Wednesday, March 4, 2009

After my Surgery

It is now 6:30 at night and I am home and getting ready to eat some soup. The surgery went really well. The lymphode is usable so I don't have to do this again. I wasn't even "loopy" when I woke up, just a little sleepy. We also saw Dr.Gaynon, the oncologist, and he said I have to have another PETScan and other tests for my heart and lungs. Then I can finally start my chemo. I was asked before "what is a PETScan"... it is like a CATScan because I drink contrast and I have an I.V but I am also radioactive afterwards. The machine is a giant donut. The first time I have chemo I will have to stay in the hospital for 2-3 days so the doctors can help us learn about the side affects so when I am home it will be okay. I will also probably get a pickline (i think thats what its called) in my arm so I don't have to get poked with needles everytime. The doctor also said I will definetly loose my hair in 1-3 weeks after I start chemo, so I guess I'll wear hats:) I am very glad that we are finally getting somewhere. Thank you soo much for all your support. God has blessed me with all of you and I thank Him very much.


  1. You are the gift young lady ! And we are the ones blessed with you, your love and inspiration. My heart is overflowing with emotion all from your words I read and your smile I see in my thoughts. Big bear hugs to you Carlene. See you soon.

  2. Glad to hear that you're home and things went well today. Our prayers are and continue to be with you.

    Aunt Laralee,

  3. Thinking of you today. I wish I could give you a hug.

    Love you,