The amount of love my family and I have felt throughout all of this cancer nonsense is amazing. From comments on here and on Facebook, to prayers being offered up from literally all over the country, to straight up cash. My BFF Tammy had a garage sale today, taking donations on my behalf, and gave Kevin a chunk of the proceeds when he stopped by earlier this afternoon. Before he got home, she called to let him know there was nearly $100 more.
What a blessing this is. I have already wracked up more than 500 miles in visits to various doctors and many of the items I need for my post-op care are not covered on my Flex spending card through work (because they don't require a prescription) and the little things add up fast. I am blown away that Tammy and Greg would go to all of this work, and that people who do not know me would donate items for us. I don't know what to say.
I tried to cut down to one pain pill for a couple of doses, and have regretted it each time. I figured the Valium was the most important, since most of the pain is a result of the stretching muscle from the tissue expander. However, those times where I've cut the pain meds in half have left me in tears. We'll give it the rest of the weekend before we do THAT again.
Kevin's mom is here and helping a great deal. She takes some worries and chores off me AND Kevin. It's nice to have another resource. I think she's headed home tomorrow, and Kevin is heading back to work on Monday. That gives me today and tomorrow to figure out what I can and cannot do by myself.
I was hoping to be able to shower alone, but there are some things that need done around the drain tubes that I cannot reach (sorry for the TMI) so I'll be waiting for him to come home. If I get very desperate for a shower, I'll call and ask Mom to come. I've pretty much lost all modesty over the past few days.
Got a question? I'll answer. Wanna see a picture of something? I'll email you. I'm not even kidding. I've shown a few. It's pretty amazing stuff, really. Gross to think about, but amazing as far as how things work. I cannot WAIT to gain my independence back, but I may as well educate folks about cancer treatment in the mean time, right?
LOL Can you tell I'm feeling good right now? That was a long entry!