Tuesday, May 17, 2011

tired patient = relatively short post

Today was a long day! Left Ocean county at 7:30 am, and returned at 8:30 pm.

While sitting in the reconstructive surgeon's office today (whom I love, by the way), I read this on the wall:
"Peace - it does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart."  WOW, that about sums it up for me. I strive for peace amidst the battlefield.

The appointment with the surgeon went great. I am very comfortable with her. Well, as comfortable as is possible for someone who was talking to me about dismantling and rebuilding my body parts. This afternoon was the pet scan. If that goes well, surgery is set for June 20th.

Please continue the prayers. They help!

I am just dreaming of the day when I can wear my survivor shirt. To quote one of my special suvivor mentors: "I have cancer, but cancer doesn't have me!" I am gearing up for battle folks. I hear my grandfather whistling the battle hymn of the republic somewhere in my mind... Warrior up!


  1. My thoughts and prayers are with you, now during this time, and always. Remember, if you need anything, anything, please never hesitate to call upon me. I am always here for you with all of the love and support that I can possibly give you-and then some!!

  2. All will be okay, my surgery was June 29, 2009, so I will be a 2 year survivor in another month, so I'm only 2 years ahead of you and I can remember everything like it was yesterday. You will be fine I'm sure by now you have gotten tons of info and it all now feels like the same thing over and over. You already made the biggest decision and when it's over with you will be glad it's done. Because in the end, it's only a boob, its not an arm or a leg, it
    s something that is always covered up. I can't wait till be can do a walk for BC, October comes around quick. You are a survivor already! Anything you need call, I will have your survivor shirt waiting for you! XOXO

  3. While reading tonight's post, the following song was playing on my computer, and I truly believe it's no coincidence, you are meant to hear this:

    "There's always seems to be a door that you can't open,
    There always seems to be a mountain you can't climb,
    But you keep on reaching,
    You just keep on reaching,
    When your destiny is out there in the distance,
    But the road ahead's a mine field in disguise,
    And you keep on moving,
    You just keep on moving,
    You will make it through this,
    Just give it time,
    You gotta give it time,
    This is what you're made for,
    Standing in the downpour,
    Knowing that the sun will shine,
    Forget what lies behind you,
    Heaven walks beside you,
    You got to give it one more try."
    ~One More Time by Michael W. Smith