I have an appointment with Dr Jones in about 2 hours. I’m expecting everything to be fine considering I had a good report from Dr Barnhill last week and met with Dr Sullivan yesterday. Dr Jones is my breast surgeon who does the ultra sounds and biopsies and did my mastectomy in 2013. Dr Barnhill is my Oncologist and Dr. Sullivan is my surgeon who does my reconstruction surgeries.
I have surgery on Thursday, 12/4, with Dr Sullivan. He’ll be doing my reconstruction/revision surgery and removing my port. I am currently marked up with blue ink and was sent home with a blue Magic Marker to make sure a few marks don’t fade away before Thursday. As usual, I am looking forward to this surgery and hospital stay. Right now I’m scheduled to be in one night but I’ll see if I can push for an extra night since I might never be back.
While waiting for my pre-op appointments I ran into a very frightened, nervous woman. She was diagnosed about 2 weeks ago and was meeting with Dr Sullivan for the first time. I tried everything I could to help her feel comfortable knowing that she was in The Best hands at the Best Hospital she could be at. Luckily, I know she’ll realize this someday. I just wish I could have helped her realize it now, before her surgery.
I’m so thankful I’ve been able to remain positive throughout my breast cancer journey and hope I can continue to be positive. I continue to be thankful for my family and friends who have encouraged me and supported me. Things happen for a reason and while we might not understand the reasons or the timing, God has a plan and I’m thankful for that.
I’ve heard from a few of you regarding the You Night event in March. The tickets are still $100 and the organizers ask for money now so they can begin organizing the event. They are not a big organization with accounts full of money so the ticket sales help get the event going. I am so excited about this event! Everyone is meeting this Thursday to watch video from the October event where we kicked off NOLA Fashion Week. Since I won’t be able to attend (stuck in a hospital bed under lots of pain meds) some of the women plan to visit me in the hospital. Just the thought of them wanting to come by is good enough for me. I barely know these women but we all support each other in any way we can!
Please let me know ASAP if you’re interested in getting tickets now for $100. Tickets will still be available for $125 through the night of the event. Again, they ask for the models/cancer survivor to sell 10 advance tickets each so the organizers have a budget to work with. The ticket sales go towards the event and empowering the model/survivors. The tickets include food, drinks, runway show and party. Let me know if you have any questions.
Here’s the link to more info about the New Orleans event http://www.younightevents.com/#!new-orleans-2015/c1y3t The picture of me… well… I did send them others but oh well! And remember, if you send me a check for $100 you don’t have to pay the extra handling fee.
|My moms car belongs in Louisiana!|
|Taking care of business.|
|Bobby and me on our anniversary.|