have we mentioned lately how MUCH cancer SUCKS!?!?!?!??!?!!?!??!?!?!?!!
Posted 11 September 2012 - 10:08 PM
Posted 11 September 2012 - 11:00 PM
i have friends stopping over tonight. they don't know it yet, but they're going to grate a giant zucchini for me.
To grate courgette comes good friends.
Have a great dinner and a good night's sleep for the early morning wake up call, Nancy
Posted 13 September 2012 - 11:03 AM
thanks for being you, and letting us share that! love ya!
Posted 13 September 2012 - 04:02 PM
Posted 13 September 2012 - 04:51 PM
so i have half a thyroid, more good news. unfortunately they never gave me the ice pack in recovery that they were supposed to yesterday, so the area is pretty f'ing swollen by now. i have to sleep upright, i'm not supposed to bend over even to tie shoes, no heavy lifting and watch for infection. it's even harder to swallow now and it's sore, not gonna lie.
and my port is gone, yayyyy!!! there's a good sized painful hole where he pulled it out but there's no stupid poking way out of the skin big painful lumpy bump anymore. yayyyy!!!!
and the burns are about the same. still putting cream on, didn't sleep well at the hospital last night so that area is irritated again today. oh, and while i have half of a giant 1lb jar of the stuff left i'm not supposed to bring anything from home. instead, the surgeon has to prescribe it, they supply a tube of the stuff and charge for it!! and every time i put it on i'm supposed to have them scan the barcode into the system, even in the middle of the night. kinda ridiculous. if you insist on using your own they have to confirm it with the original prescribing doc AND the pharmacy it came from. kinda ridiculous - for a burn cream.
the surgery went well though, the quick testing showed benign and i'll call for the final pathology on tues morning. apparently i got the shakes coming out of the anesthesia again because i had these space blankets taped to me when i woke up (which took me 2 hours!) and i was packed with the regular blankets too. so that's why/when they forgot the ice pack i guess. and then another hour after that, shortly after i got into my room, i started to feel sick and threw up. so they ended up giving me something for that, too. and whoever put the airway in smashed my teeth into my lip and i have a big sore inside my upper lip.
the new rooms at the hospital are nice. big, lots of chairs for visitors including a recliner, i had the vegetarian meals and they were okay/pretty good. kinda sorry i missed lunch, i ordered the veggie/cheese/fruit platter and a cookie. tons of lighting options but no way to control the light behind/over the bed without getting up out of bed. and the best invention everrrrrrr?? the large comfortable remote that handles the call button functions (with separate water, pain and toilet buttons!) AND the television - - including the speaker!! no more hearing everyone's damn televisions from my room. every single nurse, orderly or housekeeper person i met/saw/spoke with/worked with was great.
and i am going to take a nap now. only slept 3 hours yesterday/last night, probably because of the percocets. fortunately, i am not taking them every 4 hours too! ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh, home sweet home!
AND I AM DONE!!!!!!
Posted 13 September 2012 - 05:23 PM
Good vibes for Tuesday results!!!
Posted 13 September 2012 - 07:34 PM
Posted 14 September 2012 - 02:11 PM
***big hugs and love***
Posted 14 September 2012 - 02:34 PM
Swift healing sista
Posted 15 September 2012 - 11:26 AM
home sweet home!
AND I AM DONE!!!!!!
congratulations nancy! job well done. you're a real trooper!!
Posted 15 September 2012 - 11:33 AM
my acupuncturist who moved away is back for appointments this weekend, i am seeing her today at 4. she was only planning on doing one day but is booked for both today and tomorrow. we don't wanna let go!!! truly though, she is remarkable and i'm looking forward to seeing her.
lost another toenail at the podiatrist's yesterday. pinky toe on the left this time. 2 1/2 toenails left to go, i think the other few are going to hang tight. i was hoping they'd be all done by the time i needed socks again but that is not going to be the case so i'll have to be careful getting them on and off. the beau's lines are really distinct on some of my fingernails and i just keep telling myself that it doesn't matter how awful they look for the next several months. we'll see in a month or so if i actually believe myself... fingers and toes are still numb too - - i was hoping the neuropathy would just clear right up so that i didn't have to even worry about the possibility of its permanence. so i'll give it a couple more months yet.
thank you so much for the love and encouragement. this would have been all soooo much more difficult without you all believing in me and telling me i could do this. i love you all.
Posted 15 September 2012 - 12:39 PM
and you are so much of an inspiration much more than you know
2013 vibes, hun....!
Posted 15 September 2012 - 02:59 PM
Just wanted to stop in and let you know Im thinking of you.. all the time.
Much love... and HEALING VIBES!
Posted 17 September 2012 - 03:06 PM
i have NO appointments and nothing scheduled today for the first time since july 23rd. craziness! i'm going to ship my lifeline back today. and i might go to the tai chi class at the hospital later, if i'm awake. i've switched my yoga night to weds but the new session doesn't start till next week.
things are feeling better. if i do something stupid, like bend over, i feel it in my neck right away. i had a few antibiotics in the cabinet and i started taking those because that port incision was starting to feel very suspicious and i didn't want another infection there. and the burns are... coming along. my acupuncturist recommended a chamomile tea with aloe and lavender oil in a spray bottle. i did a chamomile tea compress type thing yesterday and the boost area is amazingly better today, much less red. quite amazing from my perspective, i must say. not that it's pretty or anything, but there really is a marked improvement in burn level. neat.
Posted 17 September 2012 - 09:51 PM
You are my hero. I can't wait to hug you again
Posted 17 September 2012 - 10:46 PM
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Posted 18 September 2012 - 03:11 AM
Posted 18 September 2012 - 11:28 AM
well good morning Auggie, how are you today? looks like the rain is coming sooner, rather than later!!
Posted 18 September 2012 - 11:36 AM
Ease back into normal stuff. I imagine you feel ready (emotionally) to take on the world but your body has been through so much. It can take a year or more to get back to normal energy (says the woman who tried to hike up a mountain 3 weeks after finishing treatment trust me but you go girl...gently )
Yay for done and benign and forward!
oodles of love
Posted 18 September 2012 - 12:48 PM
Posted 18 September 2012 - 12:52 PM
they're saying pretty much end of year before i feel 'normal'. i believe them, but also think that the worst of the surgery recovery is over with too, so i'm looking forward to maybe not taking a nap in the afternoon and sleeping through until the next morning.