I finally was able to have one of the drains removed yesterday...yea!! Yes, it hurt. The surgeon also removed about half of the staples. He asked that I return on Monday to have the other drain out and the rest of the staples. That means I have at least 4 more full days and nights of this. I am still in some pain but, nothing that an ibuprofen can't handle. I'm still very sore and very numb. The doctor said I could expect to have the numbness for a year or more.
We have yet to discuss anything about treatment yet. In some ways, I'm glad about that as this is the part that I dread the most. I'm sure that in the next few weeks, the plan for the future will begin to take shape. Until then, I'm concentrating on recovering from the surgery itself and trying to keep a good mental attitude.
School started today! My first born started 2nd grade today! He looked so handsome in his new bright white shirt and his new backpack. Amelia starts prek 4 on Monday! She can hardly wait to join her brother at Assumption and put on her uniform for the first time. After Monday, it will just be Olivia and I at home. This is so weird. They grow so fast.
At some point today, I'll post some pictures that I've been waiting to add to the blog. I'm still learning about how to do all of this blogging stuff. Adding pictures is a process that sometimes can create big messes that are hard to clean up. I have a cheat sheet that I use to help me.
We'll see if I can get them up later.
Have a wonderful day!!