Saturday, August 1, 2009

Post op post

Yes, my intrepid readers, it is me, in the virtual flesh -- or what's left of it!

I wanted to put up a post to say thank you for all your support and encouragement....I've thought of so many of you this last week, you have helped me in moments you might not have imagined. Words you have said came back to me in times when I really needed them.

I am still a total wreck, but each day I see a tiny bit of progress. This has been an even rougher road than I could have possibly imagined.

Aside from the post op illness, I've been told by my mom that my plastic surgeon is an artist, by the visiting nurse that this is the best reconstruction she's ever seen, and by Michael that I look just like me, only beat up :)

I cannot seem to bring myself to look.

The next hurdle, cancer-wise, is to get the final pathology report back all clean -- no node involvement, no NAC atypia, nice clean margins. That is what I am longing for with all my heart. I think once I know that what is there will be staying I can look.

The skin issues are still on the fence, but they are not likely to be dire and seem to be perhaps about ready to turn the corner in a positive direction (fingers crossed)...so feel free to send more capillary vibes please!

Will write more when I can...much love & gratitude!!!!

20 comments:

notSupermum said...

It's fantastic to hear from you K, but don't overdo it! Take care, thinking of you. x

~Tessa~Scoffs said...

So glad to hear from you. Sounds like all good news. Big sigh of relief! Thank hubby for the update.

kiltsnquilts said...

Wow, posting already - you are amazing! Now is the time to relax and look after your inner and outer self, give yourself time to heal.
Sending positive vibes your way, capillary and otherwise :-)

Laurie said...

I am SO glad to get this news.

Speedy Recovery Vibes on the way!

{{{{{{{{{Kayleigh}}}}}}}}}}

Kendra said...

Phew, I am so relieved to see your post! Your spirits seems to be high which is just what you need for a speedy recovery. Relax and let people wait on you hand and foot for a while... you deserve it.

We are all thinking of you...

-- Kendra

Chuck Dilmore said...

Kayleigh!
beautiful to hear from you!

with are with you, through your healing.
best vibes & visions of wellness!

peace~
Chuck

Alison said...

Heal up fast, sweetie! So good to hear from you. Take care and lots of good healing thoughts to you!

sallymandy said...

Dear Kayleigh, I'm so so glad you're through the surgery. They never tell you what the post-surgery is like, do they? Otherwise people might not have surgeries they need. I'm sending all good wishes for the pathology report and for you and your family. It's an honor to share this journey with you even in a tiny way.

The Small Fabric Of My Life said...

So great to hear from you. I am hoping that it is all onwards and upwards from here.

Wendy said...

Kayleigh, I'm glad to hear you're on the mend. I know the road ahead looks dark and daunting, but we're here to hold your hand through it all.

Maddy Avena said...

Love and Light, Warriorgrrl. The VB has been informed of this post and we/I love you and wish you a gentle and speedy recovery and clean margins.
xoxoxox
Maddy

kitchenwench said...

this is septemberhippie from VB :) SO glad you're doing well! You're my hero, chica! Sending lots of light/love/positive energy your way.

My Shenanigans said...

Girl, I am so happy you're okay!!! You take care of yourself, I know it's going to be hard but you need to make yourself your number one priority!!! Get better!

The Writing Instinct said...

Kayleigh it is great to hear from you. My family were all awaiting good news and my hubby even questioned why I didn't send flowers. I wish I could (I understand privacy etc, otherwise I would love for you to email me your address when you are able to). Take it easy and please do not feel obliged to post/comment etc. Rest up and let your hubby and Mum look after you, pamper you. You deserve it.

Much love,
M. xxoo

Sheila said...

More capillary vibes coming your way! (((vibes)))

Great to hear from you, honey - hoping you're getting lots of rest.

Karen said...

Good job Honey!!! You did it! Hurrah for Kayleigh!

Imogen Lamport said...

Glad to hear you're getting better. I hope you've got some good strongo drugs to help you through.

Hoping that your results come back clean.

xox

pksarna said...

Oh, Kayleigh, I am so grateful for your surgical success. We were all praying so hard for you, and am so glad that you are the amazing warrior you are. You're going to get a lot better, and be strong physically soon.

Lots of love to you,
Puja

KayeStar said...

So glad that you have now completely jumped on the recovery wagon. Sending wonderful vibes to speed up that process. Keep us updated!

Hillary said...

Kayleigh I am so glad to see your husband's comment and you latest post. I will continue to keep you guys in my prayers. Much love!