Monday, December 7, 2009

Reconstruction is all done...

Thank G-d. My last surgery is now behind me (insert chorus singing "Hallelujah".) 

The last phase of reconstruction went well from a surgical standpoint but it seems that it just wouldn't be me if there wasn't some sort of issue that arose. Thankfully we caught the dropping sodium levels before there was a real problem (i,e: what we went through in June) so it basically came down to my spending an extra day on an IV, being monitored by a new doctor, having my labs checked every four hours and getting additional rest at PSJMC. My beautiful sister B was my overnight buddy both nights which was a big help. This time I wasn't so loopy so we were able to have some really nice long talks.

I am so very happy to be home and slowly getting back into the swing of things. I will find out later this week when I can resume driving. The key is to really take it easy in an effort to get the grafts to take. The pain is really minimal and Wednesday will be the big reveal when the bandages are removed and Mike and I will be  able to see Dr. B's handy work.

It is surreal to be at this point.

I am so blessed to have the treatment and surgeries now behind me and am ready to close this chapter in the book of my life.

Does this mean that I won't think about this journey? Of course not. But it does mean that I will be able to move ahead knowing I won't have to undergo another surgical procedure and knowing that I have really done everything in my power from a medical standpoint. Healing of my mind, body and spirit continues...

Thank you for your love and support.

Ancora Imparo



Andy Levy-Stevenson said...

What lovely news, refuah shleima. Should we be asking for pictures of the big reveal?


Anonymous said...

This is wonderful news...and the future lies before you. What a journey!!!

Happy Hanukkah!!!

With love always,

Marilyn, Fred and Betty

Aaron said...


That's just awesome news! You've been though so much on this incredible journey. Your courage through it all will always be an inspiration, and not having to worry about any more surgeries is a joy.

Wishing you, Mike and Sully a very Happy Hanukkah and the best of everything always.

Take care,

joyce said...

You have more than won your battle and the victory is so sweet!!!! Now go and enjoy your new bras!!!

I love you!