Well, Monday did finally come. It was a long weekend without complete information. Laura and I had it planned to be quiet, since I am really not even healed from surgery #1 and we had lots of time to talk, cry, question, consider and read to each other.
The calls started early and I am now scheduled for the next steps of this journey.
Tuesday, late morning I will have a PET/CT scan. Tuesday evening, I’ll be serving up some radioactive quiche if anyone wants to come over! Laura can’t be with me for this one because I am considered radioactive once the tracer is injected, however, they will send me right home afterwards even though it will take hours for it to leave my body. Gotta love the system. I am also not allowed to use an iPod because I might have too much activity in my finger, I can watch TV, huh?
Wednesday, I’ll get my hair done and close on my new house – whew! It is my birthday, a biggie and my celebrations are completely different from anything I had ever imagined. In fact all the planning got completely dropped when that lump appeared last month and now here we are. A quiet evening is all I get, there will be no champagne for birthday or closing. I pray and plan for a big bash down the road, I hope you will all join me. And send a bit of extra love on Wednesday:-)
I have a second surgery on Thursday afternoon. The axillary dissection will take place at 2pm. Dr. Drogula will be traveling later in the month and this was the only spot they had in her schedule. And, sooner is probably better than later, and OMG, I am going to have surgery twice in two weeks. This surgery will remove the lymph nodes from beneath my arm as well as the fat pad they reside in. Also, Dr. Drogula will place the port through which chemo-therapy can be administered.
This is scary, this is big. I am being called to a much larger journey than we expected, apparently I am up to the task, as here it is. My body is transforming something and I am shifting deeply.
There are many more things to write about and Sarah is with me tonight and I simply must go feed her and do her hair.
Much love to you all, thank you so much for your love and support. I have never been so deeply on this side of that equation, it is truly, truly needed and appreciated. Small notes of interest, caring and love do carry us through.
blessings to you all,