Thursday, February 18, 2010
Well today is my 6 week milestone! I am very excited to be here, they say at 6 weeks any chance of on set delayed symptoms should be gone and as far as recovery I am half way there! I feel amazing now, I stopped all my meds 2 days ago and the side effects are pretty much gone! My hair is growing and my hearing is back to the way it was previous to the surgery. Honestly the worst part of this entire thing was the antibiotics, in total I was on 7 different ones. Needless to say I should be protected against anything by now. The last one I was on was actually the antibiotic they use to combat Anthrax! Well I want to just extend my appreciation again to everyone who followed my journey. I couldn't have gotten through this without the support that we had. All the prayers and good thoughts, all the meals for my family, and all of fun new hats. I know that this entire ordeal was much harder on my family than it was for me and so I thank them and say how blessed I am to have such a strong family. I have had quite a bit of time to reflect on things that are important and to learn what isn't important, I have been humbled in new ways. It's such a cliche' to say "that which does not kill you, makes you stronger", but I feel like I found my own meaning to it. I am stronger for what I have learned about myself and the choices I make. I guess more than anything this has been bigger than I ever could have imagined. I knew that this tumor had a special purpose, but I didn't realize how it could become my testimony. I thank God for all I am blessed with and I know to look forward rather than behind. So for this chapter, I will close by simply saying Thank You!
Friday, February 5, 2010
Wow I must say that today I experienced the most amazing feeling ever, a shower with nothing to wrap up!!! It was like heaven was pouring down on me. The feeling of hot water on every inch of my skin! Ok you get the idea. So I got my PICC line out yesterday, and the doc said evrything looks great, but...... why is there always a but? But they are keeping me on 2 more oral antibiotics for another week, like I havent had enough bacteria killing meds in me for the last month. So Nate and I went shopping today and I bought, I would say 30 things of yogurt! Yep thats what I am eating for the next week, need to keep the probiotics going to defends against the antibiotics and I am going to win!
So speaking of saran wrap, yes I am done wraping my wounds, but low and behold Tahnee went and broke her arm so now she has so kindly taken over the duty of being wrapped up. I feel for her! Never a dull moment around here, but I welcome it with open arms. I am so ready to get back to taking care of my family since they have done so well taking care of me. So it begins a new chapter. I am I would say 90% healed, I am still dealing with feeling dizzy when I am anywhere but in the house, but it is getting better each day. I only have 1 more trip to MD Anderson next week for a hearing test and a last follow up with the surgeon. I have had amazing care from there and my experience has been very positive but, I am so done making that trip! We must have spent at least $400 just in gas and parking for that place. Its all for a good cause though!
Ok this weekend I will be doing my hat fashion show and sending all my faithful follwers and wonderful friends and family a show to remember! I can't wait to have fun with all the hats I have recieved. So until then have a fabulous weekend, enjoy every second with your loved ones.
My hair at 4 weeks post op, not bad!