This holiday was the start of my final step in being cancer free and back to me. I was nervous that's for sure....surgery is scary sometimes. We scheduled my final surgery for the day before Thanksgiving for several reasons. We knew that I would need time to recover and time when I'm working is precious in terms of available sub time. I also wanted it to be a time when I could relax and when someone is taking care of my students at school, relaxing is difficult. Brent wanted me to enjoy some rest without having to cook....bless his heart. Thanks to Texas Roadhouse and my family, we enjoyed a very tasty nontraditional Thanksgiving dinner that was delicious.
|Post Surgery---I was really HAPPY!|
As I was preparing for my reconstructive surgery, I had to sign off for implants and liposuction....I had a hard time swallowing that word. I knew that Dr. Boustred recommended the liposuction to thicken areas of skin to ensure that my implants would be safe for the future. You should have heard the number of offers I had for donating fat for my liposuction....comical, I tell you. Little do you all know, this lady has plenty of insulation to reassign that is already located within my body. It should be known that the liposuction portion was the part of recovery that causes the pain and swelling, unlike my implants. After a couple of days of laying around and taking serious meds, I was back at it in slow speed.
My first outing was tailgating at the CSU Rams football game. It felt so good to get some fresh air and visit with friends. My little family had a great time at the game, while I headed home for more projects....imagine that.
On Black Friday, I DIDN'T get out and shop the sales. Instead, I sat in my chair while Juan and Brent painted our trim around the windows in the living room white....it's stinkin' beautiful! That's what I wanted for Christmas, and leave it to Brentwood to come through....actually, I found out that he was worried I was going to hire it out and pay a boat load of money if he didn't get on it. Man, he knows me well. Of course this treat motivated me to redesign the curtains in my living room since we had to take them down and wash them, so my mom and I went to work. I did the cutting and she did the sewing....love her!
As we head back to school for 14 days before winter break....who's counting??? I am really looking forward to our holiday traditions. Although I won't have a lot of cancer related posts for you to look forward to, I will continue to blog about the awesome experiences we have in being cancer free and the opportunities for me to help others that are enduring the disease. I hope you will tune back in occasionally to see what this Uhrich is yacking about....right now it's all about being happy and healthy.