Ready, set, go . . .

6 Aug

Thank you to everyone for your support, prayers, love, assistance, phone calls, cards, movie loans, grocery shopping, rides to doctor appointments and chemo and visits – I could not have come this far without you all. I am so grateful.

Well, it looks like I have been cleared for surgery. Apparently it is believed that my cold is an allergy. I don’t know how they tell these things. But, if they say I am okay to go forward with surgery then I guess I am. I feel alright now, it is in the mornings that I seem to have a sore throat and feel under the weather.  I am still waiting to hear how my blood work was, but I presume that is pretty decent since my blood work from two weeks ago was pretty good. It should only have improved since then.

Still, I look forward to hearing the results just for my own peace of mind.

I am not incredibly anxious about tomorrow. I mean, what can I do really? I have taken the best care of myself that I know how to do. I feel good about that. I have tried to be pro-active (if not a complete pain in the ass) and to simply be my own advocate. There have been some real struggles from which I have learned a great deal. But, now I just have to focus on getting well, recovering from surgery and moving on to the next step of my recovery.

I still need to pack a bag. And I still need to take care of some things here at my house. But, it will all come together I am sure.

I have movies here and more coming and books to read as well. So I think that is covered too.

I plan on having someone write on my blog to let everyone know how I am doing after surgery.

Well, I will try to write one more post before surgery tomorrow if I can.

Please keep me in your prayers.

4 Responses to “Ready, set, go . . .”

  1. Marv August 6, 2009 at 7:33 PM #

    Good luck Lisa. You know you are in everyone’s prayers.

    I thought I would give you, and anyone else who is following your adventyure, an update on how Molly is doing on her vacation. After one day, I think she is resigned to the fact that we are going to be stuck stuck together for a while. She keeps walking all over the apartment looking in every nook and corner and in every box and bag looking for something. I finally decided that she is looking for you. So here’s to a speedy recuperation.

    She got into a argument with one of the little rat-like dogs next ddor. I guess they don’t like each other. You know I took her to her docor to see what was goinjg on with her licking at her leg consantly. While we were waiting, she met a dog that she liked. Before I realized it was there and could pull Molly away, the two of them were “shaking hands” the way dogs do and kissing (Eskimo style). She didn’t like a bull dog that came in later. And she didn’t like a big white dog that came in when we were leaving. But all in all, she has been very good, doing the three things she does best – pee, poop and sleep.

    BTW, I got the scoop on Molly’s doctor, and I am sorry to say, Sandy, that you are stuck with Michael.

  2. Sandy August 6, 2009 at 10:00 PM #

    Lisa – Good luck tomorrow! I’m praying for you.

    Marv – Oh, darn. 😉

  3. Carmella August 6, 2009 at 10:43 PM #

    Wishing you the best for tomorrow.. praying and thinking
    about you…. Great idea to have someone keep us posted on how WELL things went with your surgury… Carmella

  4. whitney August 6, 2009 at 11:49 PM #

    I saw you five days ago, Lisa,and you were beautiful, funny, gifted and strong. I believe these qualities are good for your immune system. Well, maybe the beauty is an externalization of your inner strength, or maybe your beauty is just good for the immune system of the rest of us! I know that I feel better when I see your big smile. Anyways, humor, strength and artistic expression are certainly good for your body. Me and the boys are thinking of you and wishing you the speediest of recoveries. Whitney and the boys

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