So…..here I am….I didn’t get swallowed up by the couch! As a matter of fact I am happy to say I am spending less time on the couch. I had my swap surgery and I’m praying that all the painful stuff is behind me now. I am slowly, slowly getting my energy back. I’ve started exercising again and I will never complain about dragging myself out of bed to exercise. I actually missed it.
As for my behind (and intestine) I am doing pretty well. I’m back to my normal bathroom runs. The four to six times a day seems like nothing compared to the 12 to 16 times a day during the chemo. I’ve stopped taking the flagel and so far the fistula has been calm. I have started the Tamoxifen which is causing horrible hot flashes…blah!
I’ve shared with you many times how much I HATE needles! Well before my swap surgery, when the very nice pre-op nurse came into start my IV she said the words I dread “You have very small veins”. This is never a good sign. So after tap tap tapping my arm and hand she gives it a try in the side of my left hand…strike one! She tries in my right hand…strike two. Sorry Ms. Nice Nurse today rule is two strikes and you’re out. She goes to get another nice nurse who isn’t very confident either but she does get it into my left hand on her first try. Ughhhhhhh!
At least this surgery was not as uncomfortable as the last. My new perky boobs are in and hopefully once the swelling goes down and everything falls into place they will look great (at least under my clothing :)
I am due for an appointment with my GI doc. During my last visit, before all the cancer stuff, he wanted me to have a colonoscopy in March. The last time I talked to the nurse I told her it was going to have to wait. I need a break from poking, prodding, and removing things. She completely understood.
Well it is March already and March for us means BASEBALL. J already went to FL for his spring baseball trip. His team did very well. He has a DH today but it’s away. His first home game is Friday so I’m looking forward to that. B however has his first scrimmage game today Yeah! I am very very excited. They will be playing on the brand new high school turf field.
I’ll let you know how that goes!
Love, Laugh, and Always know where the nearest bathroom is