Saturday, February 28, 2009

Computer Issues...Resolved!

So glad to say we resolved our computer issues - yay! Guess I didn't realize how much I really DO get online until I didn't have immediate computer access :)

Well, here's a little update on my health/cancer journey. I have a surgical consultation appointment this Monday to discuss my upcoming axillary lymph node dissection surgery. From what I've been told, it will be scheduled within the next few weeks. My husband is unable to get off work to take me to the out-of-town appointment so my favorite cousin Tammy (a cancer survivor herself) will go with me. We're planning to make a fun time of it by hanging out after and going out to dinner or something. Ya know, some girl time. Tammy & I always have a great time when we get together so at least having that to look forward to will take some of the edge off the purpose of the day.

I also have an appointment to meet with a radiology oncologist to discuss my upcoming radiation treatments. Those will start once I recover from the lymph node surgery - which I'm told has an average 2-4 week recovery time. (Who knows? We'll see.) Radiation will consist of 5-day-per-week treatments for 6 weeks.

There will also be upcoming appointments to see the plastic surgeon regarding my breast reconstruction surgery but that's on down the road. (I currently have chest expanders that are in preparation for the implants.) I'm honestly not thinking about this part of the journey yet. Nope, just focusing on the next few parts I mentioned.

In lighter news, our middle child - oldest daughter - will begin driver's training on Monday. Wow, that seems incredible to me! Taylor is looking very forward to it.

I've really been so out of touch with blogging. What is going on with everyone? Hopefully I'll be around to visit this week. Have a great weekend!


  1. glad to read an update and to know what your next few months are looking like.

    it is amazing when those kids start to drive, isn't? seems hard to believe that they are getting older when we are not.

    praying for healing.

  2. It is so good to hear from you. You still have such a long road ahead of you. I am awed and amazed at your strength and how well you are doing. I will continue praying.

    I have started a new series on my blog for women. I'm trying to share what I've learned in the past 7 months.

    I will have a driver trainer in May! Jamie will turn 15 in May and I will have another child behind the wheel. It is just a little scary!

    Have a wonderful Sunday.

  3. Welcome back! Thanks for the update...I hope the remainder of your treatment goes smoothly!

    Have a wonderful day!

  4. Hi Michelle ~ I'm so glad you're back! Thanks for the, you have a filled few months ahead of you! I'll be praying for you that everything will go smoothly!


  5. So fun to have a child taking drivers training!!! LOL

    wow I am so glad Chemo is behind you girl. Just take one day at a time.

    A friend sent me a Thank You card this week with the breast cancer ribbon on it and she said she is cancer free! She is done with radiation and all the surgeries. I can't wait for that to be you!

    God bless!

  6. Hi,
    Hope you're feeling well these days.Think of you often!
    Have a great wk.
    Trying to catch up on my visits.

  7. I'm so glad to hear you got your computer fixed. That can be a real pain when the computer won't work. I sure hope and pray that your upcoming surgery will go well. I think it is a great idea to go with your girlfriend for some great girl time.

    Have a great week!

    Love, Sharon

  8. Hi Michelle, It is so nice to meet you! Thank you for stopping by and for the kind comment!

    I have to tell you, when reading this post...tears came to my eyes! You have touched my little world today! I have meet so many wonderful gals through blogging and I can add you to the list~ :)

    I will be praying for you, Hold onto God my friend!!!!!

    Blessings to you, Nancy


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