Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.


One more day

I think my doctor was hitting the crack pipe when he said this surgery was easier to recover from than a c-section. I don't really believe him. But, Army of Dad said that he thinks it probably really is - I just don't have the distraction of caring for a newborn bundle of joy to take my mind off the recovery aspects. On the bright side, no giant bloody expulsions from my body like those after a c-section. *giggles* Reminds me, I was so stupid and naive after my first son, that I didn't think I'd have all that bloody discharge since I had a c-section. Boy, was I dumb?

But, just one more day of dealing with the drain and staples. I'm so ready for it to be 10 a.m. tomorrow. Another bonus, Army of Dad is going to be there to hold my hand through the giant staple remover and the deworming-like removal of the drain. Gross, but just reminds me of some bad sci-fi movie where they yank this snakey-worm thing out of someone's body. *shudders*

I'm also pretty anxious because I go back this Friday to have a breast sonogram to monitor the growth of the
lump in my left breast. The surgeon told me in January that if it is still growing, we're going to remove it. It is benign, but no reason to let it grow. On the bright side, I now have a great plastic surgeon if they have to remove it. I'm really scared right now. I'm really good at staying busy to distract myself from thinking about it, but right now I don't have any writing projects to keep me busy and it isn't like I am physically able to clean out some closets or anything. Hey, maybe I'll go through Hot Rod's handmedowns to see what he has for this summer.

Say a prayer for me, please. All the background is in the lump link above. It has links to previous posts about the discovery of the lump, the biopsy, etc.

This past year has been a tremendous journey for me and I know God has a reason for all of it - if nothing else, I truly know how much my friends, family and my husband most especially love me.


  • At 4:29 PM, May 31, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Big WOOHOOs on getting the stitches and drain out.

    Call me Friday after you go to the doctor and let me know what's up. Whenever you're better, I'm so read for a Girl's Night Out.

  • At 4:35 PM, May 31, 2005, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    Ooh, dollar bills and hunky young boys. I'll be up for that about mid to late July ... start stashing back the dollar bills baby!

    Me and my slimmer tummy will be ready!

  • At 8:04 PM, May 31, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…


    Get video of the staples and the worm being pulled!

    I will host the video and she can blog about it.

    We will be thinking of you AoM...

  • At 8:16 PM, May 31, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I'll run it past her, but don't hold your breath!

  • At 8:35 PM, May 31, 2005, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    EWWWWWW you guys are effing sick! But, I am going to take a picture of the staples tonight ... for posterity .. and to track my progress. I'm still swollen right now. Look like those little Ethiopian kids in the feed the world commercials.


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