March 11th 2008 06:55 pm
Well, I’m finally home! It took a while for me to meet all the discharge requirements, and then when I did, it took a while for them to get all the paperwork and wheelchair ready. Yesterday at about 6:30 pm, I walked through my apartment door. It was nice to be home and see my little guy! I slept in my own bed and wasn’t woken up every two hours for blood pressure readings.
Today I had a home health nurse and physical therapist come by to make sure things were going well. They’ll be back a few times to get me going with exercises and to make sure that I have healed correctly. I am thankful to have them coming by my house and available to answer any questions I might have. Also, today I received a mastectomy garment. I didn’t even know those things existed. It has special pouches for the drains (right now they are taped to my body and pinned to my shirt). Hopefully it’ll be the best thing since high-speed, wi-fi, 10 gig downloads. 🙂
Well, the next step is an appointment with the surgeon on Thursday (at 1:30), where the drains might be removed. I’ll be glad to have those gone. Emptying them is pretty disgusting! (Thanks, Mom!) When those are gone, then I’ll feel like it’s finally time to really recover. The radiation oncologist will be calling this week to set up a consultation appointment. I can’t believe how fast everything is going to go. In about six weeks, I’ll be starting radiation, and then six weeks later it’ll all be over. Then it’s time to PARTY!
Thanks for all the visits, emails, encouragements, gifts, card, yummy treats, dinners and prayers that you all have been sending our way. We are truly blessed and feeling very loved! 🙂
By the way, the encouragement board glitch fixed itself. Hopefully there will be no more spam.
Love to you all,
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