I made it through surgery and here's what I wrote in my blurry state the next morning.
All of your intentions, prayers, and well wishes helped me through 14 hours yesterday in hospital. I arrived at 7 am driven by my daughter who stayed with me 4 hours in prep and imaging, and wire placement (for surgeon to identify area to remove). Then I had 4-5 hours of surgery, 5 hours in recovery, then picked up by my sister at 9 pm and taken back to her house to rest. I feel support and love from everyone. "
Now I am in my cozy home for last 24 hours waiting for edge of "cyclone" to pass my region of the Pacific NW, bracing for power loss but lucky thus far.
My 20 or so inches of incisions appear to be healing well. Restricted in movement, I am very grateful to those who have driven me places, gotten groceries and food, lifted things for me, etc. I meet my medical oncologist Wednesday and hope to have a clearer idea of my treatment plan, but all I know for certain at this point is I will need a broader area of radiation that could impact my right arm more, so I am knitting and typing while I can. It appears likely I may need chemo after all on top of hormonal blocking treatment and radiation, so I will update as I know.
Thank you to all again who have contributed to my gofundme bill paying fund, and those who have supported me in countless invisible and visible ways.
A most colorful distraction. Stephen West's design is the perfect journey to recover from surgery. Each section is like visiting a new country or tasting a new food.
SPOILER ALERT: Clue #1 of Shawlography Mystery Knit-a-Long. I am nearly done with Clue #2 and will post next.
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Staying close to the wealth of nature and making with my hands bring me greatest joy and comfort. You can find me on Instagram as @waterwomanknits, and on Ravelry as Waterwoman-Knits.