Saturday, July 23, 2011

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Ok. Everything boils down to...the surgery went good, I feel bad, and it looks ugly! :) Maybe that is not using correct grammar, but that is my situation in a nutshell. I am elated to have my surgeries behind me, and grateful that all went well. Depending on the day and the hour, I am tired, sore, sick at my stomach, get the picture. My body is cut, bruised, and covered in bandage tape that has to be replaced every two days. I have drainage tubes coming out of my body that have to be drained twice a day. I have to wear a restrictive bandage around my chest and abdomen that is not the most comfortable thing to wear. The pain meds make me sick, I am on antibiotics, and I have to give myself a shot of blood thinner in my leg every day for 10 days. I going on day 5 and still have the bruises from the first 4! Like I's not pretty!

My husband and kids have been such great troopers, trying to take on everything while I am laid up. Not sure exactly how long the recovery process takes, but I have been told a couple of weeks. Just in time for school to start back. I really can't wait to feel "good" again! My sisters went in together and bought me some beautiful flowers, a Starbuck's gift card, and a huge piece of chocolate-covered cheesecake with snicker sprinkles on top! It is so great to feel so loved by people who know you so well!!

And so I rest, because I must, willing my body to heal quickly. Thank you for all the prayers and the small acts of kindness you have shown to me and my family during this very long year and 1/2 journey through breast cancer.


Leveta said...

I have not posted before but wanted you to know that I have been praying for you and thinking of you since the very beginning of your journey through breast cancer.
I am a Dillon mom also.I have Sam 15 and Kaitrin 12 both from India through Dillon and a bio son Chad who is 18.My husband is a pastor of a small church and I work for headstart.I am continuing to pray for you and so glad that you have your family and friends who live near by to be a blessing to you.Praying for your husband and children too.

Family of 5 said...

Candice so glad all went well,I have been thinking and praying for you! Hang in there it's almost over!! Such prety flowers,so great that you have some loving sisters and family:) Gidget from KY.

Anonymous said...

Hello Candice,

I'm so glad you posted -- I've been wondering how you are doing. You are still managing to be funny, despite your pain . . . your opening line is very humorous. :o) Know that I will pray for your healing!

Sorry to ask anything of you at this time, but could you please e-mail me when you get the chance? My computer ate your e-mail address, and I'd love to stay in touch a little bit more. Mine is


P.S. sorry for commenting anonymously, but my computer also doesn't like my google account right now!

Julie & Patrick said...

Finally the end of this long road for you! Glad it is over and that soon you will be back on your feet with a calendar free of these sorts of appointments.

All the best,

Anonymous said...

beautiful flowers tho i definitely needed to arrange them better! : ) i love you sooo much sis! i'm thankful that you are cancer free and that you are done with all the surgeries!! i pray you never have to go through any of this again!!

love you sis!!