Lori Update

Hi Everyone,

First, a certain little girl turns 1 this week. We had a small family party to celebrate on Saturday.

Second, after a couple of weeks without chemo, I have been less tired and while I still have neuropathy in my hands and feet it is getting better for the most part. The thumb and index finger on my good hand seem to be bearing the brunt of most of it. I have been assured it will get better with time.

The good news is that my surgery has been scheduled for this Friday afternoon. The plan is for a lumpectomy with an examination of some lymph nodes under my arm. This is what I have been praying for while preparing myself for a mastectomy. I won’t believe it until I am out of surgery though. I have great confidence in my surgeon and told her to do whatever she needs to do for the best outcome. Of course, a lumpectomy has a shorter recovery time too.

No matter how much breast tissue I lose I will need radiation after. I meet to discuss those options with the radiation specialist tomorrow. I also have a COVID test tomorrow just to be sure I don’t have it, then I have to quarantine myself with only Mr. Dollycas and Daughter #2, because they live with me, until I go to the hospital on Friday.

Until then I am making sure the Great Escapes Book Tour Bloggers have everything they need while I recover and getting my non-computer life in order. Mr. Dollycas is taking time off from work, Daughter #2 will be working but here in the evenings. Daughter #1 will be here to help after I get home and Son #2 is just a few blocks away to assist as needed.  They have all told me not to worry. I am sure they will get it all figured out.

For now, I am hoping and praying that things go as planned with no complications. Putting faith in my surgeon and in God’s hands. I am sure my family will be posting on Facebook and I will teach one of them to post here too. The support you have been giving me is so appreciated. Your thoughts and prayers have uplifted me and given me strength.

 

27 thoughts on “Lori Update

  1. Sounds like good planning and a wonderful Birthday celebration as well. So glad you have a strong and loving family support system!! Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers for God’s hand in your surgery Friday and your recovery. Take care and rest well!

  2. Happy Birthday to that beautiful little girl. Prayers and positive thoughts for you and your family. Take care of yourselves. We will all be here during your recovery.

  3. Prayers for your surgery this Friday, for clear margins and no lymph node involvement. In so glad that you have such a great family support system and I am praying for them as well. You’re wonderful to think of your friends and followers at this time ~

  4. Love, hugs, and prayers for surgery to go well and for a good outcome. Peace and comfort to you and your family!

  5. Bless you, dear. I have been where you are and I came through the surgery quite well. No discomfort or downtime. You are strong. You can do this! I will keep you in my prayers.

  6. Lori….keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. It sounds like you have a great surgeon and terrific doctors along with your amazingly supportive family. I have no doubt that “you got this” and will be back to doing what you love soon.

  7. Thank you for sharing your family happenings with your readers. That is the reason we care and support you as you include us in some special times. We respect you and your talent within the book world.
    Thank You
    Susan

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