Well hello there! Sorry it’s been so long, and yes, I’ve missed you.
So – the rant of the day is as follows. I was at 7/11, and the woman at the counter bought 30 dollars of candy, soda, chips, donuts on her SNAP card. THEN, pulls out a wad of cash bigger than my fist to buy lottery tickets, 5 ten-dollar scratch offs. I presume that my very exaggerated eye roll and gigantic sigh bothered her. She asked what is my problem, so I replied that my problem was that I was paying for her to eat junk food, while she has a pimp roll to buy lottery tickets. She said that it isn’t my business, I said my tax dollars ARE my business. She gave me a dirty look and walked out. Ahhhh, making friends all over the place.
Now, what has been going on. On January 28th, I had my 3rd surgery. It was a quick debreedment of the incision on my left boob. It had gotten weepy and infected, and Dr. Finkel didn’t want to leave any further infection to encroach. I have stitches that should come out next Monday the 10th, and she should start to fill the expanders then.
Also, I am “done” with my breast surgeon, Dr. Hernandez. Which is sad, he’s a great doctor, one of the best in the valley. At the same time, I am relieved. I am pretty tired of going to doctors. Funny part – I have to see a new doc today, for primary care. As far as oncology, Dr. Mendonca needs to analyze the remains of the breast/node tissue to determine the level of risk of recurrence. From a low to high scale, it will determine my need for treatment. Low could be no treatment, medium to high could be radiation and/or chemo. I am asking, still, for your prayers. I don’t want to have to have chemo.
Now – the good news! I have been cleared to return to work as tolerated. I am so excited, and I am sure my employer is too. I have been out for quite a bit longer than expected, and they have been nothing but caring and help from them. I can not say how much I appreciate them.
Love and light – Jen