Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Good News and Bad News

The good news is I got my drains removed yesterday! Yayyyyyy!

The bad news is it wasn't time for them to be removed. All further draining will have to be done with the giant cartoon like needle.

Yesterday my right drain tube got loose where it was attached to my side. Every time I moved my arm I could hear it sucking in air. I've not ever been to medical school, but something told me this was not a good thing. The funny part to all this was that my mom left Saturday with great concern about leaving me alone to fend for myself during the day. She was afraid something would happen and I'd have no one to take me to the doctor. Oh pshaw, mom, you're such a worrier.

As it happens I was indeed alone when my mishap happened. It ended up not being that giant big of a deal, but it was scary for a moment. In my little panicky mind, I envisioned my right chest side slowly filling up with air like a balloon. It doesn't actually work that way.

Anyway! As you all have noticed, I'm no longer writing in my blog everyday anymore. There just isn't anything to report on the cancer front. I do go to the surgeon on Friday and to my oncologist Tuesday. As soon as the surgeon decides I'm healed and good to go, I will be released to the oncologist for chemotherapy.

I promise to keep all update coming your way. For now there will not be daily posts, well... because there just isn't anything to post. And I mean anything. I'm home alone all day doing nothing. Nothingggggggggggg!

As always, thanks for your prayers.


  1. You probably know how this goes...you're surfing around on the net & reading your usual blogs and then stumble upon one that you can't stop reading. That would be yours! I am also a breast cancer survivor. Was diagnosed 1/25/08 with Stage IV HER2+ (another aggressive one)breast cancer. Had 16 weeks of chemo, followed by a bilateral mastectomy, followed by liver surgery (I had a 2cm lesion on the liver) followed by 33 sessions of radiation to the chest wall. I, too, was not able to have reconstruction right away, but believe I am finally healed from radiation, so I have my 2nd appt. next week with the plastic surgeon.
    I will keep you in my prayers & will consider you one of my fellow warriors!
    If I can help in any way, let me know :)

    Raleigh, NC

  2. That must have been frightening when your tube leaked like that! I am glad you got it taken care of. One day closer to one day further away from that surgery which means healing! Blessings to you!

  3. you are in my thoughts.. I would have to say I agree with comment # one.. I have been drawn to your journal every since I was brought to it through Christina... my thoughts and more so my prayers go out to you...

  4. I am so glad you got it taken care of...

    I thought my family was the only ones who say pshaw...haha

    Keeping you in my prayers always