Sunday, April 4, 2010

New Date....April 16

I am happy to announce my surgery has been re-scheduled to April 16.

It has been 4 weeks since I had the injection at the hospital and 3 1/2 weeks since the "new" pain started on my thigh. Thankfully the neurologist was right and I'm feeling like myself again.

I started to feel a little better about 2 weeks ago and that was just being able to walk without the cane. So last Tuesday I checked out of Hotel "Parents" and came home. At first, it looked like I wouldn't be able to have my surgery until the last week of April, which I was really bummed about. My mom needed to go to Brazil to take care of some things so she took advantage of the break and left that Thursday night. My sisters are obviously pretty happy about that!

My first days back home were not easy because I think the long car ride didn't help but it steadily got better. I was finally able to drive again on about a week ago, I cleaned the tub this week (not that I'm so thrilled about that! LOL), and I've started to cook again (slowly but surely!).

Now that my mom is in Brazil, I find it really nice how many people are checking up on me to see how I'm doing and how many adoptive mothers I've got. During difficult times in your life, you can really figure out the people who truly care about you. I feel very loved and well cared for.

I will be going back to the hospital this Monday to do all my pre-op testing again. Yay!!! Surgery is already next week....I can't wait!


Lenka said...

Hi Michele,
I am sending good wishes for your surgery. I also have CMT with high arches which caused arthritis and they recommend surgery. I have young children, though, so for now I am dealing with the pain. I totally relate to your exhaustion and contending with constant pain. It is extremely difficult.
Like you, I don't feel sorry for myself. CMT is part of the journey. Thanks for sharing! Best wishes, Lenka

Vera Lucia said...
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Vera Lucia said...

Hey Michele!
I am so happy that your surgery was a success and that I could see you yesterday.
Brave girl! I AM SO PROUD OF YOU!
Baianinha full of strength and courage.
Love you! God Bless you and you are always in my prayers.

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