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I Can Put On My Own Socks! – Recovery Overview

As much as I loved coming home from the hospital, it sucked to not have nurses taking care of me and keeping my pain pills on a schedule and helping me to the bathroom. Also, by the time I came … Continue reading

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Friday – Day 11 at the hospital

So, I can’t count. I thought until this week that I had only spent 10 days in the hospital. It was 12. Oops. Friday, April 5th, I started taking my targeted treatment pill. I had to drink some Miralax and … Continue reading

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Thursday and the Standoff

On Thursday, Nurse Monica told me that I couldn’t have any more Fentanyl because I would be going home soon. Did she know something that I didn’t? The cardiology doctors still didn’t like how much my heart was draining. Also, … Continue reading

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The Longest Day

Tuesday, April 2nd was the longest day ever! My appetite might have been funky, but not eating from midnight until after a 4 p.m. surgery was torture for me. I could have pills and water and nothing else. Oh, and … Continue reading

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The Pericardial Window

My nurse woke us up just before 6 a.m. on Thursday, March 28th. He seemed a little panicked. Surgery had just called, and they were ready for me. I needed to shower with pre-surgery soap before I could go, so … Continue reading

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The Echocardiogram & the E.R.

On Wednesday, March 27th, my husband (let’s call him C) and I got ready to head to the hospital for the Echocardiogram on my heart. I didn’t know what the heck that was, and I had sworn off Googling anything … Continue reading

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I got my first tattoos!

I got my first tattoos! The day after my all-day visit to the cancer clinic, I had my radiation planning session. The radiation technician gave the tattoos to me as part of mapping for radiation treatment. They’re little tiny blue … Continue reading

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