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10.5 Hour Work-Day

By Scot Pollok on

5:15PM Wednesday - Today was a very long and very hard day, but my girl is a warrior. Right now, we are finally back at the hotel and she is lying in bed. She's got her favorite drinker of iced water next to her and she's trying to relax. Lots of emotions are coming.  At 3:20PM I was...

Tuesday COVID Test

By Scot Pollok on

9:57AM Tuesday - Just got back to the room from Liza's third COVID test since May. She'll have one more on Monday next week. Originally, we assumed that she would have the test yesterday, Monday, because it is supposed to be done 48 hours before her procedure - in this case the DSM test that...

Some Big Changes and Updates

By Scot Pollok on

11:37AM Tuesday - Just got off the phone with the scheduler we've been talking about so much. Her name is Lauren and she's been a blessing to us because she seems to be very compassionate and considerate. I opened an email about an hour ago from her that said they were able to move Liza's "fix"...

First Full day in CA

By Scot Pollok on

Getting to gather with hundreds of our church family yesterday morning was a great blessing to me (Scot). It was joyful and I could sense the presence of God in an unusual way. I was refreshing to have a morning schedule that is more typical to the past - 2 services with some adult communities...

Heavy Anticipation

By Scot Pollok on

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble (or tight places). Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change and the though the mountains slip into the heart of the sea: though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains quake with swelling pride. The LORD...

Major Answered Prayer

By Scot Pollok on

We have a date in mid-August!  I received a call yesterday afternoon from Cedars Sinai - the helpful scheduling lady - and learned that she seems to have been really working on this case for us. She had a few cancellations that created space for Liza to do the DSM test (see previous post...

Still waiting for a schedule...

By Scot Pollok on

Everyday last week we had some form of communication with the scheduler at Cedars Sinai - a phone call or email. She is still trying to get us in sooner than September 23. There seem to be two problems, and I mention them for the purpose of specific prayer.  First, although we've never had...

Stage 2 back in CA...but when?

By Scot Pollok on

Okay. So last week, I was away from my family speaking at a family camp that my family usually attends with me. But I ran solo this time and Liza stayed at home, flat and mostly in bed. The kids had some friends over and tried to recreate the camp vibe at our address. In the middle of last week...

First Post-2nd-Blood Patch Infusion and Potential Futures

By Scot Pollok on

The awkwardness of the post title above well reflects the difficulty of returning from such a hard - in many ways traumatic - week for Liza, straight back into a normal pain management infusion, as if nothing intervening had been done. The funny part of Monday was that our infusion-tech-friend...

Home Now on a Short Day

By Scot Pollok on

We are home and settled in. We left the hotel at almost exactly noon. A quick stop for coffee and then off to the airport, a quick 30 minute drive. It was tricky last time finding the right entrance at the small airport we flew out of, and it was equally tricky today. Just bad planning on my...

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