Friday, May 1, 2009

Day Five Arizona

Today we headed west to the Sunridge Canyon Golf Course in Fountain Hills. This was a desert golf course and we felt like we were in the desert. It was 100 degrees today with a slight breeze, and I mean slight. Our tee time was at 1 pm, of course the hottest part of the day. We actually did not mind the weather. It really did not feel as if it was that hot out. The course is carved out of a canyon with lots of cactus, native desert plants, elevated greens and tees and lots of trouble if your shot goes astray. This was my second favorite golf course. The course was very challenging, beautiful and fun. It seemed as if we were the only ones on this course today and when I asked the caddy who cleaned my clubs where everyone was he said "maam it's a little too hot for the regulars to come out today." Although our GPS system in our golf cart alerted us to the $39.00 replay special (who in their right mind would play again when it was 100 degrees) we opted to head home to the pool. And that is exactly what I did. I headed out for a swim to cool down and have a few cocktails by the pool before dinner.

Tomorrow..... the Pink Jeep Tour in Sedona.

It was so hot I went bald today!


TGIF! I slept in my bed last night! I didn't think I could but it was manageable and I slept well. I am feeling good today and I think I may not need any pain meds.
I have nothing planned today except to work on my 365 Project and take a nap.
So far so good.... and the boob looks great! I am thrilled!

I will post an Arizona trip report later today but will leave you with these photos of my gorgeous daughter on prom day!

Thursday, April 30, 2009

I have boobs!

Surgery went well, and I now have a set of boobs,although not evenly matched yet but in time they will be. Surgery took about 3 1/2 hours on Tuesday morning and I opted to come home last night after being cleared by Dr. John. For those of you who know of my journey I am not too fond of hospitals and have not had the best experience thus far, so my plan was to stay for as short a time as possible. Everyone knows you never get any rest in a hospital. Because of my "flap" surgery I was to be checked on every 2 hours,,,,, and that means round the clock. So for the first night I had someone poking me in the chest every two hours. I felt well enough and my pain was under control to head home and spend the night in my recliner on Wednesday.

My care in the hospital was wonderful! I loved all my little nurses. They were a young group of ladies who are very dedicated to the nursing profession and worked very hard for their patients. They took great care of me.

Now Dr. John on the other hand is AMAZING! I was pleasantly shocked when I took a peek under my gown after surgery and saw what he had done. Really, I can not tell you what he can do considering what he had to work with on me. And if I think it looks good now after one day of surgery it can only look better in the weeks to come. He truly has a gift for plastic surgery!!!

The one thing I was not expecting from this surgery is the pain. I had a thoracic spinal when I had my mastectomy and was pretty much numb from the neck to waist my whole hospital stay. Unfortunately I did not have that this time. Besides being cut in the front I also was cut in the back to get the skin graft and I have been in pain, I won't lie. Morphine in the hospital did not seem to do much so I then tried oral Vicodin and that seems to help. I am able to get around the house pretty well, but getting up and down is a bit difficult. I currently have 4 drains coming out of my side and back, hopefully 2 of those will come out on Monday when I go to see him.
They actually aren't as bad as the other drains I had from the first surgery, as these are not near my armpit this time and seem to stay out of the way.

So for now, I am doing pretty much nothing but resting! (well I did do a few loads of wash) Thankfully Roxie has been a little dream today and is not getting into too much trouble.

I will continue my Arizona trip tomorrow and give you an update on my recovery.

Home from Hotel Froedert

I am home and doing well! I will update after breakfast of coffee and Vicodin!

Monday, April 27, 2009

short break

I will be taking a short break from my blog and trip report as I am having surgery tomorrow and will be in the hospital for at least one, maybe two days. I will post when I am home and recuperating!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Day Four Arizona!

Today we headed north about an hour and 15 minutes to Sedona to the Sedona Golf Club. Sedona is known for its beautiful red mountains. We had a great day of golfing with breathtaking views of the mountains. The temperature in Phoenix was about 89 and the temp in Sedona was about 75, perfect for golfing! This was my favorite golf course that we played while we were out there.

Natalie lounged by the pool and relaxed all day! She was in heaven.