Wednesday, November 25, 2009

The Good Lord Knows

Well, as I said in my previous post, the Good Lord knows what he is doing and I'm glad I put all my trust in him because I got a big surprise yesterday at the hospital. In order to prevent an additional surgery in January, my amazing doctors decided to go full speed ahead and remove BOTH expanders and give me my new permanent silicone implants. For Thanksgiving, I've been given the gift of two new "turkey breasts".....lololol... For Christmas, I think I'll pop on a couple bows and think good thoughts!

Now, the next major hurdle is to hope for no rejection of the implants. This is HUGE!! If my body rejects them, they have to take them out for 6 MONTHS - which would be bad. The guy hitting me was a big setback that affected my overall health, but I believe in good things, and so I hope, they shall come to me.

The surgery went well and I now have a smaller, softer, more feminine chest for which I am mighty grateful. I am up and moving around, albeit slowly. This surgery was as complicated, but somewhat less painful than the original bilateral mastectomy. So that and good painkillers keeps me feeling fair.

I wish you all a beautiful and very special Thanksgiving. Do your best to make it memorable ~ we never know what is to come our way...God Bless.


  1. you have many things to be thankful for and I am thankful you are still around!


  2. Arla,
    what a wonderful gift.I will pray that your body will accept this gift with open arms. I hope you enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends.
    Thinking of you often, Donna

  3. Arla, I'm praying for you and I know that everything will go as expected today. I know you can't read this right now, but please if any of your family gets on here to give an update - please call me and let me know how you are. My # is 205-796-7751. R, I love you so very much and I wish I could be there. As I said, not only are you MY mentor, you are also my inspiration (aside from God). Love you bunches,