I am so very happy to announce that I am free of drains and stitches!!! The pulling of the drains was very painful, but I am so glad they are out. I had no idea that just inside my skin, each drain had a Y with 2 long drains that had been completely around the implant top and bottom. Rowen says they were 10 inches long, but he does tend to exaggerate a tiny bit, so maybe they were really eight inches? I am so relieved to be done with them! I have to keep on taking it really easy for at least 2 more weeks, then I can begin doing more strenuous things.
I get to have a shower today! Since I haven't had a real one for over 2 weeks, I am very excited about that too! I also get to quit taking the antibiotic from which I have been developing red spots all over my arms, legs, and tummy for the last three days. I no longer have to sleep on the incline pillow. I can sleep how I want to, except not on my tummy.
While we were out and about, we went to the oncologist's office so we would know where to go next week. Since we were there, we got to get all the paperwork done. I will see the oncologist on May 19. Her name is Dr. Ann Stroh. Please pray that the Lord will give her wisdom for exactly the best course of action for my particular case.
I cannot express how grateful I am to be prayed for by so many dear people! God has been good and faithful to me and our family and we know He will continue His goodness and faithfulness into our unknown future. That's Who He is!