Michaela has been home for about a week now. She had her stitches removed Thursday and Dr Simpkins is pleased with how she is healing. He went over the results of her pathology report and the margins of the tumor were good in all but one area. There was a place where he could not go any deeper and the margins are unclear. This means that we don’t really know if he got everything or not at this point. He will now take her case before a tumor board (a panel of cancer experts) and get their recommendations. We should find out what they say in about 3 weeks.
In the meanwhile, Michaela’s outlook is positive and she is regaining strength every day. The meals that are being brought to the house are making a difficult time MUCH easier for Michaela and Peter. Michalea’s body is still sensitive to rich foods, spices, and dairy. Cooked vegetables and some poultry or fish without heavy spices are best. She is looking forward to a time when she can eat a greater variety of foods again, but is grateful to be able to eat anything at all.
I am gearing up for the fundraiser on September 3rd. This sweet event will take place at Sunswept Farm Conservancy, a magical cove tucked into the Western end of Madison County near Max Patch. It’s about an hour’s drive from Asheville and people are encouraged to carpool. Email gayle at yogaatyourplace.net (remove at and insert @) if you are interested in giving or receiving a ride.
There will be yoga classes all day long, kids activities, music, food, massages, and a silent auction. Please spread the word to anyone who you think might be interested.
We still need more massage therapists and other volunteers! Email ann at phoenixlanding.org to offer massages or other healing modalities or mganser1 at hotmail.com to volunteer in another capacity (remove at and insert @).
People have been asking how to contribute if they cannot attend the fundraiser. Donations for the silent auction are one way, contact ann at phoenixlanding.org to make arrangements. If you’d prefer to donate money, we now have several options:
- Mail a check. Email donate at michaela francoise.net and I will send you the address.
- Deposit money into Asheville Savings Bank account #023435284
- Use the link the the right or bottom of the page to donate via paypal.
If you are willing to be acknowledged for your donation, please email your name and address to donate at michaela francoise.net so that Michaela can send you a thank you card.
Deep gratitude for all your love and support.