Sunday, July 19, 2009

Weekend Before Surgery

Before I begin, I need to say one thing: To the jerks that stole my banking information AND my money!!! I'm looking for you. If I find you, I WILL prosecute you to the fullest extent of the law. There, I feel better.

Well, this is it. Finally. I will get this cancer taken out of my body. There is much more to follow for sure. Chemotherapy and another surgery or two to complete reconstruction. Oh how I fear means someone else is in My son, Brad, flies in tomorrow, and that will be a big relief. I need both my boys near me before they put me out.

Someone told me to do a plaster of paris mold of my chest before having the surgery. Then I could bronze them for all time. Yeah, not so sure who might want THAT after I'm long gone...but I haven't tossed the idea out yet. I still have 1 more day.... :)

I'm guessing it will be several days before I personally return to my blog - I understand I won't be able to lift my arms, but I will be back, and hopefully with many good stories! In the meantime, I will ask my sister or my son to post a few things on my behalf. Specifically, after the surgery, updating the good results, and then when I get home and fall into my own bed for what I hope will be "comfortable" rest.

Please help me pray that the cancer did NOT reach into my lymph nodes. That is the best possible outcome.

Until my return - I monumentally thank each of you who has continued to help me deal with this life changing event. You have been a great source of comfort for me, friendship, and laughter. Yes, I say laughter because without it, I think I would've crawled into a corner to hide.

Until next week......


  1. Dear Arla:

    I will be thinking of you and praying for you this entire week. Brad, Kyle & your sister I hope will keep us all updated on your recovery ASAP. And to the jerks to stole your info...Karma will take care of them.

    Here's my phone number...205-796-7751. I'd like to hear from Brad or Kyle or your sister after your surgery to to make sure you are doing well. I'm going to message Kyle and/or Brad and ask for their #'s just in case I don't hear anything - I'll be on pins and needles.

    And remember - although you are in control of your body, the surgeon will be in conrol of the surgery, the anesthesiologist will be in control of keeping you under, GOD will be in total control of everything - so just let go before your surgery and hand yourself, your trust, everything within you over to him and he will make sure all is well.

    I love you

  2. Debbie Loveday-KarnerJuly 19, 2009 at 4:12 PM

    I can't believe someone took your you need something else to worry about!

    You will be and have been in my thoughts. I will be praying for you all day during your surgery. You are not alone, we are all there for you!

  3. Arla,
    My thoughts and prayers will be with you, your sister, your boys and your entire family.
    Rest assured God will be with you, the doctors and your family. He will guide their hands and influence their decisions on your behalf.
    If you should need anything my number again is 321-698-9545. I will be checking your blog faithfully to get updates on your condition.
    Be strong and positive and put the task into Gods will need to rest. I am confident you will emerge from stronger than you were before. GOOD LUCK my friend!!

    Love, Donna

  4. Will be thinking of you and praying for a speedy recovery.Remember the saying "take no prisoners"- that means the cancer will all be removed and will not be coming back with you.
    HOOAH !!! God Speed !