We have been holding off blogging in hopes that we would have a surgery date to post....after a few phone calls there is nothing yet! BBB previously posted about patience for patients....we are praying for patience as we wait for confirmation.
Yesterday I had a great reiki session - very relaxing and puts my mind at ease. Reiki is something that my brother Trent and I have embraced over the past few years as a supplement to western medicine. Through a good friend, I have found the Reiki touch in Barb, a master here in Regina - very professional and very compassionate. Here is a great link with some very valuable information on Reiki - what is is and how it works. My brother Trent is also an Usui and Lightarian Reiki Master in Calgary. I am thankful for the engery he gives me.
Today the flaps separated and scared the heck out us! After a few doctors appointments and many phone including a wrong call transfer,a guardian angel named Patti G picked up the call. We were able to get into see a nurse (Jane -- another angel) for a flap clean up. As difficult as it was to hear that these flaps have failed and require removal, it was also comforting to know that when a surgery date is confirmed there will be no second guessing as to what procedures will take place - axillary node dissection and flap removal. In the meantime, I have to say it feels amazing to have clean flaps...
So yeah, although we feel a bit beat up emotionally by cancer today in that cancer took breasts and now flaps....at the end of the day we are ahead of the game - we have each other, we have great a great family and we have great friends. Cancer cannot take that away.
We will post the upcoming surgery date as soon as we receive the date.
Much love to all, Shelley & Bob