12 June 2013

Take Two

I've known since last week that I might have a date, but I didn't want to say much here in case of yet another cancellation. But with confirmation from the team yesterday I'm pretty safe to say I have another date for surgery. Next Tuesday at 6.30am I will rock up to Middlemore Hospital for an 8 hour surgery. This is where they will take bits and pieces from me and patch me up a new breast. I'm looking forward to the end result, but the anticipation of all that goes with the surgery is making making very nervous. 

I'm taking medication for hives as I'm breaking out in all sorts of strange skin things. My stomach is a ball of nerves and I'm making all sorts of mental lists for next week. There's baking to be done, meals to pre-prepare and the house to clean. It's almost like nesting waiting for a baby. Except I wasn't this nervous waiting for any of my three to be born.

 Owen is staying down here with the kids for the week as we have decided to keep things as normal as possible, then they will come up at the weekend. So I'm gonna miss my partner in crime like crazy, and the kids as I'm also going to miss my little man's 6th birthday. The girls have been a little teary and worried so I'm soothing their fears and worry as much as mine.

But it is happening and for that I'm supremely thankful. I'm obviously going to be away from the blog for a period of time, I'll try my best to update how I'm going but I can't promise anything. If I get all my lists done I might even schedule some posts, but it's not my priority really.

I'm gonna leave you with some photos taken by Owen over 3 years ago, the day before my mastectomy surgery. Owen and the girls and I went for a walk to the beach just to spend some time together before everything changed forever. It's amazing to think that was 3 years ago!


 


And this pic was taken post mastectomy...


6 comments:

Miriam said...

praying God's deep peace on each of you as you all take this journey as a family. Be precious to Him and to each other - even exciting things are daunting sometimes xxx

PaisleyJade said...

All my love - massive journey you have been on and are still on. You ARE an inspiration!

Becky said...

I am always so proud of you! You are a wonderful lady and friend. I love you very much and am thinking of you all the time!!

Barbs said...

Lots of hugs going your way

Facing Cancer Together said...

Wishing you a good surgery and smooth recovery. Good luck times a million. Eventually, you'll be way, way past this part and that's always good to know :)

jjs said...

You are so strong and I cannot wait to hear how things went. Looking forward to when you are back up and running and showing us your life. Thinking of you