I have had a lot on my plate since my surgery, but just wanted to post a quick update!
I was discharged on Friday, which was pretty shocking! After speaking to my oncologist, she decided we would start my chemo on Thursday the 26th, so I could have a little more time to recover. All I could think was CHRISTMAS AT HOME WITH MY FAMILY! Elated doesn’t quite describe how I felt/am feeling.
We hosted Christmas Eve for my husbands side, which was tons of fun. I really love them all so much, and I’ve always felt lucky that I’m so close with my in-laws. Today I’m up super early, to try to capture Mack’s face on camera when he sees his gifts. He might actually pee his pants. We will spend the rest of the day with my family 🙂
Like I said, this was just a quick update, but I wanted to say the following: recently, my blog has reached more people than I ever expected. I don’t think there is any way to really express our gratitude to all of you wonderful people whom we’ve never met, but who have sent us cards, well wishes, prayers, et al. It is so touching, and please know how much we appreciate it.
I also really wanted to thank my friends who totally stocked our fridge/pantry/freezer with food, drinks and meals when I came home from the hospital, as well as my amazing friends from high school, who had a ton of gifts donated so that Mack could have an amazing christmas. I love you guys so much. I have always been grateful for our friendships, but now more than ever before 🙂
Derek and I have hugged and kissed more in the past few days then we have in the 5 years we’ve been together. We are truly cherishing every moment we have together! Tonight, my whole family, including myself, will get buzz cuts. And so in begins the battle! Screw you, cancer, and merry Xmas everyone!
Ps: pros: my nephews think my scars are cool, and that I look “tough”. Also I fit into a pair of jeans from high school yesterday, now that my giant spleen is gone! 🙂