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Sunday update

I’m hurrying to write this before my dilaudid ‘kicks in’ and I become illiterate once again. I think I got an infection in my breast yesterday — it was hot to the touch, slightly swollen, and red, like sunburned. We called my surgeon (they have a service that puts you through to him directly if he can take the call …Continue reading →

Surgery v2, The Next Day

My surgery went very well . . . I think. I was unconscious for most of it. 🙂 My anesthesiologist was incredibly good. And I must say  that if you or any member of your family needs reconstructive work done in this area (cosmetic or otherwise) this place is highly recommended. Yesterday and now today I *am* in a lot …Continue reading →

While you are worrying about me today

My surgery intake is at 7am, surgery to start at 8am. I’ll be done before lunch. J will be updating via his Twitter feed once again. (You do not need a Twitter account to read his posts.) To keep you amused in the meantime: Shakespeare’s Hamlet, via Facebook. Enjoy!

Waves Gently

Hi everyone, Lisa here. *waves gently* I’m briefly online, checking in on a few things (gosh golly, I made it until TUESDAY!), downloading email, and then I’ll take some time to read and respond. Y’all have been wonderful and I am doing VERY well. Still can’t raise my arms above my head, and I’m keeping my left arm tucked tight …Continue reading →

More Lisa Updates

Heigh ho, J here, First of all, my apologies for a slow update. I actually thought that I had pointed out my twitter feed, where I have been updating regularly, but as you can see I actually didn’t (until now). Sorry about that. Fortunately, no news has indeed been good news. Lisa came through her surgery with flying colors. Both …Continue reading →

How Lisa is Doing So Far

Hi, Lisa’s “J” here. She’s been a champ so far. She’s been admitted, and had one serious treatment so far – a radioactive dye was injected so that pictures of her lymph nodes could be taken. “Amusingly” she had differing reports on the procedure. One nurse said “this will be the most painful thing you go through today” and another …Continue reading →

last thoughts

As I ready myself for sleep, I find myself calmer, but still uncertain. I’ll write more on this later, but I have been ‘sitting with’ the idea that this process is very much like that of being pregnant, and giving birth.(Which is why the ‘abandoned but still having the child imagery from J. yesterday was so particularly apt in the …Continue reading →

I finally lost my cool

Yesterday was a kind of a breakthrough day. Without going into *all* of the details, suffice it to say that the ‘pre-op’ meeting I had scheduled with my plastic surgeon wasn’t what I thought it would be, and I still had to go to the hospital for my bloodwork. Moreover, even though I had a 2pm appt., we didn’t get …Continue reading →

Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride is Slowing Down

It’s been a tumultuous week, so much so that I haven’t felt like writing about it. I’ve been doing quite a bit of talking, however, as well as visualization and imagery manifestation . . . but let me tell this story in it’s proper order. In my last update I talked about going into therapy and a bit about my …Continue reading →

The Bad News Just Keeps Coming

Let me start by saying that my thinking/decisions are changing fairly rapidly. Last week I had a 2nd biopsy, I was also on the verge of getting a cold, so I stayed home in an attempt to not actually get sick. In that, I succeeded. On Thursday morning my surgeon called. To heighten the drama, let me digress a  moment. …Continue reading →