Barbie’s Story

Site created on May 25, 2018

Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting. 
   This Thursday, May 31st is my first surgery, a lymphectomy to test the left sentinel node for cancer. We'll have to be at St. Joseph Hospital by 7:20, ugg :-))

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Journal entry by Barbie Alderfer

It's Day 8 after my required mastectomy.  Yesterday, I took no hyrocodone to see if I had finished needing it--not done! I didn't realize until this morning how much this pain med. is assisting my dealing with healing pain! Back on "track" I feel comfortable enough to sleep and feel grateful. What a process! Nathan, our son, helps me with measuring my draining fluid twice a day. I can see compassion in his expression. He is a huge support. We ARE getting through this. Peace, Barbie 
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