Pre-op Hop . . .

16 Sep

So, my surgery is on September 27th. I will no longer be uni-boob. For those of you who are just joining this extravaganza . . . please see the “About Me . . . ” page above for a little back ground. And, thank you for subscribing to my blog, it makes me feel good to know people are reading . . . especially with this next surgery coming up and the knowledge that I will be down for the count again for a little while . . . my blog and facebook will be my world for a while after surgery 🙂

But, all is good and soon, soon, soon I will be back to my life!!!

A little over a year ago I had a bi-lateral mastectomy. And now, I am finally about to have the last major surgery to complete breast reconstructive surgery. It has been a long time coming and a lot of discomfort in between. I long for the day I can sleep on my side or stomach again . . . a few months from now maybe . . . woo-hoo!

I am walking in the Orange County Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure the day before my surgery. It should be a nice send off I think. I am so glad to be able to participate this year . . . this is my first year participating as a cancer survivor. In the past, I have run in my Aunt Anne’s memory. She died of breast cancer in 1994. I wish I could run it this year, but, that is not possible. Next year though.

If you are walking or running in the Orange County Race for the Cure and would like to join my team, please do, here is my link: (link disabled). Somewhere on my page you will see a “Join My Team” link. If you are already signed up for the race, I think you can easily join my team by clicking on that link.

I am with the Hope Wellness Center Team, #1336. Hope Wellness Center provides free support to cancer patients and their families. They are an amazing organization.

Well, today was a bit rough. Since the complications on my right side developed a few weeks ago, I have gone from being able to run a couple of miles, to having trouble driving and just getting around. I know that the surgery will fix a lot of this. But, in the mean time, my window for getting things done and being able to get out and about seems to have shrunk. I am in pain now pretty much most of the time. It is certainly not the worst pain I’ve had and in the scheme of things, it is really nothing.  Hate to whine about it, it is just difficult to use my right arm right now. So, I’m not getting a lot of work done right now. My plans of getting things done around my place, prepping for surgery and recovery by making some food to freeze. grocery shopping, etc. and just day to day things one has to do . . . all foiled.

My big outing today was to drive to lunch (I wasn’t up to cooking anything) and then a stop at the post office. I came back wiped out . . . after having driven about two and a half miles. It is so weird to go from feeling fine to feeling a bit crippled (okay, that is a bit dramatic I guess, but, seriously, trying to cook right now is totally unrealistic . . . unless it is microwaveable). I know it will get better.

I just have stuff to do and I can’t seem to do it. It is frustrating. But, this next surgery will fix this problem. It is just temporary. And, who knows, maybe with some rest in the next few days, I will feel better.

The surgery date is really coming up on me quick. I still need to arrange for care takers while I recuperate, food to be brought in . . . all of that stuff. There is a lot to do. I hope to make some headway on this over the weekend.

Well, keep the prayers and positive vibes coming my way. I greatly appreciate it. And, thank you to those of you who have joined my team. It really helps the cause.

Much love,

Lisa

2 Responses to “Pre-op Hop . . .”

  1. Sandy September 16, 2010 at 9:13 PM #

    Hey, Lisa,

    I’m going to be out of touch at the racetrack this weekend, but feel free to schedule me for a post-op care-taking shift as needed.

    Love,
    Sandy

  2. cancerfree2b September 16, 2010 at 9:25 PM #

    Awe, thank you Sandy!

    Some of my friends who are doing the race for the cure have decided to all get matching hats . . . the hats are pink (naturally) and the price is either $4.88 or $5.22 (depending upon which hat they decide to go with). My friend Tiffany is going to order the hats and then people will reimburse her on race day. Do you want me to order one for you? It is not a requirement AT ALL, I just wanted you to know so you could if you wanted to 🙂

    I think they are going with a camo hat (military pattern, with pink and grey). I liked that idea because it kinda works in with my whole cancer warrior thing and those of you who have been in the trenches with me, helping me fight 🙂 Just an idea.

    Anyway, let me know if you want one and I will get it for you.

    Love you,
    Lisa

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