Boobs and such

I could jump out of my skin I’m so excited

and cold, but I’ll not dwell on the fact that our house has no heat,

and has been sporadically working, at best, for a couple of weeks now.   There have been crews under our house for days upon days. (I’m getting good at redirecting my attention.)

Yes, our “good” luck continues into 2012, but I’m still holding out that this year is going to be fabulous.

At least last week the weather was a gorgeous 70ish degrees.

This week, not so much.  BUT Uggs were on sale this week too.  Guess who wears Uggs both inside and outside now?  We all do!

So, I’ll ignore the cold and announce that we have a surgery date!

I can’t tell you how exciting it was to see Dr. Sweatman and hear that my surgery could be scheduled at any time!  Too bad the hospital couldn’t fit me in until January 18th, but I’ll take it!  I was literally jumping for joy about the surgery.  Who knew?

Also, Dr. S is very pro-lumpectomy and encouraged that route, but gave me the ultimate call of a lumpectomy or mastectomy.  (Only after spitting out lots of facts and statistics of more than I ever wanted to know about boobs, cancer and surgery.)  Of course, I wanted to do whatever he thought was best, so lumpectomy it is, which is outpatient surgery.  The tumor is still there and is “notably smaller.”  I wish it would have dissolved all together, but sometimes that’s not the case after chemotherapy.  Its what you hope for, but doesn’t always do the trick.  It may even be in several pieces, he said.  He will remove all tumor and surrounding tissue and do a sentinel node removal.  After that I will begin radiation therapy 5 days a week for 6 weeks.

By St. Patrick’s Day, I’ll be a new woman, with two new bathrooms and heat just in time for Spring.

No sweat.


Carrie  on January 6th, 2012

Yay for a date! So happy you don’t have to wait too long to get this over and done with! Thinking of you always and praying for a safe surgery and speedy recovery. Hope ya’ll get heat soon! Suppose to be nice tomorrow so that’s a blessing 🙂

cici  on January 6th, 2012

Hurray!…. Your surgery is scheduled on my Birthday. Always been a lucky day and it will be easy to remember to say extra Prayers for you.
Stay bundled up and keep extra warm with hugs 😉

Terri Woodham  on January 6th, 2012

Great 2012-so many good things are happening! I can see the sparkle in your eyes, again. Love you
soooooo much! MOM

Judy Brown  on January 6th, 2012

So glad you have your date for the lumpectomy. I have had that, and compared to what you have been through, that will be a walk in the park!! When you start your radiation therapy, please put me on your list of people who would be honored to take you for your appointments. I will be glad to take you, Just let me know when you need me.
Still praying……

Mary Haddon  on January 7th, 2012

That is wonderful to hear your surgery is less than 2 weeks away- and it is outpatient! Didn’t realize that.

I’m trying to decide whether a lumpectomy or mastectomy. I figure Dr. Sweatman will give me the same statistics, etc as he gave you. This is going to be a hard decision for me.