Busy day
Wednesday, March 24, 2010      6 comments

I have a busy day on Wed. so I won't be blogging until Thurs. *am get stitches removed and get the pathology report. Then I need to scoot over to the medical office to get a dr. appointment for my dad. Then squeeze in breakfast and a quick nap. ... Read more
Juice 1
Monday, March 22, 2010      3 comments

Well I juiced for the first time in months. Let's see. What did I put in the chute? Kale, celery, napa cabbage, carrot, beet, kiwi, apple. The juice was very sweet and very red. It tasted wonderful and it's a good thing too because it turned out... Read more
Smoothies Bible
Sunday, March 21, 2010      9 comments

I pulled out my Smoothies Bible and looked through a variety of smoothies for everything from pain, to immune system, to radiation effects and I found some items that overlap. So I made my list and went shopping. A smoothie uses a blender and th... Read more
More drugs
Sunday, March 21, 2010      7 comments

Well I had a great day today. My son took care of my dad for me. My daughter and I went out to a local tea shop and we had lunch. We spent almost two hours there yakking and having lunch. We had a great time. I miss her when she goes back to sch... Read more
Oh those drugs!
Friday, March 19, 2010      6 comments

I have decided that I will use the pain drugs to get me through this week until the rest of the sutures are removed. I also have decided that worrying over the look of the swollen tissue is fruitless and only serves to bring me down. It is what ... Read more
Thursday, March 18, 2010      7 comments

My definition of patience varies depending on my expectations and my calendar. Take to day for example. I set my alarm so I could be up on time for the Home Care nurse. My plans were to make a cup of coffee and have a light breakfast before goin... Read more
Iron, shmiron!
Wednesday, March 17, 2010      8 comments

Let the news go out. When the doctor tells you to take iron tablets, there is no maybe about it, take them. It's amazing how tired you can get when you don't take iron when your body needs it. This beautiful day was spent having staples and some... Read more
First 2 days
Sunday, March 14, 2010      11 comments

It has been an interesting few days.. Fri day wasn't too bad. I expected to be tired and was accepting of rest. I woke up Saturday morning with the front of my shirt all covered with material that should have been in the drain! Being a newbie at... Read more
I'm home
Friday, March 12, 2010      9 comments

Well the surgery went well and the morphine was wonderful. They removed the morphine on the second day and then I was on Tylenol 3's and anti-inflammatories for the swelling. Hello stool softeners, again. Because I am not on the morphine I have... Read more
Last minute stuff
Monday, March 08, 2010      15 comments

I went to visit a cancer support group member this morning. She had a double mastectomy two weeks ago. It was a very interesting visit. She gave me some idea of what the process is after surgery and recovery. The difficulty she is having and ... Read more
my windows!!!
Sunday, March 07, 2010      6 comments

Today has been another busy day and I'm happy to report that I feel like myself today. Just in time too! Well what did I do today? Got up and went over to my Dad's. We had breakfast and watched some old movies. Did dishes and collected laundry... Read more
No windows
Saturday, March 06, 2010      8 comments

OK, it was a beautiful day today with lots of sunshine and I didn't get my windows washed. Now, now don't go thinking to yourself that windows don't matter and why doesn't she just leave them. I know but after a messy winter there is nothing tha... Read more
On my mind
Friday, March 05, 2010      10 comments

I don't really feel jangly and afraid of my upcoming surgery but I find it creeping into my mind when I least expect it. In general, I tend to deal with things as they come up so the recovery part isn't an issue right now. I'm sure I will do wel... Read more
The wrong needle?!!!
Wednesday, March 03, 2010      9 comments

Today was a busy day. Up and ready to go down to Credit Valley to have my port accessed before my SYMA scan. The scan was for 1pm and they don't access ports or do blood work between 12 and 1 so I had to get down there before lunch. I got down t... Read more
Pre-op appointment
Monday, March 01, 2010      9 comments

I went up to the hospital today for my pre-op appointment. We went over the same health material that I went over with the Doctor last week (meds, health history) and she repeated the steps for surgery that the surgeon had told me about. What th... Read more

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