Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Radiation update

I met with the radiation oncologist today.  I will not be starting treatment right away because my incision has not healed well enough yet.  I have another appointment scheduled for October 19th.  We are disappointed that I will not be completely finished with treatment before the holidays, but I appreciate the doctor acting with caution.  Even with the delay, I should be done by the end of the year. 

Please pray for quick and complete healing before October 19th so that I can move forward with radiation.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

3 weeks post surgery

On Tuesday, it will be three weeks since I had my mastectomy and reconstruction.  My plastic surgeon says I am healing well.  I am still a little swollen and sore, but nothing I can't handle.  I am still recovering my strength and stamina.  I worked all week last week, except I left a little early on Friday.

I meet with the radiation oncologist on September 28th.  We will decide then when I will begin six weeks of radiation treatments.  Once I am done with radiation, this season of my life will be over.  I am looking forward to feeling like myself again.

I participated in Race for the Cure this morning.  I walked the 5K course along with several ladies from work, my parents and my daughters.  It was amazing to see all of the people there.  I saw A LOT of survivors which gives me hope.

Saturday, September 3, 2011


I came home from the hospital late yesterday morning.  It feels really good to be home.  Both of my surgeons said that the surgeries went exactly as planned and everything looks great.  All of the nurses and CNA's at Willamette Falls were amazing.  I'm still pretty sore but am taking some medication for the pain.  Thank you to all of you for your prayers.  I could definitely feel them.  I am feeling stronger and stronger each day.  I am hoping to be up for going to church tomorrow morning, but don't want to push it.

I love you all very much.