A little while ago, I started writing a post about my surgery and my stay at the BJH (Barnes Jewish Hospital) Cancer Center in St. Louis. I was almost done, and then within a blink of the eye my post went into cyberspace and is swallowed without any excuse or by the way or even a belch. pfffttt! I am not going to recreate the whole scenario now.
Anyway, my surgery was done, didn’t have any problem post operatively. Came home the next day. Not on any painkillers. Took Tylenol for a couple of days post op. The biggest problem is the drain sticking out of my chest wall. SO DAMN inconvenient to sleep and take a shower. I hate it.
Seeing the surgeon this Tuesday. She will remove the drain, give me permission to drive, and will allow me to use the steps to go down to my studio in the basement to continue with my painting. I have not painted for almost two weeks now. Going crazy. Would you all like to see some of my current paintings?
Oh and got results of the final pathology. The cancer has spread to the lymph nodes. So I will be starting radiation and chemotherapy after I am completely healed from the trauma of surgery. I am ok. Not angry, depressed or pitying myself. I just want to be able to wear a good bra and get the darn drain out, and feel like I have a normal chest topography (even though it may be fake), and not feel like I have a ski slope on my chest wall!! Hope you laughed. It is supposed to be funny about the way I look now..
That’s it for now. Love you all. Thank you, each one of you, for thinking of me and saying a prayer and hoping for good health. Please know I appreciate that a LOT!!