Surgery Morning: December 14, 2018

I’ve received so many calls and texts today. I am sorry if I have not responded to them all or ignored you. I’m getting updates by phone call and need to have my phone handy! It’s been a long day — 13 hours so far — that has not yet ended. I’m only awake due to adrenaline and anxiety. The …

Day Before Surgery: December 13 Update

Nerves. Nerves have kept us up at night the latter part of the week. We are nervous, we are excited, we are terrified. But most of all, we are thankful. We are thankful for the continued thoughts and prayers you have sent our way. The abundance of support from our family in town and friends near and far — whether …

December 6 Update

Matt wanted me to let everyone who is following know that the “big dance” is next Friday, December 14. As we mentally prepare ourselves for the 16 hour surgery, the recovery, and the big changes that are likely; I reflect on the terrible — yet amazing — week this has been. I went back and forth between shock, denial and …

December 4 Update

Matt Update: He had his consultation with the surgeons today, and I will say meeting the surgeons here has cut down our anxiety some. They are extremely confident, which gives us the confidence in them. They’ll be performing a craniotomy — about a 4 inch diameter of his skull will be removed for access to the tumor. It’s a day …

December 1 Update

I know many are anxious and wanting an update on Matt. Some of symptoms became worse yesterday and the neurosurgery team in Iowa City was called — he was sent by ambulance to Iowa City and met with the surgeons. There was a lot of back and forth discussion, as we met with countless doctors due to the complexity of …

Let’s Get Started

I gave a brief overview about us in our About page. In case you haven’t been, or don’t want to click over, I’ll give you a recap below. We are Leng, Matt, Logan, Quentin (Q) and Oliver. I bought this domain after our first big trip across the world to New Zealand the summer of 2017 as a way to …