Surgery . . .

25 Apr

Well, it has been quite a weekend . . . such good news. Now I plan for the next step – reconstructive surgery in just two weeks and a couple of days, so much to do. But, being able to go forward with the surgery with clear scans is such an incredible relief!

So, I have two major goals right now – 1) do everything to keep the cancer at bay, and 2) get ready for surgery. There is so much else to do – like figure out how I am going to start making an income again, I have to catch up on so many things, getting a book done and getting another one updated (I just found out that the law school that is using my books as a text book for one of their elective classes has just made the course mandatory – so, every student will have to take the course, and consequently, will need to buy my book. This is good, but, I need to update the soon) the list of things that I need to do is just really long. So much has had to be on the back burner for more than a year now and things are just seemingly out of control.

But, I have to focus on getting completely well and that will require that I take on each thing in due time. And, in the meantime, stay focused on getting through this next surgery, keeping the cancer away and gearing up for the next surgery (I have two reconstructive surgeries in front of me . . . no pun intended :))

The first surgery is in a couple of weeks and the second might be as soon as July, or could be August or September, I am not sure yet. There will probably be another surgery after that, but it is minor and will be done probably as an outpatient.

Well, I think I am still numb about all of this. The waiting for results this past week was so hard.

I played bass and sang Saturday with my blues group and with my Dad. I will post some pictures soon.

It was a lot of fun, but, I am really beat right now, so tired, so sore from playing . . . but, it was worth it.

Thank you to everyone for your prayers, I greatly appreciate it.

Much love,

Lisa

2 Responses to “Surgery . . .”

  1. Sandy Gougis April 26, 2010 at 10:43 AM #

    Hey, Lisa,

    I hadn’t realized how many people I had praying for you who don’t even know you, until I started letting them about your scan results. 🙂 (Don’t worry: they’re still praying!) The point is, there’s been a lot of joy spread in the last few days.

    You’ve told me there are support groups for cancer survivors. Maybe some folks there have experience with getting back to work – and the rest of your life – after your treatments are over.

    Love,
    Sandy

  2. cancerfree2b April 28, 2010 at 11:41 AM #

    Sandy,

    Thank you so very much for creating such an extended prayer network. And, yes, please keep it going. I need clear scans every year – especially need prayers for that as I am no longer in treatment and do not have the protection of Herceptin. Obviously, the hope is that the year of Herceptin will have done the job and my scans will always remain clear. That is the plan, anyway 🙂

    Thank you again for all of your love and support and transportation to and from treatments and for your friendship!

    Much love,
    Lisa

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