Breast, cancer, chemotherapy, lumpectomy, mastectomy, skin-sparing
“Time Heals all Wounds”
We currently await our final decision on the oncology plan as well as our final fill before the swap out. This coming week will be the final fill, we’ll schedule a date for surgery, and then begin the recuperation period. Amazingly it is hardly the major topic on our mind these days
I wish I could tell our children about the emotions of the world today with a global recession, a new political environment, and many other macroevents affecting their family, friends, and community around them. Someday they will see how difficult it is to raise a family and live a clean life devoid of heartache and stress. In their smiles and laughter and innocence I see inspiration and drive to keep them away from the pain around them. Daily I hear about families having to sell their homes or move away and it saddens me to hear that people are having to take such sacrifices to keep afloat.
My dad used to say that Time Heals All Wounds, but actions are important to me as I’d rather not sit still. It is time I believe to work overtime and put in the extra effort needed to make sure we can maintain the course in these tough times. Fortunately as a family we have a diverse plan of action that will help us to syndicate our efforts and spread the risk as well as maximize our efforts. Tough times bring out the best in some and I am hoping that in these tough timeswe can just stay the course.
Today finished a stretch of events which have been distracting our family beyond our fight against cancer. With 75 days left in the year we will begin a stretch that will challenge our imagination, our creativity, and our inner fortitude despite the many distractions in the coming months.
But first we need to decide on an adjuvant therapy plan for my wife and a schedule that we can use as a guide to bring back health and normalcy to our family.
Hi. Came across your blog while researching whether there should be intermittent tissue looking stuff draining through the tubes. Anyway, thoughts and well-wishes to you and you wife. I am ten days post prophylactic bilateral mastectomy and these drains are going to cause psychosis. But for the drains, I’d be pretty “fine”. Last night, I was up (out of the bed) from midnight to 6:30 because I’m so frickin ready to sleep on my side and I feel like I’m coming out of my skin. Can’t get my body to relax. But, still too much drainage for removal. AAAARRRGGGHHHH! That being said, I’m fortunate in that I do not have cancer and so I look at the bright side. Just wanted to send a note of empathy an acknowledgement to you of the great support you seem to be providing your wife. Will be sending prayers.
Yes, it really isn’t tissue if it is similar to what we had. You need to strip those drains real good. The fact that the “strands” are still coming down the tubes means that they are not clogged which is a god thing. My wife’s tubes did eventually clog up and then we had some leakage as the pumps no longer had any suction.