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We’re here! November 15, 2011

Filed under: stargardts,Travel,Uncategorized — cdnpearly @ 7:54 pm
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We arrived in Charleston.
A disappointing start to our adventure–the ickiest of hotels (think stale smoke in a non-smoking room; oily mysterious substance (salad dressing?) on the bedside table; mouldy shower curtain; hole punched in bathroom door…I could go on). The sad thing was that 95% of guests recommended it! Oh, and our luggage was lost! Welcome to West Virginia!
Moving on…we toured the capital building (because that is what I do when I visit a capital).

It was the inauguration of the new governor so we couldn’t see as much as we would have liked.
Then we headed out to the country…we took back roads through some beautiful areas

We arrived at our destination and found a great hotel (a taxing experience for sure…small town West Virginia doesn’t offer a huge selection of hotels.)
Treatment started Monday. A thorough assessment indicated significant vision loss (which we were aware of) and then right into acupuncture. Meg elected to start with laser. Apparently this technique isn’t quite as effective as needles, but it’s a good gradient. Tuesday we transitioned into full needles. We are 10 treatments in

And a couple of barbie dolls in (who says bribery doesn’t help overcome pain?) Seriously though, it was a tough transition for Meg. The needles sting at the moment of insertion. The doctor tried them on me so I could have first hand understating of the process. Thank you to all our supporters who cheered us on from afar. It made a difference.

The other patients benefiting from this treatment are also amazingly supportive of Meg. Traveling from as far away as New Zealand, many are enjoying positive results.
Meg announced

this is working mom! I can read your cell phone now…

Two days ago she couldn’t decipher the caller id! So for now we are hopeful.

Back at it tomorrow…



4 Responses to “We’re here!”

  1. Fantastic start, praying for meg, and you guys. We are all on “pins and needles” (ha ha) awaiting further updates.Love and hugs to all.

    Uncle Jake.

  2. Ellen Says:

    That is great news. We are thinking about all of you each day and hoping for the best.


  3. Beth Ann Says:

    I had to go back and read your previous post to figure out what was going on with your sweet daughter. I am so sorry that she, and the rest of you, are going through this but very happy that you got linked up with a clinic that could make a huge difference. I totally understand the West Virginia comments. šŸ™‚ I am sure you will meet many colorful people along the way –makes for good writing material. Please know that you guys are in my thoughts and prayers during this time of treatment for Meg.

  4. Melissa Says:

    so glad you found a happier place to stay! And even more glad that there already seems to be some positive news. We’re keeping you close in our thoughts. Great job Meg (and Mom)!

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