Welcome my friends to our weekly issue of Journey with Friends. This is a time that we come together for support, for encouragement, for fellowship – all with one single goal in mind – to live better. Welcome to our journey to share our goals and our accomplishments and our disappointments and frustrations.
Together we can do this!
Hey sweet friends. I am feeling so much better this week – YAY! I actually might survive this surgery. It has definitely been a most difficult 2.5 weeks from surgery. There were plenty of ups and downs, lots of pain and lots of amazing moments. I’m actually able to do more now. I still can’t bend over, raise my arms to high or lift anything – not even Houdini – but it’s getting better each and every day. I’m also staying up full days. Trust me, I took LOTS of naps during the past couple of weeks. Resting/sleeping means healing and we want that.
It definitely was a huge surgery. They were able to remove the three lumps in question (two on the left side/one on the right side). Those were sent to the lab for testing and came back no cancer – double YAY! In the big scheme of things, they removed a total of 5.5 pounds. That was 3.5 pounds from the left side (the worse side) and 2 pounds from the right. Healing is processing. The left side got a huge hit but it’s looking good. I guess you can say literally I’m a work in process.
I to say thank you to all you my friends for the letters, emails, phone calls and guidance during this time. I expected pain and recovery but it seemed like a got a big dose of it especially the first week. Your thoughts, prayers and kind words really meant a lot to us here at the Hotel Thompson. We ❤ you!
I did some updates on my surgery blog if you would like to read about them – here.
❤ small goals turn into big accomplishments ❤