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Mini update post-mastectomy

A quick little update - detailed post to follow shortly!

Arrived home yesterday afternoon to some giddy kiddies.  Surgery went as planned, and as per my plan, I have no pain whatsoever, was up and about several hours after surgery and can move my arm enough to tie my own head scarves.  Nails have already been re-painted.  Thank you everyone for your wonderful messages, love and support.  Life is grand!

Ellen

My Wrinkle in Time

Last Call (for Al-chemo-hol)
Drum roll please...I've tasted my final chemo cocktail!  I rung in Round 8 with three of my best friends at my bedside, while a dear old friend and fellow cancer survivor sipped herceptin in the chair next to mine, cheering me on every step of the way.  I came prepared for my final face-off with the frigid footwear; sporting my daughter's "monkey legs" (essentially, leg warmers) pulled down to my toes, I had instant toasty tootsies and ankles.  My nails, appropriately decked out in Sally Hansen's "Brisk Blue" were left to face the frosty wrath of the freezer mitts and booties one last time.  We chatted and laughed the hour away, pausing only to consume a steady stream of homemade bite-sized brownies.  Before I knew it, happy hour was over and it was time for me to sound the ginormous "end of chemo" bell.  And boy, did I ring that victory bell!  I was not leaving chemo pod land without a proper send off.
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