Given the go ahead to go home. You have no idea what good news that is for me. Hospitals are NOT FUN! Did you know that there are a lot of sick people there?!
I had a rough time of it. The last 48 hours have put me to the test but I knew I would get through it and the pain would eventually lessen. Sadly, there are a lot of people I saw that are suffering terribly, with excruciating pain and not a lot of hope. And yet, they soldier on day after day, month after month enduring chemotherapy, radiation and multiple surgeries.
I won’t know what my recovery will entail until I get the pathology report in three weeks. So I am celebrating going home, where my real healing can begin. The physical and the emotional. The surgeon removed my compression bandages today now that the excessive bleeding is under control. That leaves me with just the dressings that cover the incisions where my breasts once were. I haven’t had the courage yet to look as I know that it will be hard. I need a day to be home, relaxed and in a better frame of mind before I tackle that hurdle. But I will… and I will come to terms with my new reality.
Just not today.
President of As You Like It Marketing & Communications Inc. Award winning speaker and author. Breast cancer fighter and blogger. I’m sharing my journey…the good, the bad and the ugly. Hoping to help anyone else that has been touched by breast cancer be it you or someone you know or love.