Saturday, June 13, 2009

Pain, frat boys, breakfast, and being tumor-free

I'm attached to a morphone dispensing machine with a button I get to press every 10 minutes as needed/desired. Yesterday the pain was so strong that I didn't think the machine worked so they upped me to the maximum allowed dosage. Since it builds up in the blood over time they said to definitely press the button every 10 minutes (doing so more often would not accomplish anything since it'll only dispense what I'm permitted to have, thank goodness). I felt like someone was standing on my chest with steak knives attached to their shoes which would drive deeper with every breath I took. This morning I'm finally feeling much less pain. It doesn't hurt to breathe anymore which is a huge relief. My room overlooks UCLA's fraternity house row. I can't see the frat boys though - what a bummer LOL. Just had breakfast - french toast, eggs, and fruit. I had NO nausea at all from the anaestesia yesterday which was a relief. :) Best of all, from all I can gather thus far, I am tumor-free now. :) Anyone that gives me any news indicating otherwise should hope to be wearing body armor at the time haha.

8 comments:

  1. LOL @ bady armor!

    You have kicked Cancer's butt!!

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  2. SOO glad you are doing well....saw your pic on FB and you look great! Hang in there Mama!

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  3. Glad to hear everything went well yesterday. Stay Strong!

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  4. You totally amaze me. You are strong, fearless and compasionate at a time when many would be self-absorbed. You are my hero and my role model. Hope you can feel the hugs being sent your way.

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  5. Hi Julie,
    So glad to hear that you're recovering well (thank goodness for drugs!), and that you were able to inspire Nathan to proactively fight cancer if he gets such a diagnosis. Thinking of you...
    Libby-CT

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  6. REALLY glad you are in less pain today. I was hoping it would be a lot better than yesterday. Hang in there and keep posting. I love reading your blog and FB updates :) Love ya!
    -Skye

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  7. Julie you ROCK! Too bad about the frat boys though. :( Aw well, maybe you can peek out before you leave...since you won't be back. *hugs*

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  8. I am so happy you made it through the surgery. Thinking and praying for you.

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