Monday, August 15, 2011

Week 4...No More!

Today I am 4 weeks out from my last surgery! There are a few things that I am celebrating...
  • No more stinky antibiotic!
  • No more drains!
  • No more giving myself shots in my legs!
  • No more ripping tape off my incisions!
  • No more surgeries!
I can drive again! I can get out of bed without help! I can sleep on my side! It's the small things that make me happy! :) So what happens now? Basically, I'm done! I have a couple of small cosmetic procedures that will be done over the next couple of months to finish out the reconstructive surgery part of my treatment. Hopefully these will be completed by Christmas. I will continue doing check-ups with my breast surgeon, my oncologist, and my plastic surgeon. I think this will probably go on for a couple of years...maybe till I reach 5 years cancer free!

It has been a long year and a half! We have put so much in our life on hold during this time. This sudden change of focus in your life is not something you can ever prepare for. But, we are grateful for so much and I believe we will come out on the other side stronger than before and with our priorities more in line with where they should be. And, as far as my cancer journey, that leaves me counting down the months till my "2 years cancer free," mark in January!


Leveta said...

You have been in my prayers all through your journey and have been such a testimony to me of staying focused on the Lord and his protection. So glad you are finished with the procedures and I am praying for continued good healing and to get some much needed rest.

Julie & Patrick said...

All I can think of to say is
Glad that the surgery portion of the journey is over, Over, OVER!


Anonymous said...

Hope you're planning a big party for January . . . but it looks like you're finding plenty of reasons to celebrate every day, right now! :o) So glad to hear there's more "normal" to your days now!
With love,

Pam said...

I've been meaning to call you..but days are crazy and I always end up collapsing on the bed instead of calling people. hahaha! So glad to hear you are done with your surgery! Many prayers going up for your 2 year mark! hugs! (And I would LOVE to see you again...sad taht I haven't made it back down there. lol)