Talia Kovac's Journal
Has it really been that long?
Written Feb 11, 2013 12:44pmI can't believe it's been almost over a year since I've last updated. I apologize for the lack of updates.Talia is doing amazing. She had her last MRI in August 2012 and it showed No Evidence of Disease. Her next MRI is in the process of being scheduled as well as the other yearly testings that need to be done. I expect nothing but continued good news for Lil' Miss Miracle.I will no longer be updating this site after today. If you would like to keep following Talia please "friend" me on Facebook. You can find me under Nicole Linnan OR by my email email@example.comThank you all for all your support, love and prayers throughout the years...I'm truly blessed for the people whom I have crossed paths with while going through this chapter of Talia's life story.
It's that time again...
Written Mar 19, 2012 3:25pmFirst off I want to apologize for the lack of updates, as most of you all know there has been alot of changes in our lives and that's derailed me from writing.Talia is doing amazing. Her last scan in November showed no evidence of disease. She is striving at school and loves it! The biggest change in the last year is her verbal and social skills have improved dramatically. She has just blossomed into a little social butterfly and I love seeing it when I pick her up from school.She's still fiesty as ever and continues to boss us all around. I wouldn't have it any other way, I know that side of her got her through some of the toughest treatments.Talia is up for her MRI this Friday, March 23rd at 9am. I'm confident it will continue to show that she is in remission but I'm human and my thoughts do wander where they shouldn't. I will post the results as soon as I hear them.Thank you all for your support....
The millionth clinic visit.....
Written Jun 29, 2011 8:00amYesterday Talia had her millionth clinic visit, no not really but at times it seems that way. In the morning for reasons that will never quite be clear to me, I found myself realizing that you can't have expectations of anyone else cause if you do you only set yourself up for disappointment. People are quite different from one another and what one person thinks is important the other may fail to see it as anything at all. So, with that said, I will get back to why you all are really reading this...for an update on my Little Miss Miracle.The anticipation of the appointment and what it brings always swirls in your head for hours before. It's not only the actual appointment but having to go back to a place that was home for so long but at times felt like jail. I had been already told that her MRI was clear but theres always room for error and the possibility of hearing.."well, after we looked closer we see this tiny little spot and we need to watch it.." Thankfully, that wasn't the case. The MRI was clear as day. No maybes, no questions, NO CANCER.When we enter clinic there is always that certain smell of the hospital that brings flashes of various memories back to the front of my mind. Some so clear that I for a second have to remember that Talia is okay and we aren't going to be admitted to the hospital which is probably something that I will always carry with me. The fear of possibilities.On this particular day we were honored to have with us one of my best friends and her daughter. I was at peace with them by our side and it felt good to let someone into the bubble that I created while Talia was treatment. I went into tour mode and found comfort in sharing a part of our life with her.Once in the room, the amazing people who had been a part in saving Talia's life starting filing in. Dr. Amy bounced in with a gleam in her eye as she observed Talia. Dr. Shafron slowly followed and as always I found myself admiring them for always having hope and always there fighting along my side. Talia hid behind her friend but slowly started to come out and allow them to see how far she has come. She was giggling with Kelsey and found comfort and having her friend with her. I hadn't ever seen her at such ease. We reviewed how she was doing, saw the scan and relished in the fact that she's almost 2 years out from treatment and laughed. You don't find many rooms in clinic filled with laughter but today it happened and I ingrained that moment in my brain and will never let go of it.Talia's next MRI is set for the end of August, then she will go every 4 months. Once she is clean for 5 years she will be considered cured in the medical world. She will have her labs drawn then to check and make sure her endocrine systems hasn't been effected by the drugs. So far, she shows no signs of damage to any of her internal organs.Dr. Amy jokes cause she will be following Talia for the rest of her life...We will never get rid of her but I couldn't imagine life without seeing her. She's my "Rudy". She never gave up. I will be eternally grateful for that.Thank you for checking on my Little miss Sunshine and I'm blessed to have each and everyone of you in my life.....Nicole