So today I went shopping. Rich had to go in to work, so I headed to Kohl's! I decided I wanted some cute pajamas for the hospital :-) (on sale and 20% coupon!). I'm bummed over the fact that I can't wear mascara or even deoderant (the most nerve-wracking day of my life and no deoderant???), or anything in my hair to the hospital. I had planned on putting some mousse in my hair after I washed it so it would hold its shape a little bit until I could shower. My husband (and probably most of you) thinks I'm being ridiculous, of course. But, hey, a girl's gotta think of these things--I bet many of you females out there would think about the same things--right?? But I was happy to get pajamas (3 different outfits). It made me feel good to be out doing normal things. I still have to get a haircut tho, but the place was too busy.
I ran into my cousin Brenda at Kohl's. It seemed so odd and out of place--she lives in Osceola. Maybe there was a reason we randomly ran into each other? It was nice to see her. I also got a call from aunt Helen this morning. That was very thoughtful of her--she let me know her and Jack will be thinking of me and praying for me.
Some people have asked me how I feel physically. I feel fine! The symptoms I am having aren't even bothersome. No cramping or stomach pain--nothing. This sort of makes it more difficult to go in for surgery. I know when the drugs wear off I'm gonna be in a lot of pain, and its hard to wrap my brain around the fact that I have a tumor in me!
I was happy to see from my pre-op tests that my hemoglobin is back up to 12.6. It was only 10.5 in Oct. due to some "female" trouble I was having. (Ladies if you want to know about the wonders of ablation, just ask!) I have definitely been feeling less tired after work. All the other tests came back fine too--white blood cell, kidney and liver function, etc. I'm hoping this all means the cancer hasn't spread.
So, hope this finds all of YOU doing well.
Love and blessing!!