all posted!
Humbled and Grateful,
PS, Andrea's gonna kill me for posting that picture:) You know I love you sis.


  1. Hooray! That is just incredible news. Congrats, Andrea!

  2. Wow! Toby your story and theirs are so inspiring. I wish you could go on television and share your stories so that more people can get the help they need. I'm so thankful to hear miracles truly happen. Congrats to your family!!!!

  3. ann looks beautiful and i'm so happy to hear all of this. how amazing. love you both and can't wait for callie and marcia's turn.

  4. That is so cool. It is great they are doing them here now!!!!

  5. That's amazing! I'm so happy :-) And Andrea looks amazing in her picture.

  6. I Love you so much! Both of you. So happy you lead the way for all our MS ladies Toby. Your bravery made it all possible. Truly grateful that you both and your auntie are on your way to a normal life.