Tuesday, April 19, 2011

My 3rd blog

Well I finally received a date for my surgery. It will be on June 16th. In a way I am a little excited to finally have a date , but again now it is going to make me very anxious.
My place of employment-Mosaic Cafe-held a benefit for me last Monday night and so many wonderful people were there to help support my husband, family and myself. The money that was raised will help so much with the many hospital bills that are already piling up.
I qualified for the bilateral TRAM so this means that I will not have to have implants put in since they will be using my own skin and muscles. The surgery will be anywhere between 6 to 8 hours and require 3 surgeons. I will be staying in the hospital 5 to 7 days and then another 4 to 5 weeks at home for recovery.
Bought quite a few albums and will be filling them up with family photos from everyone to keep me busy.
One of the hardest things about all of this will be not being able to pick up my 2 year old granddaughter for quite sometime.
Will write again soon

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


Heard from the doctors office today and will be having my consult with the plastic surgeon to find out if I am a good candidate for the TRAM procedure. 
I found out the other day that my place of employment is going to hold a fundraiser for me. All of my friends, family, co-workers, owners, people that I have met while working at the cafe are going to be there to help us get through the rough times. I never thought in a million years that I would be the 1 that this would be happening to.
All of this is happening at the same time that we are trying to move into a new apartment. I hate moving and hopefully we will not have to move again for a long while.
Will write again soon

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

My 1st blog as a 2x Breast Cancer patient

Today is the 1st time writing on my blog. Everyone thinks that it is a great thing for me to do since this is my 2nd time fighting this disease.
There are never any real answers as to "why?" but what I hear a lot of is "you are a fighter, you are going to get through this again".
The 1st time there was a lot of "why me?" "what did I do to get this?"
2nd time no one has any answers.
I am having a double mastectomy sometime in April ,because this is the 2nd time being diagnosed under the age of 50.
 Drs have not scheduled a surgery date yet so for now I am just keeping busy trying to get ready for our move to a new apartment and spending as much time with my husband Christopher, my granddaughter Makayla, and the rest of my family as I can before going into hospital.
Maybe this is a good idea to write down my thoughts since they have really been keeping me from going to sleep at night. Haven't even started any treatments and I am so tired all of the time, mentally and physically.
Going to try and sleep now.
Peace and Love to all