Thursday, January 5, 2012

I'm home!!

Surgery went well!
It hurts like hell, but it's becoming more tolerable by the hour.

The first two days I vomited quite a bit, but only once so far today.

My meds are really helping.

I will type a little more when my head isn't such a blur.
Until then, here's some pics.

Angela's Team getting ready to head to the hospital. The shirts were such a fun surprise!




Catching the last glimpse of my boobs before surgery.


Surgery is over!

These are my drains. They will HOPEFULLY be out by next Friday.

The expanders are awesome. Considering they're temporary, I love them. We were hoping Dr Migliori would be able to fill them about 100 during surgery, he actually was able to fill 350 ccs on each side. That's remarkable! I will go back in 4-5 more times to get fills and then will start radiation.
I'm half tempted to post a pic of my expanders in my chest. Would that gross you out?
I'll think about that a little more.

Dr Bretzke will be calling this afternoon with the results of my pathology. I'm hopeful they got all the bad cells out.

Thanks for loving me, friends. You are the most supportive crew ever. <3

31 comments:

  1. I am not sure how you can make me smile when you are going through this, but that boob picture did it for me. So happy you are home!

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    1. You're just laughing because of my ridiculous forehead wrinkles. When the hell did those happen?!?

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  2. You are amazing and so inspirational! xoxo

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  3. I've been following your blog for only about a week and already love you! I am so glad you're recovering! Pictures don't gross me out :)

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  4. So glad things went well. I remember those drains - they were a pain and I just had 1! Hope recovery is quick.

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  5. Angela I love how thru it all you still have your amazing smile! Keep it up :) Glad to hear you finallly got to go home! I say post whatever pics you want to post :)

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  6. So glad everything went well! You amaze me with your attitude. And your family support system rocks.

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  7. Love the last peek pic. I have said it before, but I think you are amazing, of course I now know you get that from your wonderful family.

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  8. Jen Ageton HenrichsJanuary 5, 2012 at 1:32 PM

    So glad surgery went well and you are at home!! Thinking about you everyday and p.s pictures don't bother me...lol

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  9. I've been following you since last year. I woke up extra early to pray for you-- glad all went well!! Continuing the prayers!! You are inspirational!! Where can I send you little trinkets? Please post your PO box. :) Cin from CA

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    1. Thanks for your prayers and for following my blog, Cindy. :)

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  10. christa ShaughnessyJanuary 5, 2012 at 1:44 PM

    You continue to amaze me!! Love how you still have your smile! :)

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  11. Thank you for all of your prayers! You guys are seriously my dream team. :)
    Cindy, if you would like to send me your email address, I could mail you my address. You know that I only need your prayers though, not your gifts...right? <3

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  12. Oh beautiful woman! I am so amazed by how awesome you did and how great you are! Those drains match the pink theme =)
    Love ya!

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    1. EXACTLY my thought the first time I saw them. How fitting. :)

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  13. You are friggin' AMAZEBALLS!!! I can't believe you are STILL smiling!!! You are awesome!! :)

    I love how you have let us all in on your Cancer Road Trip. There are things I have learned from you that I can use to help others who are ill (Cancer or not). I think showing your pics would be awesome. You have shown us the REAL trip of CANCER...warts and all as they say.

    Love you and will continue praying for everyone on TEAM ANGELA!!!!

    ~Michelle Heatherly

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  14. OMG, my love. That pic of you and Eric made me bawl (I was already misty seeing the Team Angela photos) and then I was laughing through my tears as you looked at your boobies. Which I'm sure was bittersweet; a fond farewell to sick titties, but losing what you've always known. I am so proud of you, and so happy for you. You did it. You kicked it's ass and then some. And while you have more chemo and radiation to go through, you can be excited to know that it's basically preventative and you kicked cancer's ass to the curb for good.
    When you get your new boobies are you gonna go all Pam Anderson on us all?
    I love you, and you're always in my thoughts. <3

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  15. I had to walk away from this post and take a breather before posting a love to you. I've had non-stop goosebumps from the photos of love from your support team. I'm so proud of you for posting photos of yourself in your most vulnerable state and have the highest respect for you and your journey. I could only hope for your grace in this life.
    I'm so proud to know you. Keep kicking ass and try to hang in there through this pain. You are so loved...

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    1. You made me tear up, Annie Bananie. You have been so supportive and I really appreciate your comments throughout my crazy blog mutterings. It's nice to know sometimes that people are actually reading! I love you!

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  16. Thank You, Angela! You really do have the most supportive crew ever. What a blessing. Hang in there. This is only a Season. My email is: bellapinkbebe@yahoo.com :-)

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  17. So glad to see you are doing well- you are such an inspiration to me and everyone else-- wishing you a quick recovery and sending prayers your way!
    Stacy Sundine

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  18. Wow. Angela you bring me to tears. I am so proud of you! Your attitude and determination through all of this, you just amaze me. I love how your hubby, mom, dad n bro love you and are there to support you. I love the 'last glimpse' farewell to the tatas, truly bittersweet, but you still make it hilarious. You are the friend everyone NEEDS in their life, you are pure sunshine! I'm sure it's still a bumpy road ahead, but you my friend can handle anything! And I don't get grossed out at all, I like to see everything you are willing to share!;) I was fascinated by the dragon tat lady's pictures. Thanks for keeping us in the loop, been thinking about you tons and praying for your 'Team'! I hope the pain becomes more tolerable in the days ahead, get lots of rest and keep on smiling! Love you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!~Kyra

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  19. You are my Hero! You beautiful, beautiful woman!

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  20. Your attitude and beauty bring me to tears--the love of your family shines through in your Team photos and the love for your husband is apparant. We are all cheering you on every step of the way and are so proud of this MAJOR step in your victory against cancer. You are always in my prayers and on my mind.
    xoxox,
    Shady

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  21. I agree with a pp...how you manage to smile through all of this amazes me. You are one brave woman! So glad all went well and you will be healed in no time!

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    1. Oh, Liz, I'm not brave....just medicated! :) Thanks for your support. <3

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  22. I totally laughed out loud at the "last look picture." You are a funny girl! The anesthesia affects can be a bit rough. I hope you are done being sick. Thanks for sharing your journey. You have a huge following cheering you on and we all know you "got this!"

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  23. I don't post comments very often, but I read all the time. Just now getting a chance to see how it went. So glad everything went well! Continued prayers going your way!

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  24. Thanks for following, Rachel! I am now following your blog and am hoping I will get some tips on how to get my rear in gear and start running again! Mutual prayers, my friend!

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