Another crazy day that almost makes having cancer seem worthwhile. Almost. Yesterday my mom and dad came home with fresh Krispy Kreme doughnuts for me. Well, as fresh as they can be from Iowa! My favorite! And they also had a new iPad and pink case for me! This was a way beyond necessary love gift from family members and friends that are so close they are practically family. Completely blown away with their generosity! I'm so glad the color for breast cancer is pink. That's always been my favorite color, now I will just see more of it!
This morning I arrived at church for Bible study to find pink everywhere. And as the ladies came walking in, they were all wearing pink! It was a sea of pink love and support from my Bible study ladies! You know that moment when you just don't have words, and then you realize that you're holding your breath. That's what it was like. I hate surprises when I can see them coming! This was a complete surprise and I loved it! Thanks to everyone in pink today, including Jerry Meras! Your prayers and support are amazing! Pace yourselves though. This is going to be a long road and it's only going to get harder and I can't do this on my own!
I feel the love! Thank you to every single one of you in that picture, and whoever is taking the picture and to anyone that wishes to be in the picture. Thank you to anyone and everyone who has sent a text, e-mail, facebook message, tweet, voicemail, snail mail...THANK YOU! I know it's imtimidating...what do you say to someone that has cancer? I know I wouldn't know what to say, but I do know that I'd rather hear the "wrong" thing than nothing at all! No one has offended me yet! Thank you for offering to help keep Ella busy. Thank you for offering to bring meals. (My amazing husband is a jack of all trades, but there will only be so many frozen pizzas, bowls of cereal and cheese stuffed pizza rolls that I can eat. Well, except for the last. I could eat those all day long!) Thank you being the hands and feet of God and thank you for all that you're still going to do. THANK YOU!
I had to leave early to make it to my appointment with my plastic surgeon in Plymouth. (That's a sentence I NEVER thought I would say! Ever.) My dad drove me there and waited for me. He sipped his coffee made from the Keurig machine and got caught up on his current events thanks to People magazine! Everything you've ever imagined about a plastic surgeons office is true! I would like to borrow some notes from their interior designer! It was beautiful and every detail was perfect, right down to signing in on an iPad! Dr. Kadkhodayan is fantastic. My deductive reasoning with the shimmery business card and cool last name panned out! She introduced herself and then asked me to tell her everything that had happened to bring me to this point and then to tell her, in a perfect world, what would I like to see happen from this point on. I like it when a Dr lets me talk. Turns out we were on the same page. She then proceeded give me all the pre- op instructions, prescriptions I would need following the surgery, a list of things to buy and do before and following surgery. Did you know they make mastectomy bras? Yeah, I didn't either. Then she took "before" pictures. Weirdest. Photo shoot. Ever. And I did some weird photo shoots as a junior-high student.
Squirrel! Speaking of junior high girls. Jillayne and I took our small group girls out to Cosetta's in St. Paul for dinner on Saturday night. The lines were long thanks to a lacrosse game and a roller derby match, game, tournament, race. Not sure what it's called. Honestly, I didn't even realize it a real thing! That made me think of Ella roller skating over at the rink with the school PSP group. Another junior high memory. Anyway. Amazing food. Amazing girls. A couple of them had gone shopping for me earlier in the day and had quite a bag of goodies for me! How sweet and thoughtful! It was a great night. Thank you, girls! You are a huge blessing and I hope you know I love you! If your parents ever get tired of you, you can come stay with me!