The post op appointment in Springfield yesterday went very well. I had 33 staples removed from my midsection...big ouchie! Other than that, it was smooth sailing. My doctor gave me the pathology report which is very good. I'll be starting the 4th round of chemo in two weeks, the week after Memorial Day.
This was my first big outing since surgery and quite frankly, it took a lot out of me. After the appointment, Gayle, Steve, Bob and I went to lunch at Charlie Parker's, a 50's style diner in Springfield. I ate a lot! I slept in the car on the way home and then took a 2 hour nap when we got home. I still went to bed early too. I've been tired all day today (morning and afternoon naps) but I'm hoping that I'll have more energy tomorrow. I feel well most of the time and tend to forget that I had major surgery 2 and a half weeks ago! Gayle keeps reminding me of that and it makes me feel better. She always makes me feel better.
Thank you so much for your continued prayers and well wishes. I have to admit that there have been a few times when I have not been exactly joyful and have to vent (to Bob) about how much I hate having cancer. It's not all smiles around here, but it is mostly joyful, especially when my family is here, and for that I am thankful.
We recited our theme verses yesterday while those pesky staples were being removed! "Rejoice in the Lord always! I will say it again, Rejoice!"