I am very grateful for all of your kind expressions of love and concern—they mean a great deal to me. I am especially thankful for the prayers going up on my behalf and all positive thoughts sent my way.
I’ll be having a bilateral mastectomy this week—on Tom’s birthday, in fact. I hate that the surgery fell on his birthday, but he says the best birthday present for him is having the hope that the surgeon will find and remove every last cancer cell.
I am very sad and very scared, but also more than ready to get this cancer out. I’m looking forward to seeing the faces of my three beloveds when I come out of the recovery room. Not only will my three favorite people in this world will be there, but Ariel will stay with me at home for a week and Benjamin will be there for several days. That in itself will be healing I’m sure.
I would appreciate your continued good thoughts and prayers. As soon as I’m coherent enough to do so (pain meds make me really dopey), I’ll let you know how things are going.