Thank you all so much for the overwhelming love and support. I can’t even express how each word has landed in my heart!
Well, its been about 7 days and I can’t even believe this is happening! Matt and I spent the day in Boston yesterday. I had a consult with the plastic surgeon that will work with my surgical oncologist. She is an amazing surgeon and comes highly recommended. That was the lighter part of the day…. even with all the gore of how this will all go down, I am confident that in the end, I’m going to be very happy with the results. Dana Farber was definitley a harder appointment. We met with a medical oncologist at Dana Farber. He went over my biopsy results, pending surgery and next steps after the surgery. We definitely have a clearer picture of how this will all go down and chemo seems to be lurking in the wings. Matt and I are powering through this to get as much information, confirmation, and guidance as we can. I am the luckiest girl in the world to have such an amazing husband!
My surgery is scheduled for Nov20. It will be about 5 hours and I will be at Mass General Hospital. It can take up to two weeks for all the pathology to come back so I will be home healing and waiting for next steps. I know that I will be in the hospital for two nights and can’t do anything for 6 weeks. I will be traveling back and forth to Boston quite a bit. My father and Liz will be here to make everything run smoothly as well as make an endless supply of comfort food for all!
I was scheduled to attend a yoga training in Utah on Nov 6-15. Ive been waiting for this training for a year! I decided I would wait for my surgery date to see if I could still pull it off. As much as I want to be the girl with her middle finger up to cancer, and head out to Utah, I feel like the place where I will get the most strength is home with Matt and the kids. I have amazing family and friends that are truly loving me up! I also have some outrageously inspiring friends who have traveleld this road before me…they are making sure I don’t miss a thing!
My faith and my yoga practice have given me a gift to keep reining myself back into the present moment. I keep coming back to right now and taking each thing as it comes, not focusing on what will be next. I am in good hands, I have a lot of faith and I have some kick ass guardian angels!
Tomorrow I have a proceedure that I need to get out of the way before any of this happens and I would love a little prayer that it is completely uneventful! I also have a dear friend that was diagnosed the day after me! If the prayers are flowing, send her some love too!
I will keep you posted!
Love, Carlene