Save the date…

My next and (hopefully!!!!) final surgery will be on Tuesday, November 13th! ๐ŸŽ‰

It will be at East Cooper Medical Center, same as the last. Hopefully we’ll wake up on time this time since it’s 45 minutes away and we have to be there at 5:30. When I talked with the admissions nurse today, she said she usually hears that people get stuck in traffic, not that they oversleep. Glad I could be the first. Ha.

So this is the second stage of the breast reconstruction, revision of the abdominal incision (where there’s some serious scar tissue from when I had to get cut open), and port removal! So three parts, two surgeons, about three hours. I will probably have drains, too. Two up top and one at my belly. Yay. Not.

I’m bummed because my bestie will be in town and this is interfering with our time together, but it is what it is. We’ll just have to catch up again after. We’re going to get to spend a super fun weekend together in Columbia at a book signing, and we’re staying at a lake house which will be even more fun. So this is a crappy ending to our fun trip, but whatever. At least we get our fun trip!

In other news…

Today was Halloween and I had a good day. I saw one of my kiddos, did some pre-op stuff, and went to a Halloween party. I saw my niece, Gabby, and randomly saw some good friends of ours who were trick-or-treating with their kids. It was a nice day.

I am going with a couple coworkers to the South Carolina ABA conference next week. The conference is Monday and Tuesday in Greenville. It’s my first ABA conference, and I’m looking forward to it.

So…oncologist and more pre-op Monday the 12th. Surgery on Tuesday the 13th. Post-op on Monday the 19th. Probably another post-op sometime after that. Then I’m done!! I’ll still have the Lupron shots every four weeks, and daily meds, but that’s it.

In the meantime, I’ll be living my life.

โœŒ๐Ÿป โค๏ธ

6 thoughts on “Save the date…

  1. Cousin Debbie in NY November 1, 2018 / 3:58 am

    Hi Jennifer
    So happy you have a date for the final leg of this long adventure. We will keep sending prayers. Iโ€™ll be wearing
    your pink T-shirt that day sending you & Brad extra strength!

    Love you ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Mary Trivisonno November 1, 2018 / 7:42 am

    Jennifer,

    If you ever want to stay here at my house I would totally welcome you and whoever? FYI , just happy to help you out. You are welcome anytime.

    Mary

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    Liked by 1 person

    • Jennifer Elkins November 1, 2018 / 11:58 am

      Thank you so much!! With my new addiction to fishing, I may just take you up on that!!

      Like

  3. sarah November 1, 2018 / 12:37 pm

    You are an inspiration! Is this your 3rd or 4th book? I know iโ€™ve read 2.

    Liked by 1 person

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