Inside the Recovery Room — aka: Our Couch

Jeremy here. I’m happy to report that today’s surgery was a success! The lovely Miss Mariah is recovering incredibly well… at our house, no less! Indeed, today’s procedure was an out patient one, despite its severity. For now, she’s on a strict regimen of painkillers every 4 hours for the next day, so for me, it’s all about scheduling and trying to keep her from watering plants (it’s not easy).

Next up — after a ton of rest — will be awaiting fun stuff like pathology results and genetic evaluations, which will determine if there are to be more surgeries, as well as what type of chemo she’ll get (there are few — some kinder than others). It’s one of the first things they taught us in orientation — each breast cancer is different… and you’re in it for the long haul. It’s important to remember just how much of a marathon this whole ordeal is.

So we take each step as it comes. That’s really been the key to all of this. Tackling one obstacle at a time. Not getting overwhelmed with the big picture or getting ahead of ourselves. It’s what gets us through… That and support. Holy smokes, have we got a great home team! Thank you one and all. 

So that’s it for now. Until next time when Mariah chimes in not all hopped up on drugs, this Jeremy. Over and out.