Our trip to Disney World, Post nipple reconstruction/revision

Be our Guest

Thank you…
for thinking of me
and then wondering
how you could help.
Thank you…
for doing what you did,
instead of being too busy,
or just forgetting about it.
Thank you…
For inking me
on your priority to-do list,
when you have
so many other things to do;
I am honored;
It meant a lot to me.
Thank you.

By Joanna Fuchs

 

Anyone who has read a few of my posts can probably draw the conclusion that I am not a wordsmith.  My writings are not polished but they are real and from the heart.  There are so many people who I wanted to thank. I found this and I think it fits perfectly.

From delivering meals to watching the kids, from stopping by, making a call, sending and e-mail, card, blog comment,  text or even Facebook post.  Goodies and flowers all thoughts from special people who have helped  myself and my family work our way through this experience just a bit smoother.  All appreciated!

There is one person who I have known for years who did none of these things. I know that I should not let things bother me but after oh, 25+ years of “friendship” to not warrant a few words even via text?  I am thankful for this also.  This experience has opened up a world of new friends and shown a light on those that were a bit more shallow. Life is too short to get bogged down.

Anyway, still very sore but at least the pain pills can keep up now, thankfully!  The Disney reservations continued today with the highlight being dinner at the new Be our Guest restaurant.  I am honestly not in love with the menu but that is not the point of eating there for the girls.  It is all about the dream!

And now we invite you to relax, let us pull up a 
chair as the dining room proudly presents – 
your dinner!
Be our guest! 

Pre-op Bilateral Prophylactic Mastectomy

3 days…and a thank you

Tomorrow is 3 days until surgery.. now we are close!  Three days…there are still a few areas to be cleaned, a little shopping to do and both girls will be moving up a karate belt on Saturday.  Other than that just some quiet time with my family.

Thank you to all of you who have sent me positive thoughts!  Whether it is friends who have called or come by, e-mailed or texted or the new friends I have found through this blog!  I never expected the support I would receive from people when I started this..to all Thank you!

Pre-op Bilateral Prophylactic Mastectomy

Friendship and continued preparation

Another week begins and the gap between me and the surgery closes.  Still way to far away to do a count down.  I spoke to a long-lost friend yesterday.  We have know each other since we were kids roughly 25+ years and have been through a lot of both good and bad times.  We all know how things happen you forget to call, then get busy maybe get mad that your forgot to call and got too busy and the next thing you know close to 2 years have past. I did not want anymore time to pass! It is always amazing though, no matter how long it has been you can still talk as if it was just yesterday.  It was great to reconnect and I will not forget to call next time!

I have a check list of sorts in my head to run through before the surgery.  Like I mentioned in keeping busy with the scrapbooks, I have a few project to wrap up etc.  I want to go into the hospital knowing that my family is taken care of and have little to stress about.  In my heart I know I will be fine and will only be away a few days but…there is always a but and always a possibility .  I have some wonderful friends who have offered to help Frank with the kids or who have asked what they like to eat so that there can be meal prepared for them.  I appreciate them all!

Some days I look at the clock and wish I could use one of the many magic wands that we have in the toy box and speed up time.  Then again this “waiting” has made me more appreciative of everything around me.  I enjoy watching the kids at activities just a bit more and the popcorn during yesterdays movie was awesome. I guess it is all about perspective.