What an amazing adventure I’ve begun. It sounds strange to call it amazing, but I’ve been able to see God through so many things in the last few days its unreal.
When I first met with the genetic counselor, she talked to me about an 18 year old girl who was going through the process.
Then, as I was getting dye injections,the doctor was telling me how her last patient was 18 and had 9 people with her. I was a little confused, but it turns out she was having her surgery that day with the same doctors right before me. Her name is Abby, and it turns out Abby and I were destined to cross paths somehow that day.
For those of you who didn’t know my family and friends decided to wear pink in my honor. 🙂 So did hers. So my 7 people and her 9 ended up in the waiting room together waiting for us to get out of surgery. 16 people in pink. 16 people who believed in two young girls going through something most people would never have to.
I’m lucky that I am the reason they started talking.
I knew how long the surgery would be so I created games/activities for my family to do while they waited. They had to make pictures of me, make friendship bracelets, write me letters about their day, play the dot game, pictures of my new boobs, some madlibs and pictures of them! They said it was so fun, and Abby’s family joined in on some of it too. Even some of the doctors and nurses made sure everyone was participating. It was a very cool experience.
One of the first things I remember after waking up were the hugs from my family (picture talledega nights from Ricky Bobby’s perspective but my family was saying nice things.) And then they told me about Abby and her family. I thought it was so cool and I couldn’t wait to meet her.
I got up and walked as much as I could so I could walk to her room. (She was around the nurses station across the hall). Abby and her family are so sweet and I’m so glad I got to meet and spend some time with them.
As for me, I’m feeling well now. I’m sore but it’s not unbearable. I quit taking my pain meds and have switched to Advil. Which is apparently impressive. Really the Percocet just made me feel weird. So Advil and Xanax it is for now.
Tobi is being sweet, he’s worried about me and so is Lacey. We were worried they’d try to jump on me, but so far so good. Also, I’ve peed about 50 or more times since I got out of surgery. It’s insane!!!!
Also, my skin feels so funny and I don’t
have nipples, but I haven’t seen that yet. So it’s fine.
I’m going to be just fine. This surgery wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. But I am exhausted from typing this so farewell for now. I love you all and thank you for your prayers. Keep them up and please also pray for my mom as her journey is just beginning. And pray for my new friend Abby, that she heals quickly too!