Wednesday . . .

14 Sep

In twelve days I will have surgery at Cedars Sinai. There is much to do, the usual pre-op hop that I get to do. I am hoping that this recovery will be quicker than previous recoveries. I just found out great news, the surgery is expected to take 2 to 3 hours . . . the last one took nearly 9 hours! So, I am very please to hear that my new surgeon is able to do the procedure in less time. I think that would have to lead to an easier recovery . . . I hope.

Today was busy. I had medical stuff to take care of and other things to tie up before surgery. Tomorrow is more of the same. I have had a good week. I am very anxious to get this surgery done. I am pretty uncomfortable and am really looking forward to getting the expander out and the skin that needs to be replaced, replaced. It is so uncomfortable.

I have had a headache for a week now, pretty much all day, everyday. I hope it goes away soon. If it doesn’t then my oncologist will make me go get a CT scan . . . ugh. I don’t want that to be necessary. I am thinking that the headache is from stress and lack of sleep and the Tamoxifen that I am taking, or maybe the fact that I started drinking coffee again (caffeine)?

It is the lot of cancer patients and survivors to worry about every ache. Sometimes I get that way and sometimes I don’t . . . sometimes it is almost like I haven’t had cancer . . . I look forward to more of those days.

Please keep up the prayers and positive vibes.

Love and peace,

Lisa

2 Responses to “Wednesday . . .”

  1. Shelly Haas September 15, 2010 at 5:17 AM #

    Love and prayers for your physician’s discernment and your recovery Lisa. Find new ways yo be good to your self that strengthen you physically and emotionally as part of your ‘pre-op hop’.
    XO~SOH

  2. cancerfree2b September 15, 2010 at 9:06 AM #

    Hi Shelly,

    Thank you so much, I really appreciate your prayers and your message.

    I sounded like a baby yesterday (or, I guess it was actually this morning, now that I think about it) 🙂

    I went running yesterday and that was kinda foolish as it just made things a bit worse for me. But, all will be well and I am so very excited to have the surgeon that I have . . . I feel very, very lucky.

    I hope you have a great day!

    Much love to you,
    Lisa

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