Saturday, March 27, 2010

I Got it Done

I had my implants put in yesterday.  I am very glad that it is over with.  My skin was still a little broken out so I went by Dr. Tierney's (my plastic surgeon) office first thing yesterday morning and he left the decision up to us if wanted to proceed with the surgery.  He would have preferred that I was completely clear but I felt like I was as clear as I was going to get.  I will have to start back on the medicine that made me break out in about a week.  Dr. Raefsky's research nurse, Beth, felt like the folliculitis was caused by the initial starting of the medicine and hopefully when I start back, I won't break out again.

But I have my implants in AND I no longer have my port so it is official there will be no more chemo!  I am pretty sore and wrapped up so I haven't got to admire them too much.  I was told by a few nurses that Dr. Tierney does good work.  I was impressed that he took the time to talk to me on Friday morning before surgery.  He was quite busy that day with other surgeries. 

The kids are at my parent's house again for the weekend.  I am so thankful that they live nearby so they can take the kids so I can have a day to recover at home quietly.   So right now, I am sore and a little tired.  I got up this morning and moved to the recliner and have not gotten up except to brush my teeth and go to the bathroom.

Also, I have a wonderful church family who is still praying for me.  Nobody should have to go through this alone.


  1. You are posting pictures later, right?! Just kidding!!! I'm so happy for you and pray that your journey to wellness continues!

  2. What a relief to finally have that done! Hopefully now you can start putting this time in your life in the past and start moving on to better things! We miss you guys! I really hate that we haven't been there so we could have supported you more through all of this! We have been praying and are thankful God continues to answer those prayers! Love you!!!!

  3. Yeah! I'm glad you were able to get it done and get your port out! :) Hopefully you'll be back in full swing very soon!!