Saturday, July 11, 2009

Battle of the Bulge

I had Vince take this picture on Thursday so that I could make a comparison in a few weeks. I have never seen this before because I really didn't want to look at the lumps but you can see that on the left side right near the underarm there is a large bulge. Much scar tissue from previous surgery and yes, just a lot of fatty tissue and skin from losing weight. I am in very little pain but really stay ahead of it with the pain medicine. I have a drain on both sides but the right side is very light. I walked a few blocks this morning to get the blood moving. Went to Saturday Sampler at the quilt shop and after a couple of hours, I was ready to sit again.
I appreciate all the kind words from my blogging friends. I am very fortunate to have wonderful virtual and live friends. Again the hospital staff was outstanding. I even got a card signed by all who touched me in some way yesterday at the hospital before we left. From the greeter, to the OR Nurse, to the primary care nurses, they all signed it. What a place! Wanted to let you all know that I am still kicking and hope you have a wonderful weekend. Almost forgot to mention my dear husband, Vince. He is the best caregiver a person could have. I just need to tell him I love him more often so he knows how important he is to me. Lucky girl!

3 comments:

dillweed said...

hey grandma, hope your doing okay. see ya later, love, dillon

The Dash! said...

You're right :) If you have someone like Vince love you like you do.. half the battles in life are won already. I'm glad you came out the other side and are on the mend
Hugs
Cara

Reddirt Woman said...

Good to hear you made it through and had such good care both at the hospital and at home. What a jewel you have with Vince. Kudos to the main man!

And it was so cool to come to post and see the comment right at the top from your Dillon. If that doesn't get those good endorphins going I don't know what would.

I'll be looking to find out if the got the job done and you don't have the bleeding wound to ever deal with again.

Gentle hugs to you and I'm throwing a kiss to Vince for taking good care of you.

Helen