October 26, 2008

And this too shall pass...

I leave today for the drive up to the medical center as I have to be there very early in the morning. My parents are taking me and staying with me until Tuesday when I will be discharged. Not sure what to expect or what condition I will be in...keep posting here and please keep phone calls to a minimum as i recover. I believe a friend will post my status in the next day or so.

Chemo was bad, I never want to go through that again...this is going to be under anesthesia (which is good) and then each day i'll heal...every few weeks I'll get saline added to the expander and next summer another surgery...but that is very far off...in the mean time I'll have daily radiation to keep me occupied this winter.
My parents will be in the waiting room for 3-5 hours...my prayers are with them as they struggle to help me in so many ways. Thanks be to God for having me move to be close to them.

My children will be with friends and my gratitude is with those that will be watching them for me as well. Amazing women (and a great guy) are all around us...but we have to work at relationships...i don't have sisters and I really consider many of my friends to be lifers...sisters in a sense...I do hope to pay all this attention that they have heaped onto me forward to another friend some day. Just hope it's for a better situation and not cancer.

The small wall quilt above is a piece my middle DD did these past couple of months. We worked on it together but she lead the process. She calls it "Sunshine" and she has identified all the flowers to be "mommy and her girls" (mommy is the biggest). Kids are amazing...this is such a great visual hug from afar, I guess I'm doing something right?
blessings to all, as always.


  1. We'll be praying for you in your recovery. Beautiful quilt, just brought tears to my eyes.

  2. The wall hanging is wonderful! What a creative girl you have.

    Best of luck tomorrow, you will be in my prayers.

  3. Hi Jodi,
    I am already sending extra prayers your way for your journey tomorrow. I am certain God will bless the hands of your surgeons and the results will be posistive. We have made it through the tourchery of chemo and the rest will come much easier. Rest easy my friend, take time to heal and be gentle to yourself. With much love,

  4. My very best to you and your family.

    Sunshine is beautiful and it is amazing what small ones can do for others.

  5. Thinking about you today. :) My little bit of advice is find a small pillow to stick under your armpit. I walked around with one for at least 2 weeks after surgery. And stay on top of your meds. *hugs*

  6. Jodi, my prayers are with you and your family. You are so thoughtful and selfless to mention your parents need prayers too. That is certainlly true. We will be thinking and praying for you. God bless and looking forward to your next post when all this is over. ~Amy

  7. You and your daughters are in my thoughts. I hope you recover quickly. Hugs

  8. My prayers will be with you as you go through your surgery and recovery. God is watching over you and your family.

  9. Hi there Jodi,

    I wish you the best of luck as you go forth with your treatments. I will keep you in my prayers. Stay strong with a positive attitude, it makes a world of difference!