Wednesday, November 24, 2010

67. pre-op

i had pre-op this past monday. my surgeon ordered some extra things i wasn't expecting like an ECG and chest x-ray.

i guess the x-ray tech didn't really read the requisition for the x-ray because when she took the shot she said, "what the heck". lol. i laughed, then told her i had expanders in my breasts. she then said, "ooooooh". afterwards, she let me see the front and side profiles of my chest x-ray and it looked pretty funny.

i find this time around with stage 2 surgery, i am not freaked out at all. in fact, i am barely thinking about the date approaching. i only just checked now to see how many days away i am from exchange and it is only 12 days. the fear of cancer is gone since the first surgery and this wait all seems like a walk in the park in comparison.

i also returned home today after spending 11 days in the city. it was so great to get away and really helped boost my mood. it was a bit of a whirlwind with stuff to do everyday. it is nice to get back home to my kitties, but i find i am already homesick for the city again. it's where i want to be.

i'll be returning to the city again on dec. 2 so i can write my biology exam, and stay the rest of the weekend because my surgery will be on the 6th. i will miss my cats again, but next time i return to hamilton, it will be to move there...and my cats will be coming with me. january can't come soon enough:)


  1. You are an amazing young lady Rachel and I am touched at the choice you have made to protect your chances from ever getting Breast cancer..............I am so sorry it claimed the life of your mom and I look forward to meeting someday and hearing all the wonderful memories you have of her.

    I wish you luck on Dec.6th and a speedy recovery that will have you reunited with your cats. I wish I lived closer so I could visit you in the hospital :) You will be in my thoughts and prayers.


    PS:Good Luck on your Biology exam, I am sure you will do great!

  2. I am so excited for you. I have 5 more days till my Exchange Surgery and I can agree with the feeling like it is a "Walk in the Park"! Here's to moving on to bigger and better things. Hope all goes well....!