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The Road Before & After Surgery
January 12, 2018
Freeze... Cut... Chemo
Mood:  on fire
Now Playing: Day 2929-Chapter 3... Happiness~My Silver Lining


A HUGE surprise awaited us before heading out on the open road late this morning...


We even called ahead of time to make sure that my surgery wasn't canceled. But nope... everything remained right on track to get this surgery done and over with!

I would be lying, if I said that I wasn't a bit nervous. This gal does better being knocked out, cold turkey, during any surgery. The mere thought of having to be awake through the entire procedure left me feeling a bit uneasy. But tis better now to get these skin lesions under control! I can't believe it... but here I go again. Less than 2 weeks later... another surgery.

Poor Eric... he hadn't even slept yet this morning after just getting home from work, changing clothes and having to head out the door with me. Our life has yet to slow down. What we both need this year is a much needed break. More like... a long overdue vacation since we weren't able to take one last year. A great escape for the mind, body and soul! Florida sounds like a wonderful idea for later this year. However, we have far more important matters to attend to such as our move out west. So many things that need to go as-smoothly-as possible before loading up all our contents and getting our fur children ready for the long, picturesque trek out west. We both are super excited for all of the amazing opportunities that lie ahead for us this new year!

But first... there are surgeries, recoveries and lots of follow-up appointments that I must attend while we are still living along the Ohio/Indiana/Kentucky border.

Today, I not only learned a bit more about the various ways that skin cancer is treated. All in hopes of a permanent cure. But as well, I have learned that skin cancer has come a very long way as far as different treatment options. I am lucky to have another skilled surgeon to add to my team of specialists. Not only does he have many decades of surgical experience removing various types of skin cancer. But as well, he was able to perform my surgery with minimal damage to the surrounding skin. Freeze, cut and chemo. That pretty much summed up a rather quick surgery. Removing both skin lesions. I didn't know they used liquid chemo for skin cancer? But they say you never truly learn it all in a lifetime. I may had rather been sleeping during the procedure. But on the flip-side... I learned a great deal as my surgeon talked me through the entire surgical procedure. It was rather fascinating! He even tolerated my, "OUCH! Good GRIEF!!" and other choice words during the freezing and cutting of the skin lesions.... Hahahahaha! And guess what? A mere hour later... surgery was complete.

I feel pretty darn proud of myself to finally be able to face a medical obstacle and this time... WIN!

If only other medical challenges were that easy. If only they were found much, much earlier. But tis all just a learning lesson. God gives his bigger challenges to his strongest warriors. Amen.


Posted by GastroparesisAwarenessCampaignOrg. at 12:01 AM EST
Updated: January 13, 2018 9:16 PM EST
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