Tuesday, May 11, 2010

A day in the valley....

Dani and I leave at 6:00 AM tomorrow morning, I have another day of medical fun planned. I am scheduled for 2 outpatient procedures at the Virginia Piper Outpatient Clinic, a section of Scottsdale Healthcare Shea. My plastic surgeon Dr. Berardi is planning on removing a section of dead skin tissue in the vicinity of where my right breast use to be. Since I like combining as many procedures as possible I also have Dr. Bornstein scrubbing in to put in my port-o-cath (this device will save me numerous, painful injections during chemotherapy). I don't think either of these procedures is too big of a deal. The surgeon mentioned something like light sedation, I think that translates to a vodka tonic instead of a martini....god knows I could use either at this present junction. The fun begins at 10:45 with pre-registration at 8:45.
My afternoon is booked with 2 week post-op appointments with Dr. Bornstein and Dr. Janiceck.
Which leads me to the statement "HOW TIME FLYS" it has been 2 weeks since my release from Thompson Peak. I have really come along way. My mobility is improving daily, the wonderful food and rest have aided in my healing.
I am dreading the long day tomorrow, but appreciate the doctors coordinating the schedule to allow for a single trip.
The hard part really falls on Dani, she has to drive, wait, and then get my some-what loopy post-op self to a couple of Doctor appointments. Luckily they are all in the same neighborhood. Dani is however highly trained in handling my somewhat loopy self so there really is no one better for the job. Who knew we were actually in training on those wild nights on Whiskey Row :)?
Early to bed tonight as we have to rise early.....
Keep us in your thoughts for a smooth day tomorrow, drink water and breathe.........


  1. Hi there, I'm one of Sean's friends. Thought I'd stop in and let you know I'm praying for you.

    May all your procedures go well and may your doctors and nurses be gentle as they care for you.

  2. Sarah, you are an amazing, strong, blessed woman. I will be praying for you through your chemotherapy and whatever steps in this process you still have to forge. Thanks for directing me to your blog. Please let me know if I can do anything for you.