Beavers' Bend State Park
After finishing up the weekend at home, I decided to return to work today. Just as the doctors expected, I am healing and recovering extremely well from surgery [there are perks to going through this when you're young]. So, I returned to my 2nd graders today, and it was a time of many blessings. The entire staff of about 75 people wore pink in my honor today. How thoughtful and supportive is that? Plus, I was inundated with loving cards, emails, and gifts. It was nice to do something normal after almost 3 weeks at home.
Voluptuous breasts? I bet you're wondering about that one. Well, I had my final "pump up" session today. In the type of reconstruction that I'm doing, you have skin expanders inserted in your breasts during surgery, and then you have them filled with fluid during various appointments with the surgeon. So far, these appointments have caused dreadful pain in the hours following, but I'm hopeful that this one isn't going to be as bad. And, the best part? My once meager bossom isn't so meager anymore :)
And finally, the buns of steel. Remember the fancy shmancy pink Dyson? Well, Brian's trade off for that was a Bowflex (and yes, I've been secretly curious about the infomercials for about 10 years now). So, tonight we worked together to assemble our new home gym. Unfortunately, I have no idea how to use it yet, but I can just imagine the buffness that will soon be coming our way!
So, you see, it's been busy in my neck of the woods. Right now, I feel as though my life is very normal, and that is such an enormous blessing from God. It's good to be able to go about life without worrying about health. Though I will be starting chemo this Friday (10/24), I praise God for the things He has allowed me to do throughout the last few days. It is ONLY because I've been covered in prayer that I've been able to return to regular life so quickly. He is worthy of my praise!