I was on the golf course today participating in the YMCA golf outing with three of my fellow co-workers from Marshfield Clinic. (Notice I say participating and not golfing because my game today was almost not worthy of being called golfing!) Anyway, about 3:00 p.m. my phone rang and I saw that it was Lonnie and Ginger's number. I answered and Ginger started making small talk with me. Then she said..."hang on a minute". I had a feeling she was getting Lonnie. Sure enough...Lonnie came on the phone. He said, "Jill?? Madison said they don't see a reason why we can't move forward!" Or at least that is what I THINK he said! We were both laughing and overwhelmed by emotion! Chris had called from UW just a few minutes earlier and said that the committee had reviewed our case and they don't see any problem with scheduling an evaluation. Apparently they are not as concerned about the medical issues that had shot down the deal with Froedtert. It was so exciting and thrilling! When I got home tonight I had an e-mail from Chris telling me basically the same thing that she told Lonnie. After I calmed down my golf game even started improving!
So what happens next? Well, UW would like to repeat the evaluations that Froedtert did. Sure it will be a lot of the same testing, but we don't care. As long as they are willing to do it, we are willing to go through it! We should know in the next few days when the evaluations will be scheduled. If they cannot get them on the same day, I will likely still go down with Lonnie and Ginger so we all hear the same information. Plus I want to share in the excitement of the day!
I want to say a big thank you to each and every one of you who have been praying for us and thinking of us through this whole process. You will probably never know just how much it means to us. We all feel so loved!!