Cleared for Takeoff

Just wanted you all to know that I have been cleared for my reconstruction surgery tomorrow morning.  The virus I had at Christmas seems to have dissipated enough that they can operate and the impending ice-storm does not seem to faze my fearless Dr. Plastic.  He assures me that no matter what weather the God’s reign down upon us tomorrow, that everybody will be there including him and the anaesthetist.

The only other concern at this point was my platelet count.  As some of you know, I had a bit of a scare on December 23rd when I went for treatment and pre-op.  It appeared that my platelet count had been dropping steadily since June.  The possibility of Leukemia left me weak-kneed and caused a few sleepless nights.  Dr. plastic ran a blood test today and was happy to inform me that my count was back up to 260 something ( I had fallen below normal range to about 154).

Anyway, all is set for tomorrow, after which I will unfortunately be stuck with another nasty drain and 2 weeks of absolute rest, but will also, if all goes according to plan — have fabulous breasts!

I’ll have Gina send out an e-mail after the surgery to let you all know how it goes.



About francesbarrie

Cancer survivor,mom,triathlete,writer,jewelry maker, baker. Staying happy and healthy,living life and enjoying it one moment at a time.
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4 Responses to Cleared for Takeoff

  1. Nancy Brown says:

    Hi Fran

    Best of luck tomorrow! I’ll be thinking of you – I’m awaiting your call to come and visit when your ready for company!


  2. Karen says:

    Will be thinking of you – and will bring spaghettii and meatballs for dinner on Thursday. Should be there by 5:00 (after school). Love ya!

  3. Karen Gillis says:

    Hi Fran – Best of luck to you tomorrow – can’t wait to see the fabulous breasts – well, just wear a tight shirt instead of walking naked through the streets. Hope the drain comes out quick and speedy – needless to say I am a little sensitive when it comes to friggin drains (still in and counting at 4 months). Talk to you soon! Karen.

  4. Summer says:

    Good luck tomorrow. We will be thinking of you and the family.
    Love to all!

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