The pain is manageable (w/ the pain meds of course). I've come to really really like the pain meds. Never before have I liked pain meds this much, not only do they eliminate pain but they make me sleep really really well too! They are the best. The only problem is keeping them all straight, which ones to take every 4 hours, 6 hours, once a day, twice a day.... but I think so far I've managed. With the help of some friends I made it down to the junk food wagons to enjoy a funnel cake and some fries loaded with vinigar!!! YUM!
My appointment with the oncologist has changed to Monday in Grand Rapids (although most of the treatments/appointments will take place in Holland in the future). I'm thrilled to be able to get in sooner than expected! I'm very ready to get these drains taken out so that I can take a shower, wash my hair on my own (although I'm very very grateful to Lindsey for washing and drying it for me). It will be a long time before I wear a lot of my clothes again, I look a little funny right now, but sweatshirts do thier job hiding it mostly! I'm ready mostly to know what treatments are going to follow, if the cancer has spread anywhere else and if I'm going to loose my hair. How long is this road going to be? So many questions that right now only God knows the answer too, I have to depend on him to guide me down this road, there is only one set of footprints here because he is carrying me! There is peace in his arms!