The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in Him, and I am helped; therefore my heart greatly rejoices, and with my song I will praise Him. Psalm 28:7
First of all, let me say that I hope I am not boring my readers with my daily recovery stories, but, I have scoured the internet for blogs written by women who have undergone mastectomies and reconstruction and I just haven't found that many written by women like me--women who are my age, or who homeschool, or are full time homemakers, or just have lifestyles like mine. So, I want to blog my experience in hopes of helping some lady doing a google search wanting to read about someone like her. Does that make sense?
So, on to today's report. Today is day 9 after my surgery. I have had no pain medication, not even a tylenol in 24 hours! I still suffer nausea, so I am taking Zofran a couple of times a day. I am not sure what is causing the nausea, but it makes me miserable, so I am taking the Zofran. I took a shower, washed my hair, put on my make-up, and fixed my hair all by myself today! And then I took a one hour nap!
My mama went home today. She has been with my children for ten days, and she has been at my house with all of us for six days. But I feel well enough now to be here alone with my children, and I know that she needed to get home to and check on my daddy and grandmother. Plus my daddy's birthday is tomorrow! My mama has been invaluable these last several days. Before my surgery, I thought I would be just fine here at home recovering alone with my family......but my mother insisted that she needed to stay. Wow! She was right! I could have never made it this last week without her being here. She is just a phone call and three hours away if I need her to come back, but I am going to try to make it alone now.
School--well, we are doing the school of life right now. My girls are putting into practice all of their homemaking skills, and my boys are doing all of the manly chores. And they are all earning an A+! Thankfully, my dear, dear friends are bringing meals to our family six days a week for the next few weeks! How great is that?? I hope to feel up to reading aloud to the children beginning on Monday, and maybe we can start back to full school a week later. But, I am not going to push it. I have many, many doctor visits for the next few months, and we are just going to work around that.
My reading--so far, I have just not been able to read much except Facebook and blogs. I just get so sleepy and it's hard for me to concentrate. Several friends have given me inspirational books and I bought a couple of books for myself before my surgery, and of course, I am way behind in my Read the Bible in 90 Days Plan. I haven't decided if I want to try to spend the next two weeks trying to catch up, or just begin tomorrow where I left off, reading one day's readings per day, and just stretching this plan to 120 days. I think that is more reasonable. I can't wait to read all of my new books!
I cannot thank each of you enough for your Facebook comments, emails, phone calls, texts, and visits. I treasure your friendships!