Monday, May 16, 2011

life after surgery...

I've started writing a blog entry at least 10 times since my surgery. It's been tough for me to write about how I'm doing because it changes from day to day... even minute to minute. I've had a lot of good days and some not so good days. It's been 3 weeks since my surgery and even with the tough days, I am doing better than I ever imagined I would. I feel good for the most part and happy the cancer is out of my body. I have a lot to be thankful for right now and I really am thankful. But, I have days where this is hard for me. I look at myself in the mirror and don't recognize the person looking back at me. I don't look like myself and some days I don't feel like myself.

I have a Pet Scan scheduled for tomorrow. This scan is to check the spots found on my liver and lungs. My doctor has not seen these spots as a concern, but just wants to make sure there hasn't been any changes since my first scan in November. I trust my doctor that these nodules are not cancer, but I can't help but feel anxious. I will keep everyone updated.


  1. Margie, I appreciate hearing your thoughts and feelings regarding this chapter in your life. I celebrate the success of your treamtment and procedure. I pray for God's grace to sustain you in your recovery. I also pray that God would use this incredible challenge that you've faced to forge a Christ-like character in you that will impact your children and their children in the years to come.
    Sincerely, Scott

  2. Margie, I can relate to what you're going through, I also went through breast cancer and mastectomy surgery myself in 2009. I'd like to reach out to you and help if I can. I am here to talk, listen and share my own story if you'd like. I recently saw your friend Justine at my garage sale fundraiser, so she can also tell you a little bit about me. :) I know its difficult to talk about, but sharing your feelings with someone who has gone through the same thing can be very helpful and comforting. Here's my email, contact me anytime. Sending love and prayers your way.

  3. Margie,

    Even though we are in Houston we think of you often and stay on top of your blog. You just stay positive & get healthy so you can enjoy your girls without having to feel sick or having your mind on that stuff! Just know how many people love you and are praying for a full recovery & a long life of healthy, happy times!! Give your girls a big hug! xoxoxo Janet & Roger

  4. Sweetie, my name is Margie also. I loved your comments and energy. I believe the key is attitude and God. It has been 22 years since i was diagnosed. I had 3 children at the time, ages 3,6,and 9; I thought I was going to die. I did not know anyone who had Breast Cancer, except my Aunt who had dies years before and an uncle on the same side of the family. It does become better, you will live and see great days ahead. My daughter who was 25 had breast cancer, like me, a double mastecomy and reconstruction. It took me 20 years before i had any breast put on. long story. but You will live to see your children grown, married and become a grandma. this too shall pass. My prayers are with you. Margie 2.