This week has flown by. It is hard to believe that Jamie and I are on the road again, but this time we are travelling back home again. We left SRB (Santa Rosa Beach) early Wednesday morning in order to get settled into ATL before surgery. And now, we are headed home.
The surgery was a success, so I have been told! I have not had the stomach to peek at my newly closed up incision. My PS surgeon actually used staples (ouch) instead of surgical glue and stitches. We are all in agreement that my incision must heal. Reinforcement, i.e. staples, was applied. By the way, I can't wait for the staples to be removed (ouch), NOT!
Surgery bonus: My surgeon gave me another drain. Yea, me! I had a free 2 weeks without drains, so I suppose we will weather this episode fine. Poor Jamie. The drains do fall on him, as he performs the obligatory stripping and draining the drains. This is a task that he must do 3-4 times a day. He is also recording how much cc's we obtain of fluid (gross, not fun). He also has a new lease on life at tracking my dosage of pain meds. He has 2 handy dandy charts. One is drainage metrics, and the second is my medication dosage and timing. He has been a great nurse to me, but he is a drill sergeant!! I am lucky to have him as my husband and life partner. He frequently reminds me, "for better or worse". LOL! Sadly, if the shoes were reversed, I don't know if I could handle it.
We are still scheduled for my PORT insertion next Friday in ATL, but chemo has been pushed back to September 9th. Hopefully, this gives us the right amount of time for healing. And, if all goes well, I will be done with Chemo December 16. Spending Christmas without chemo will be the only gift that I want or need.
Love to All,