Friday, March 2, 2012

In like a lion--in 28 days I am sure I'll be a lamb!

The mysterious quality of Time. It, in fact, does heal all wounds (should we, indeed, be desirous of healing).
Since last we spoke I have had the three month check-up with my breast surgeon, who, miraculously & gratefully, is finally off his mission to get me to take Arimidex.
I've also seen the plastic surgeon, who is still gliding around me as though I were a hammerhead, leaving a respectful area between us & never taking his eyes off of me.

This week I went to the specialty shop to get my "post mastectomy bra".
I was surly, I admit it. I told the woman I didn't know how she would be able to fit me, since now I am different sizes AND shapes. (*low growl*)
She, of course, was non-plussed. In that business she has had far more challenging patients than I, I do recognize.
She spent an hour with me, and we finally found a bra that felt comfortable AND looked pretty.
She looked at my insurance paperwork at one point & said that this insurance company required that the physician sign the paperwork on the same day that I had my fitting.
(Looking for ways to not pay much? Grrr.)
I suggested to simply fax it over, but half an hour later she said that my plastic surgeon had driven over on his lunch hour and was at the front desk signing my paperwork, "looking very uncomfortable".
He, plainly, does not want any extra phone calls from me!!

Today is the first day that I have actually felt a reduction in my pain, which I am very relieved at.
I thought I might also finally break the Nap Barrier but, no, I still needed to cuddle up with the animal tribe for two hours this afternoon.

I go back to work a week from today.
I feel like I actually need another week, but that's not going to happen...

Onward and upward!


mrs mediocrity said...

Baby steps...

Hopefully this next week will make a big difference! Fingers crossed for you...

SBloom said...

Skye, Healing thoughts your way at all times. Napping is a wonderful respite, don't fight it. I'm glad things are coming along.

d smith kaich jones said...

Well. Bless the bra saleswoman's heart for her patience - she is in the right job. And damn straight that the dr showed up to sign the paperwork - he should be paying for the bra.

Baby steps indeed. I wish I had an extra week to send you.

Love you much!

Frank said...

Thought of you while surfing the net. has a video/story of cancer survivors learning and performing burlesque.

Sending lots of light n love to you and your entire team (Yes, even him! ... and even some extra for breaking down any old beliefs/perceptions that no longer serve him)