I have received so many cards, messages, prayers and gifts and feel humbled and supported by all of you. I have laughed at your messages and cried at your notes. I had a good week and I’m ready for surgery. My Mom has arrived, and mom’s always make things better. She came bearing gifts from my relatives and arms full of love. I have prayer blanks and feel wrapped in their warmth.
The final step before surgery was to remove my toenail polish and I find that I have a bit of a rebel in me. I asked my husband if there is any medical reason for me to do this and he told me to just follow the instruction. Well . . . I plan to fight breast cancer and fight or change stupid rules! So I left the nail polish on my middle toe as an act of rebellion. I have pink socks on so maybe they won’t notice. I will remove my jewelry, but only because I happen to love it and want it safe. I will not shave my armpit — bit I will shave the other one! I will not eat or drink anything after midnight, but someone better wave a cup of coffee under my nose about 7 a.m. or dye the IV solution coffee color. I will laugh if they mark “non-compliant patient” on my chart.
I know that I have the easy part today as I get to sleep through the procedure. I know how hard waiting is, so I will have my son, Steven, post a quick update on my blog sometime late tonight when he gets to the house. Don’t forget to send my your photos if you are wearing pink!