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Day three after surgery

Monday, December 06, 2010

Once more when I clicked on post blog entry, the page went blank. I'll try to remember everything I had written.

Both of us ended up in the ER yesterday. Bob had to have his foot dressing redone and I had to have all of mine done again. I had a horrible reaction that I believe came from the tape they used. I had told the paper was all I could use, but nooooo they had to use other. The area around the port was really, really bad. There was another next to surgical site that they left uncovered because the tape marks and rash is so bad. Also I'm running a fever of 99.9 degrees F. The OR doctor says if it goes over 100 to get back in ASAP. I don't see my surgeon until Friday. I am terribly frightened that I have an infection as my mama did when she had to have a mastectomy.

I'm sorry, but this is all I remember and I really need to get off the computer soon as the pain is returning by the port.


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BEGONIAC 12/6/2010 10:11PM

    Ev, I'm so sorry about the reactions you've had....it's so miserable. Please take care and don't let Friday slip up on you. Seems like that always happens. You're in my thoughts and prayers!! emoticon emoticon

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PANSYLADY2 12/6/2010 7:21PM

    I add my prayer to that of PMCFARM above. Fear is our worst enemy, and God really does give us the peace that passes understanding. Amen.

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PMCFARM 12/6/2010 6:15PM

  emoticon you & your DH will be in my thoughts & prayers...I will be praying also that your fears will be replaced with Gods' perfect peace!

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Day two after surgery

Sunday, December 05, 2010

I just went through a long post on how I'm doing, etc. I can't repeat it as I am in a lot of pain, very tired, and just cannot do more.


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PMCFARM 12/5/2010 11:35PM

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BEGONIAC 12/5/2010 10:21AM

    Ev, please give yourself time and permission to recover....You're in my prayers. I've been in the same boat and I'm sending lots of love and and positive thoughts your way. I'm so glad you have a great doc. We always try to keep on keeping on....Now is the time to take care!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NANAMOM652009 12/5/2010 10:08AM

    Hopefully you will be feeling better very soon.

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JAZZIELORI 12/5/2010 9:10AM

    Don't you hate when it does it does that? I hope you heal quickly..take care of you

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_COSMOPAULATAN_ 12/5/2010 7:56AM

    emoticon I hope you feel better soon!

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LADYRH 12/5/2010 7:47AM

    Wishing you a speedy recoverry.

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Giving Thanks

Friday, November 26, 2010

Yesterday was Thanksgiving Day in the USA. I found with as bad as things are, I have much in which to be thankful.

*Friends on SP
*Friends on FB
*How supportive my network of family and friends are
*My hubby Bob and my brother Dave and their families
*That I had such wonderful parents
*That my cancer is Stage 1
*For my yearly mammograms
*For digital mammograms that find suspicious areas before the former mammos did
*That the mass was caught so early
*That I have some of the best oncologist on the East Coast
*That I found SP
*That I moved from Ohio 20 years ago and don't have to deal with snow and cold except maybe every 8 to 10 years
*Being on-line for 14 year because I quit smoking
*That I have finally become really close with my SIL
*That my Bipolar is finally under cotrol with the proper meds and a wonderful Doc I like and can share openly with him
*That I have more days I can walk than ever before
*That I live in the country I do
*For all those who given service to let us be free
*That I'm alive

Gratefully love and peace from an old hippy,

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VELVETCATT 11/26/2010 9:26AM

    Peace and blessings to you!

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Up and down again

Saturday, November 13, 2010

The needle biopsy wasn't done. The doctor said it is about an inch and a half. We all talked it over and decided to hve it removed at the hospital for several reason, but the most important to me is if it is positive for BC, they can go ahead and take the necessary tissue around it. Had I had the aspiration in his office it would be about a week to find out and if positive, I would have to go to the hospital anyway. Bob asked the doctor about if we went ahead with the office and it was negative. The doctor pointed out in that case we would have to continue keeping an eye on watching if it grows with the possibility it could be positive. We all decided for my best health removing it would be best. I go to the hospital to have it out on Thursday the 18th. I have to go to radiology 1st and the will work with the two mammos and the ultrasound to guild them and insert a wire that the doctor will use that as a marker for the surgery. Some more waiting, but at least when I go home, I'll know one way or another. Strange coincidence, my surgeon went to Ohio University for med school. That is where my brother has taught for 40 years!

Tonight the Gators play South Carolina in the Swamp. Both teams are good, so this should be a real nail biter. Then Sunday the Jags play. Both teams won last week so I'm hoping it'll be the same this weekend,

Go Gators!!


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EMMABE1 11/13/2010 6:36PM

    Sounds like the right decision - the longer it stays the more it grows and the harder to remove, so the longer recovery for you!!
I'll be thinking of you on 18th!!
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Veteran's Day

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Veteran’s Day
11 November 2001

Our grandfathers charged
San Juan Hill or fought in Europe.
Our fathers fought in
Europe or the Pacific
In the wars to end all war.

We were challenged not
To ask what our country
Could do for us,
Instead ask what we could
Do for our country.
The moon was in our sight.
Many of us answered the call.
Some were in foreign land
To help in the Peace Corp.
Others went to Appalachia –
VISTA members.
Some went to a place
Called Viet Nam.
And some never returned.

Our sons and daughters
Went to Desert Storm.
And others went to Somalia and
Still others to Bosnia.
Some served aboard the USS Cole.

Today we honor them all –
As our tears dry
Over the civilians and
Civil servants who
Died along with those
At the Pentagon.

More veterans are
Being made in Afghanistan.
And we shed
More tears and
Ask, “why?”

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-WISPY- 11/11/2010 8:36PM

    This is beautiful Ev. Thank you.

I am a pacifist so all I can say is Amen.

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