Friday . . .

14 May

I saw my surgeon yesterday. She confirmed what will be happening on Monday. I will still have the reconstructive surgery on my left side. But, now will have the expander on the right side replaced. That means surgery on both sides. It is too bad that the expander did not last and ruptured. But, I am grateful that at least if it had to happen, it happened in time to have it dealt with in the same surgery on Monday. If it had ruptured a few weeks later, then I would have had to go in for another surgery just to take out the ruptured expander and put in a new one.

I was really glad that this surgery I would only have one side of my body involved – and so, only one arm limited post-op. But, now, since it involves both sides, it will mean both arms are affected like last time. That means no moving either arm for a bit and then just the recovery that is needed is needed for both. Bummer. I was looking forward to being able to do things for myself. Aaargh.

Still, I have to think that the recovery from this surgery is going to be much better, faster, easier, etc. than the last surgery. The last surgery was on the heals of chemotherapy which really had me dragging. I know I am much stronger now than I was back then.

Today I am trying to take care of everything that I can, phone calls, bills to pay, grocery shopping to do, cooking, cleaning and dealing with my idiotic landlord. It is pretty hard to do stuff right now as there is some significant pain from the broken expander. So, I am working at half speed . . . if that 🙂

I still do not have caretakers lined up – but, I hope to get that taken care of soon.

My brother Paul is going to drive me to the hospital on Monday – so grateful for that – as I have to be there at 5:00 am.

Well, wish me luck with everything and please continue to say prayers for me.

Love and peace,


3 Responses to “Friday . . .”

  1. Sandy May 14, 2010 at 1:42 PM #


    I have good news and bad news: bad for me, potentially good for you. The news is that the class I was scheduled to start teaching on Monday has been canceled due to insufficient enrollment. This means that I can stay with you if you have a caretaker slot that needs filling. Michael is on board with this, too. We’ll be at the racetrack this weekend, which means no internet or cell reception until Sunday night. But you can schedule me even without talking to me first. Just let me know when to show up and what to do. 🙂

    All my love,

  2. cancerfree2b May 17, 2010 at 12:36 AM #


    Thank you!!! Thank you for calling Friday. It was great to touch base. And, as you know, I will be taking you up on your offer. I think Thursday or Friday? But, it depends up on my release date from the hospital (which I believe will be on Wednesday).

    My parents will be staying with me the night after I am released from the hospital and the next day. So, we can touch base by phone then or sooner.

    Could I be more vague? Sorry.

    Let’s plan on Thursday evening or Friday mid-day (depending upon how my parents are doing) if that is okay with you.

    Thank you so much!



  3. cancerfree2b May 17, 2010 at 12:40 AM #


    When I said “let’s plan on Thursday evening or Friday mid-day”, I meant that as a time for you to come and stay with me. If that is okay.

    Again, it depends a bit on which day I am released from the hospital. Right now, that is likely to be on Wednesday.

    I will be in touch, or feel free to call my cell. Also, my Mom or my brother will have my cell phone during the day tomorrow. So, if you wanted to reach them, feel free. I can’t guarantee that they will be able to answer, but, I have told them to go ahead and answer.

    Well, I better get to bed.

    Thank you again!


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