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The Road Before & After Surgery
January 11, 2018
Another Step Closer! :)
Mood:  chillin'
Now Playing: Day 2928-Chapter 3... Happiness~My Silver Lining

 

What a day! What a very l-o-n-g day!

We are quickly making huge steps towards making sure our big move this summer is a huge success! Eric has been keeping in close contact with his assigned recruiter out west. Making sure that all necessary certifications and military documents are sent over to the recruiters office. We don't want to miss a thing or have anything delay the start of his training. Even going as far as making sure that nothing from the past comes back to haunt him. It's a good thing that I made a very wise decision to start this new year off on a positive note by changing my cell phone number of over 15 years. Now I don't have to hear such immature banter of using text messages or misconstruing text messages as a means of causing nothing but drama and mischief among those who did so for several years. Now those same individuals have no number and no forwarding information as we will be utilizing a P.O. box once we move into our new home. As stated before... I will not be any part of any mental games now or moving forward in the future. I have grown far wiser to know better. Sorry... but I guess those individuals will have to find someone else to taunt and torment with such silly nonsense and highly immature drama. We still have quite a few steps to go in the process of our big move. But we are super excited to announce that it WILL be happening this year. YAYYYY! 

As for making steps towards positive change... I have a few upcoming further surgical steps of my very own. Tomorrow will be skin lesion surgery to remove a few cancerous spots. I was told it will be a fairly easy surgical procedure. However, I honestly prefer to be cut while asleep under anesthesia. Not wide awake with mere local numbing anesthesia of the areas being removed. Thankfully the second smaller lesion was found upon further examination. I honestly thought it was just a mole, but at least it too will be removed tomorrow morning. I have had a few offline emails asking how I was able to become a surgical candidate after being denied so many prior surgeries with a compromised immune system. The answer to that very good question is that some surgeons will proceed ahead with liability wavers signed by the patient. There aren't that many surgeons, at least that I have come across, that will make such a huge decision to surgically proceed ahead. But thankfully, I have come across a few that will still honor the patients request and final decision. Regardless of how big or minor the surgery. A surgery is a surgery. It's still going to be tough on anyone with a compromised immune system. There is always the chance of surgical complications. What will never be surgically performed is removing the far bigger medical giant of large ovarian tumors. I went through the oncology process and maximum experimental therapies. Awakening the sleeping, yet still growing giant, isn't something that I believe to be such a wise idea anymore. At least both of my surgeons are able to get to the problem areas that have thankfully been found over the past few months. After tomorrows surgery, I will at least have a 3-month break before my next surgery to replace bone that had to be removed during my most recent surgery. I am definitely crossing my fingers that all signs of skin cancer are successfully removed tomorrow morning. Never, ever to return again.

One thing that I was super excited to get back to this evening was walking along the river. It's been quite awhile in between not feeling well and this crazy winter weather. Over the past few days it has felt more like spring here in our little, lazy, river town. A perfect opportunity to get out and enjoy a nice walk along the river trail before the rain heads back into the area for the remainder of the evening. Actually... over the next few days along with SNOW! YAYYYY! SNOW!!! It might not had been a picture perfect walk along the river. More so like a scene out of The Pirates Of The Caribbean. Hahahahaha! But I made it! I finally was able to get back to something that I truly enjoy! I give myself a round of applause for also being able to walk the entire trail along the river! WOO~HOO!!!

This evening it was all about taking it easy. Catching up on some of my favorite shows on the DVR and sifting through some really old photo albums. Gees! Talking about the beginning of photo bombing-selfies at the mere age of 9-years old! HAHAHAHAHA!

 


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Updated: January 12, 2018 8:28 AM EST
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