Bend, don’t break . . . at least I hope . . .

16 Aug

The expansion today went well in the sense that my surgeon was able to do the expansion. However, I am in a lot of pain. It is pretty rough. And, it stinks living alone during these times. It is hard getting up stairs, can’t cook or make myself any dinner and well, just feeling pretty bad overall. I know it will get better . . . and hopefully soon. But, in the mean time the pain is quite significant, it is hard to breathe as there is so much pressure on my chest.

Anyway, I don’t really want to whine about it, it just is what it is, and right now it stinks. I’ve taken the pain meds I have been told to take and the valium (to help with the muscle spasms that go along with this stuff) but, so far, no real relief.

My surgeon told me about the risks of today’s expansion and future expansions. She’s a funny one . . . I really like her, don’t get me wrong, but, she always saves the best for last I guess . . . ha, ha . . . what I mean is that she always tells me things kind of as we go along (not two months ago, but the day of, in fact after the procedure today – that is when she told me what could happen tonight or in the coming weeks). It is a little frustrating at times because it means that I can’t really plan. But, fortunately my friends and family are flexible, so I have help.

It just would have been nice to know a little earlier today what was going on. So, not supposed to be alone tonight in case there are any issues and I need to get in to see her (can’t go to an emergency room over potential complications with this – unless she meets me there – as regular ER docs would not know what to do). So, she told me to call her if anything happens and she would meet me.

I don’t feel like getting into detail about what the potential complications could be, too much right now to even think about. So, forgive me, I am going to be vague here . . . at least for now.

I can’t drive right now, that is out of the question. Although, if all goes well, tomorrow I should be past this little bump (no pun intended . . . especially since it is NOT a little bump) in the road and back to getting around. Pretty painful right now though.

Well, say some prayers for me that everything works out.

Much love,


2 Responses to “Bend, don’t break . . . at least I hope . . .”

  1. Jennifer August 17, 2010 at 7:19 AM #

    LOVE the new look!

    • cancerfree2b August 17, 2010 at 7:27 AM #

      Hi Jennifer,

      Thank you. I decided it was time for a bit of a change. This last expansion is keeping me a down a bit. Hoping for improvement today, aargh. Anyway, I was bored, obviously . . . 🙂

      Look forward to seeing you soon!


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