Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Today is the day

Surgery day!  Don't let the exclamation point fool you -- I am not excited about this, but very, very ready to get this over with.  I am so glad that I decided to go with the lumpectomy because this way I have the benefit of being able to tell myself that it's not as much surgery as it is a procedure.  No general anesthesia, (hopefully) no heavy duty painkillers, no overnight stay in the hospital.  All good things! 

I had my 5am light breakfast and 6am clear liquids.  I check into 6th floor surgery unit at 11am and surgery is at 12:30pm.  Surgery itself will take 2 hours and I get 2 hours in the recovery room before heading home.  I don't know much of what to expect after surgery other than knowing that I'm going to be out of it, tired, and probably pretty uncomfortable.  Lucky for me I have Charlie, my mom, Julie and Mary Margaret to take extra good care of me.

Thanks everyone for your well wishes and prayers.  See you on the other side!

Special cookies from Christy and Caitlin

12 comments:

The Dougherty Clan said...

Crossing off a big milestone on this journey today! You'll do great! Prayers for your doctors and nurses. You're a giant step closer to a 100% cancer free body - and we are with you all the way!

It may not be an ideal way to celebrate an anniversary, but you and Charlie are modeling the kind of marriage we should all honor annd celebrate!

Love, love, love!

jdoughe3 said...

Christy and Caitlin - Those cookies sure are "special". They do come in all shapes and sizes.

hibagel said...

Kirsten: The very best of luck to you on your surgery! I was so sorry to read this news but you have always had the best of spirits and I'm sure that will help you come out of this on top!!!
-Megan-

Aye Spy said...

My goodness, Kirsten! I had no idea. Good luck on your surgery, I will pray for you. I wish you every good thing, always.

Sarah Phelps

Mrs. Walker said...

Hurray for "boobie cookies"! Go get 'em beautiful! You are an incredbily strong woman and we love you like Paula Dean loves butter! Xoxo

Traci B. said...

Kirsten! Your attitude and humor during this situation are wonderful! Best of luck to you, and you are in my prayers. And those cookies look delicious! Good thing you're not giving up all sweets.

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calliebwhelan said...

Thinking of you and sending happy thoughts for a speedy recovery and a good appetite for what look like delish cookies!

:) I'm sure you did great!

Matt W said...

Hope you liked the booby cookies! Like I said earlier you are very strong and I am praying for you all day! Love you sister!

coco plum said...

I will be praying for you! I can't wait to hear the update.

Dottie said...

Think of you every day. Attitude, support people, doctors and their staff can make this journey doable. KEEP POSITIVE!

Shannon said...

Sending prayers and positive vibes your way.

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