Friday, April 13, 2012

Shower, Shower, Shower!!!!!

Hello Everyone!! I'm sorry not to update very often. I don't get on the computer very often these days.

I wanted to let you all know that I'm doing really great!! I had my last drain removed on Tuesday....Yay! I finally got to take a shower on Wednesday. I have never enjoyed a shower so much in my life. Four weeks of sponge baths was getting a little old!!! I stayed in there at least 30 minutes just letting the water run over me. I felt like a brand new woman when I got out...Wonderful!

Tomorrow is the Susan G. Komen race for the cure in Roanoke. It will be my first time attending. I will be walking in the one mile fun walk. I hope I can walk the whole thing, but I will take it slow and easy so I don't get too tired. I can't believe how many people are on my team and walking/running in honor of me. I'm sure it will be a very inspiring day!

On April 20 I go back to the oncologist to have my chemo teaching. Then chemo will start the following week. I don't know what day for sure yet. I'm not looking forward to this stage. Please continue to keep me and my family in your prayers. We have one big obstacle out of the way and will begin another. Hopefully I will not have to have radiation but will not know for sure until chemo is finished.

I also had my first "fill up" on Tuesday the day I got my drain removed. It wasn't very comfortable but it didn't hurt. I now have little mounds on my chest:) The reconstruction process is very long. I will go every two weeks for a "fill up" until they reach the size that "we" are happy with. Travis is very much part of this decision....haha!!! After that I will have the surgery to have the implants put in.

This is a long, road but so far its not as bumpy as I thought. God is carrying me through. My family are amazing and I have so many wonderful friends that continue to bring food, send money and gifts and cards. I have not had to buy groceries since the beginning of February. Thank you all for your love and support, it still amazes me!!!!

God Bless-